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How Do I Know If I Have Dandruff Or Knits
Dandruff or nits: Both nits and dandruff cause itching of the scalp, but the similarities stop there. The causes of nits and dandruff, as well as the treatments to treat these conditions are vastly different. Nits are the eggs of lice. Dandruff is simply dry skin on the scalp. Nits are not on the scalp but on the hair shaft. ...Read more
Different presentati: Dandruff is shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp and causes flaking which is visible on brush or comb and sometimes on your cloth collars and can cause itching and is easy to recognize without ever going to the doctors scalp lice can cause itching and one may be able to see live lice on close exam of the scalp..It is spread by person to person contact and is usually seen in children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I know if I have dandruff? #nqlu
why do I scratch my arms, and wrists, and shoulders/neck? #nqlu how do I know if I have dandruff? #nqlu
why do I scratch my arms, and wrists, and shoulders/neck? #nqlu
Hello. : Hello. I answered your earlier question about itchiness. I don't know if you have dandruff. Dandruff can be a symptom of seborrheic dermatitis and causes flakiness of the scalp. However, really dry skin can also cause flaking. Seborrheic dermatitis can affect other areas of your body. Recommend that you consider a dermatology evaluation or based on input in your previous question, consider allergy testing. ...Read more
Headlice or Dandruff: Dandruff are flaky, itchy scalp lesion called seborrheic dermatitis treated with Nizoral or other tar shampoo and scalp will clear up. Head lice is also itchy scalp with nits seen attached to hair strands mostly in the neck area. Pull out each nits after shampoo with kwell or Ovide to avoid transmission of lice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My whole body itches like crazy
My skin is dry and has dandruff
It has been a week and I don't know what to do???
Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long/hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Aquaphor immediately after shower to damp skin. Reduce itch with OTC antihistamines. For break-through itch Sarna lotion can be added. Irritating environmental factors should be avoided; stress reduction may be useful. See Allergist if no response. ...Read more
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