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Itchy dry patches on scalp. Oily hair so not a dry scalp problem. Itch when bumped etc. Itches until bleeding. No stress. Help?

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

Scalp (Definition)

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


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If u have mild eczema with itchy flaky scalp with hair loss when eat eggs diary fish soy nuts symptoms get worse please tell how to treat eczema?

If u have mild eczema with itchy flaky scalp with hair loss when eat eggs diary fish soy nuts symptoms get worse please tell how to treat eczema?

May it be seborrhea?: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Hi when I eat spinach or some green veggies I get itchy flaky scalp with hair loss my allergy test with all foods was negative please explain thx.?

Hi when I eat spinach or some green veggies I get itchy flaky scalp with hair loss my allergy test with all foods was negative please explain thx.?

Eczema vs food allergy: Itchy food reactions in the skin (scalp here) can be due to T cell immune responses, and not all of those involve production of antibodies. Atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis are plenty itchy and may produce positive patch tests for delayed hypersensitivity when immediate hypersensitivity tests are negative (no IgE). If you itch less by avoiding those foods, that's the action to take. ...Read more

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My prick & blood rast test for all foods was negative but when I eat any food except whole wheat I get very itchy flaky scalp and excessive hair loss.

My prick & blood rast test for all foods was negative but when I eat any food except whole wheat I get very itchy flaky scalp and excessive hair loss.

Unusual: It is highly unlikely that you would be allergic or intolerant to all foods other than whole wheat. Recommend that you consult an allergist to consider doing some food challenges to see if you are indeed allergic to intolerant to the foods you implicated. I don't want you to get in a nutritional bind. ...Read more

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Itchy flaky scalp and excessive hair loss after eating foods except (whole wheat) and the food allergies test (prick & rast) was negative. Why?

Itchy flaky scalp and excessive hair loss after eating foods except (whole wheat) and the food allergies test (prick & rast) was negative. Why?

Alopecia and allergy: It is unlikely that food allergy has anything to do with hair loss. Plus both prick and blood test for food are negative so you are unlikely to have ige mediated food allergy. Many things may cause hair loss including androgenic (male pattern) baldness, fungal infection, autoimmune disease like lupus, thyroid/pituitary dysfunction, iron-deficiency anemia... You should talk to your doctor again. ...Read more

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When I eat vegetables, fruits, milk, legumes and red meat. I get itchy flaky scalp and hair loss just after 30 my allergy test is negative. What cause it?

When I eat vegetables, fruits, milk, legumes and red meat. I get itchy flaky scalp and hair loss just after 30 my allergy test is negative. What cause it?

Makes no sense: I'd greatly doubt that these events are related. You may be better off getting patch testing for a contact allergy then to foods, airborne allergens etc. Consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy flaky scalp&hair loss after eating diary product, lentils, fruit etc except chicken and whole wheat. Allergy and intolerance test was negative. ..

Itchy flaky scalp&hair loss after eating diary product, lentils, fruit etc except chicken and whole wheat. Allergy and intolerance test was negative. ..

Hair loss: It is unlikely that food allergies have anything to do with your hair loss and flaky scalp. A variety of conditions might be associated with hair loss like male pattern baldness (androgenic), fungal infection, syphillus, medications side effects, autoimmune disease, pituitary insufficiency and thyroid dysfunction... You need to talk to a physician. ...Read more

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Very itchy scalp, flaking, red spots from scratching, feels like crawling on head (and body a little). Just started yesterday.

Very itchy scalp, flaking, red spots from scratching, feels like crawling on head (and body a little). Just started yesterday.

Itchy scalp: Your condition you describe may be head lice. Have someone search your scalp and hair carefully for lice and for eggs called nits glued to hairshaft near scalp. Call your doctor to report your situation and ask how to proceed. ...Read more

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I think I have seborrheic dermatitis I can't eat only chicken and wheat with reat of all foods I get itchy flaky scalp and dry hands how to treat?

I think I have seborrheic dermatitis I can't eat only chicken and wheat with reat of all foods I get itchy flaky scalp and dry hands how to treat?

See a dermatologist: Itching and flaking scalp can be caused by a lot of things. Certain food sensitivities can contribute to these symptoms, but so can many other things including medications, stress, psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic dermatitis (among many causes). I would see a dermatologist or allergist to see about helping you find the cause and a solution and how to control the symptoms. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Consequences of vit. D deficiency? &is it safe 2 use bakin soda 4 dandruff on hair. Scalp is itchy, oily. But hair is dry. Plz hlp

Consequences of vit. D deficiency? &is it safe 2 use bakin soda 4 dandruff on hair. Scalp is itchy, oily. But hair is dry. Plz hlp

For info re:: vitamin D deficiency, go to webMD or any other the other valid medical sites, as there's too much into to list in this small space. Baking soda won't hurt you but won't help much either -- it's better in cooking. Use an OTC dandruff shampoo like selsun or talk w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Lately I have flakes, sensitive, itchy scalp. What should I do to treat. I used tar shampoo, vorsene nd tea tree. My hair also became dry?

Lately I have flakes, sensitive, itchy scalp. What should I do to treat. I used tar shampoo, vorsene nd tea tree. My hair also became dry?

Consider pre-shampoo: Thank you for your question regarding flakes and dry scalp. Consider as a first step pre-conditioning your hair and scalp with generous swaths of coconut oil - root to tip- before using a gentle baby shampoo. Wash and condition as usual and note the effect for a month.
Increase your intake of water and favor balanced meals.
Let me know how this works for you. ...Read more

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My scalp is itchy, dry, and covered in pimples. I've experienced more hair loss since winter began. How can I treat my scalp?

