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Gray Hair Itchy Scalp
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
I have hair loss when hair tries to grow back my scalp has a dent, itchiness, red spot, some type of liquid coming from it and many grey hairs in spot?
What do you think i have? My scalp looks like the gray patch ringworm at times there has been sores like a rash or a pimple. Also, black little nits like a fruit fly maybe? I feel itchy with scalp, hair feels different like it is nappy in spots, also hard
From : From your description, you may have ringworm of the scalp which is actually caused by a fungus, not a worm. Of course, without examining you and sending cultures, i cannot tell for sure what it is. A fungal infection of the scalp is more difficult to treat than fungal infections elsewhere. Treatment usually includes 1-2 months of a prescription oral medication. You should give your doctor a call and have them take a look at it. They will hopefully be able to tell exactly what it is so you can get the proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
Loads of flakes under hair, very itchy scalp and i'm losing hair in the itchy parts what do I most likely have?
I've been getting dry itchy scalp and chunks of brown crusty stuff that gets stuck to my scalp and hair. I have exzema. And it smells bad
Infection: Eczema patients are prone to staphylococcal infections. The presence of the smell and appearance of the brown crust strongly suggests the pathogenic bacterium staphylococcus aureus. Consult with your physician for the evaluation including skin culture, and appropriate treatment of the eczema and the infection. ...Read more
I had dry and itchy scalp. The itchiness causes my hair fall badly and i often try to pull out dry flakes on my scalp. How can I do to overcome this?
I have an itchy back, itchy scalp and any hair that touches my face makes my face itchy too!! What are possible causes of this. ?
I'm suffering from a dry itchy scalp. Is it ok to wash my hair everyday with head and shoulders, or should I avoid overwashing?
No: don't wash every day. Just wash 2-3 times a week and use head and shoulders 1-2 times a week. Use a quality shampoo and conditioner too. ...Read more
Sometimes my hair has a white thing at the bottom of it when i pull it out, what is this? I have itchy scalp and i'm losing hair, what could i have?
Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) ...Read more
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