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How To Stop My Scalp From Itching
My scalp itches a lot. Also white flakes come out when I scratch it. What is this and how can I cure it naturally?
Dandruff: Dandruff is the shedding of flakes of dead skin cells from the scalp. It has been shown to be the result of three required factors: 1) skin oil commonly referred to as sebum or sebaceous secretions 2) yeast colonization (specifically malassezia yeasts) 3) individual susceptibility . There are special shampoos you can buy that contain selenium, which target the causes and bring great relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 a bump on my scalp. It itches and it hurts when i touch it. Why do I have a bump on my scalp?
Bump on scalp: There are a lot of potential causes for a bump on your scalp that itches and hurts when you touch it. You should see your doctor to have it evaluated. It can't be diagnosed without proper examination. ...Read more
Many possibilities: The feeling of bugs crawling on your skin can be caused by a variety of different conditions some of which including peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, vitamin B12 deficiency, morgellons disease and side effects to medications. You may even actually have little bugs crawling on your skin. Discuss it with you physician and have them help you determine the cause. ...Read more
My back itches and sometimes there's small bums. It also affects the back of my neck & scalp. I will scratch till my skin bleeds. Normal?
Dry skin - showers?: The most common cause is dryness of the skin precipitated by showers. After each shower, rub lotion such as Cetaphil or Aveena on back and legs to moisturize skin. If this doesn't resolve the problem within two weeks, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
Dandruff: There is benign condition of skin sloughing off from the scalp and make you uncomfortable . The most important thing to make sure is that it is not fungal infection in which case , you require specific antifungal medication . For simple skin flecking , using anti- dandruff shampoo is something to start with . Good luck. ...Read more
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