Top
20
Doctor insights on: Itching Hair

Share
1

1
Falling hair and skin head itchiness?

Falling hair and skin head itchiness?

Many possibilities: Those are very common and nonspecific symptoms. A viral infection can do it, as can stress, various medications, and certain medical conditions. A good evaluation, including blood testing, by a physician will narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
1,079 doctors shared insights

Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


2

2
Scalp itching thining hair loss, how to stop it?

Scalp itching thining hair loss, how to stop it?

See dermatologist: It sounds like you should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. There are many possibilities from infection, to inflammatory, to autoimmune conditions. A biopsy may be required. ...Read more

6

6
Itchy and flaky pubic area, eyebrows and scalp what is this?

Fungal: Sounds like fungal and/ or yeast infestations. The facial component is called seborrhea. A topical anti-fungal like Nystatin cream might be useful. Try a selenium based shampoo wash around the genital region in the shower. Selenium is anti-dandruff, which is thought to have a fungal ("microsporum furfur") relationship. ...Read more

7

7
Can MRSA cause itching scalp and hairloss?

Can MRSA cause itching scalp and hairloss?

Possible but unlikel: This is possible due to, a low grade infection or cellulitis but not likely. Lice or other inflammatory conditions are more likely responsible. ...Read more

8

8
Does hydrocortisone cream cause unwanted hair growth?

Does hydrocortisone cream cause unwanted hair growth?

No: No, the normal uses of Hydrocortisone 1% cream do not cause unwanted hair growth. However, with skin inflammation rashes that are leading to hair loss, the Hydrocortisone can help stop the inflammation, clear the rash up, and allow some hair to start growing back (but that would be wanted hair growth). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can waxing facial hair cause eczema?

Can waxing facial hair cause eczema?

Unlikely: If you are allergic to waxing it may give you hives but not eczema. Mostlikely it is irritating to your skin and you should consider laser hair removal or tweezing instead. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
I m looking for cure of seboric dermatitis.. Suffring with facial dandruff with itching and redness, and hair dandruff with itchy scalp and hair fall.

I m looking for cure of seboric dermatitis.. Suffring with facial dandruff with itching and redness, and hair dandruff with itchy scalp and hair fall.

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis tends to be chronic, and there's usually no strategy that stops it permanently. But treatments, including many you can try at home, may control your signs and symptoms during a flare-up. Anti fungal agents that you want to look for in the products you buy are: ketoconazole, ciclopirox, terbinafine (lamisil), zinc pyrithione, coal tar, and salacylic acid. ...Read more

11

11
Does keratosis pilerius cause itchiness all over with red bumps on hair follicles?

Does keratosis pilerius cause itchiness all over with red bumps on hair follicles?

Yes, sometimes: Keratosis pilaris is the accentuated hair follicles and are small raised and frequently red. Sometimes they itch, but many times there is no itching. Treatment really depends on the itching. The usual locations is on the upper outer arms and thighs. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

13

13
Area where pubic hair grows itch after shaving. Why is this?

Area where pubic hair grows itch after shaving. Why is this?

Maybe folliculitis: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

14

14
Itchy hair even after using shampoo? Lice? Ringworm?

Itchy hair even after using shampoo?
Lice? Ringworm?

Long list.: Itchy hair can be caused by dry scalp, seborrhea, irritants (hair products/treatments), skin infections (can be ringworm, lice, scabies), insect bites, skin disorders (psoriasis or eczema, for example)... The list is long, so it is best to have your gp or a dermatologist check it out. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Does hair grow over alopecia barbae?

Does hair grow over alopecia barbae?

Many a times: Alopecia Barbae = Bald spots in bearded areas. See Dermatologist. (Many a times the hair grows back - not all of them. The treatments that help sometimes are 1.Minoxidil 2. Cortizone creams (more help with injections) and 3. ? Anthralin cream or ointment.) ...Read more

16

16
Can thyroid cause scalp rash & hair lost?

Thyroid: A thyroid condition may give rise to a scalp rash, namely seborrheo which can cause hair loss. ...Read more

17

17
Can dandruff or dry skin cause greasy hair?

Can dandruff or dry skin cause greasy hair?

Not really: Flaking/dandruff can be the result of oily skin, which irritates the skin and causes flaking. Common mistake to think flaking is from dry skin, but if greasy hair then not dry skin so shampoos daily foroily skin helpful. ...Read more

18

18
Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Hair loss: infections can cause hair loss Effective treatment will resolve it. See a dermatologist or family doc. ...Read more

19

19
Can the scalp itch with female pattern hair loss?

Can the scalp itch with female pattern hair loss?

Yes: 2 very common conditions will sometimes occur together, each for a different reason. ...Read more

20

20
Ever since little, can feel all my skin hairs push against my clothes & flip back & forth-- and it itches like mad. Any way to un-itch hair movement?

Itchy hair: sometimes itchiness may not be due to the hair but the surrounding skin being irritated. I would try to use a soap with extra moisturizers and also put on lotion like Aveeno (oatmeal) or Cedaphil to give your skin extra lubrication. Also wearing looser fitting clothing might help avoid pulling hairs and the itchy feeling ...Read more