My scalp is itchy, dry, and covered in pimples. I've experienced more hair loss since winter began. How can I treat my scalp?

Depends on diagnosis: It could be seborrheic dermatities, in which case a sulfur type shampoo used regularly to all hairy areas may help; it may also be a form of acne, in which case low fat diet, and a tetracylcine antibiotic may help. In winter, skin gets very dry and this may be a type of exzema or dry skin condition--moisurizer (no added chemicals). Hair loss too...Dermatologist. ...Read more

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F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?

F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?

Complicated: Your symptoms and lab findings may be consistent with lupus or sjögren's syndrome need more information and more lab studies to make determination hair loss may be a part of either disease. It is important that you see a rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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Can stress be a cause of dry itchy flaky scalp? Any answers appreciated!

Can stress be a cause of dry itchy flaky scalp? Any answers appreciated!

Stress may be 1 fact: Above, lack of thorough daily washing.Cortisol of stress and DHEAS of adrenal from stress may be important. TRy hard to reduce your stress level. ...Read more

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Itchy dry to oily scalp. Already using selsun blue and head and shoulders for itch relief but still not working. Still have dandruff. Suggestions??

Dermatology eval: Consult a dermatologist to evaluate. Prescription strength selenium sulfide or an antifungal may be prescribed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo treat itchy dry scalp? I've tried head & shoulders and jason tea tree shampoo, but the itchyness and dryness still come back.

Can Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo treat itchy dry scalp? I've tried head & shoulders and jason tea tree shampoo, but the itchyness and dryness still come back.

Nizoral (ketoconazole) could work: But this is primarily intended to treat fungal infections. Have you seen a dermatologist to ensure that this is not a condition other that may benefit from a more specific therapy? ...Read more

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My milk, egg, fruits allergy prick test is negative but when I eat these foods I get itchy flaky scalp, bloating belly, very dry skin specially hands?

My milk, egg, fruits allergy prick test is negative but when I eat these foods I get itchy flaky scalp, bloating belly, very dry skin specially hands?

Food intolerance: Even though you tested negative to the above foods they still may be evoking symptoms when you eat them. Avoid them for now and gradually reintroduce them one at a time after six months. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How to reduce hair fall, an itchy oily scalp and dandruff?

How to reduce hair fall, an itchy oily scalp and dandruff?

See a dermatologist: There are several kinds of alopecia, which is a fancy term for hair loss-any hair loss. Autoimmune alopecia AREATA is NOT what you have. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can use a dandruff shampoo every day in the shower. Selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, ketoconazole, and zinc pyrithione are OTC shampoos in common use. ...Read more

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36 F Healthy. Hair grows only 6-8in then falls out. White bulb on all hairs that shed. Scalp is not oily. Scalp is occasionally itchy. Please help!

36 F Healthy. Hair grows only 6-8in then falls out. White bulb on all hairs that shed. Scalp is not oily. Scalp is occasionally itchy. Please help!

You really: Should consult a Board Certified DERMATOLOGIST since your ALOPECIA (hair loss) may be due to a CORRECTABLE medical problem!

ACT NOW BE WELL

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is vitamin E good to treat itchy scalp and dryness in hair and scalp?

Depends: If it is seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff) you may need a combination of shampoos and topical treatment. There is also the possibility of scalp psoriasis or something else. Vitamin e may help to a certain extend with the dryness but may not completely address your itch (or the possible underlying condition). Give your dermatologist a shout! ...Read more

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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

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

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Whenever I shower and let my hair air dry (or sleep with it wet) my scalp gets very itchy, and it doesn't matter what shampoo. Any ideas?

Whenever I shower and let my hair air dry (or sleep with it wet) my scalp gets very itchy, and it doesn't matter what shampoo. Any ideas?

A couple. ...: It may be that the hot water of the shower stimulates some histamine production and contributes to the itchiness. Also, you don't mention whether or not you are shampooing with each shower, but incomplete rinsing of soap could cause this. Wish I had more ideas. ... Good luck! ...Read more

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My scalp is dry and itchy I've always had dandruff and get my hair bleached. What can be done? Anti dandruff shampoo helps but still itchy

My scalp is dry and itchy I've always had dandruff and get my hair bleached. What can be done? Anti dandruff shampoo helps but still itchy

Details matter: You neglected to identify WHICH dandruff shampoo was tried. There are several different kinds. You also need to learn how to get the best results by having the shampoo contact the scalp long enough before rinsing. Hydrocortisone in a liquid can be applied. Prescription strength usually stops the itch and the flaking. No antihistamine will help this kind of itch. ...Read more

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I am male, 20yrs, student. I have severe hair fall and dandruff problem. My scalp gets oily and itchy everyday. I had habit of masturbation. I stopped it.?

I am male, 20yrs, student. I have severe hair fall and dandruff problem. My scalp gets oily and itchy everyday. I had habit of masturbation. I stopped it.?

Several concerns: You have a diagnosis of bad seborrhea which is probably why your hair is falling out, but you're not being treated appropriately for it. You're only on Propecia and rogaine (minoxidil) which are for male pattern baldness which isn't the problem at your age unless you're ultra-hairy. And enjoying your sexuality by yourself isn't the cause -- it's healthy. Man up and get to a competent specialist. ...Read more