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Head Itches But No Lice Or Dandruff
Smelly hair, itches, no flakes, no scales, no dandruff, no lice. Using neutrogena t/gel shampoo and conditioner. No relief. What is it?
Smelly Hair: Basically, unpleasant odor in hair arises due to microbial growth on oily scalp. Factors like poor personal hygiene, excessive sweating, strenuous physical activity, overactive sebaceous glands on scalp, exposure to chemicals and environmental pollution, cigarette smoking etc contribute in causing smelly hair. ...Read more
Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair ; massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg casings) which should be combed out to prevent re-infection. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar may work a bit faster than regular ; you can always fall back on the otc products if this fails. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great hygiene, but unfortunately I have smelly hair, and its itchy, but there are no flakes, no dandruff, no lice, no scaly scalp. Help!
See a dermatologist: You need to be examined and diagnosed appropriately and then treated for whatever is responsible. ...Read more
Itchy dry patches on scalp. oily hair so not a dry scalp problem. Itch when bumped etc. itches until bleeding. no stress. Help?
More info: It is difficult to answer this without more information and examination. Your question is confusing - itchy dry patches on scalp but you don't think it is dry scalp problem.In general itchy scalp can be due to fungal infection, inflammation related disorders, skin diseases just to mention few. Please discuss it in detail with a physician. ...Read more
There are little tiny bugs in my hair. Not lice or nits or fleas but they look almost like little flies. If I itch my head ( dandruff ) I find them.
Hard to say: These could be bedbugs, by your brief description, but only a visit to your doc or dermatologist would allow a proper label. ...Read more
Lice shampoo was used and no lice or nits seen, still feel smthg moving in head but can't see anything, plus wife getting bites on body while sleeping
Checked for lice, bed bugs & tree mites. no bites nothing but dandruff. can dry skin can make you feel it on other body parts? dry skin but oily hair?
My scalp is itchy...Been using tgel for stubborn itch...Still itchy. No lice or visible rash...Dry patches. What should I use?
Several shampoos.: Do yuou have psoriasis elsewhere? It may or may not be, but the shampoos, ie. T-gel neutrotar, selsyn blue, and zinc shampoos should used progressively . You can also rotate them. If one or more does work with the least complicated shampoo, the mildest available. You can shampoo to0 frequently and irritate your scalp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Babys head smells (forehead) but theres no peeling or other evidence of cradle cap. What else could it be? Can cradle cap smell be present w/out peel
Lotions/ metabolism: If germ overgrowth is unlikely, the other two issues that come to mind are the things we put on their skin or the odor from the sweat they make. I find some lotions will sour over time & leave a musty smell. Some kids with metabolic issues can have a mouse urine like smell or maple syrup like smell to their sweat.If the lotions or other skin treatments are not an issue i would let your dr know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check again: I would thouroughly check your head and hair again for any remaining lice or nits. Often, many of the treatments need to be repeated one week after initial treatment. Also, keep in mind that the shampoos used to treat lice can cause some irritation to the scalp which can induce itching and may not represent a residual lice infestation. ...Read more
It is normal to have itch near to genitals area, usedyo have jockitch but theres no signs left, no bumps, norash, no white skin, only itch when sudor..
Irritant deematitis on scalp. Whenevr there is heat my scalp irritates badly n hair falls & after washing also scalp irritates n hair falls. Help?
Medicated Shampoos: Use of desiccants and agents that treat dermatitis such as coal tar or anti fungal shampoos as fungal infections are frequently a component may be helpful. Isopropyl alcohol can also be an effective treatment as well. If these treatments are not effective then a biopsy should be performed or consultation with a dermatologist. ...Read more
Itchy scalp, no dandruff, no visible rash. H&S and Cural did not work. How to stop the itch? Driving me crazy. Could it be a fungus? What to do?
Some thoughts...: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or Kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: You may be allergic to one of the hair preparations. You may try eliminating or substituting one of them for at least 2 weeks at a time to see how this affects your itching. Do note that many products under different brand names may have the same ingredients. If you must shampoo, try Free and Clear products. If problem persists, see dermatologist or allergist who may order patch testing on you. ...Read more
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