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Doctor insights on: Itchy Face And Scalp Causes

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Hi and thanks in advance. Is excessive sleep, sleep attacks, grinding teeth, and itchy face and scalp caused by my ocd, depression and anxiety?

Hi and thanks in advance. Is excessive sleep, sleep attacks, grinding teeth, and itchy face and scalp caused by my ocd, depression and anxiety?

Most likely: All the symptoms you are referring to are anxiety related, certainly the teeth grinding, unspecified dermatitis. the sleep excess or sleep attacks would require further evaluation though questioning and history taking for them to be properly diagnosed.
I recommend you to do a formal psychiatric consult. ...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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I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

Dermititiis: You could have eczema, seborrhea, atopic or other form of dandruff. If you scratch it it will tind to worsen and flake as well as get infected. That will cause the swollen lymph node.
Start with a dandruff shampoo and stop scratching it. See if it starts to resolve in a couple of weeks ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to manage a dry, itchy, and scalps head?

Can you tell me how to manage a dry, itchy, and scalps head?

Rephrase?: Please rephrase the question. But for itchy scalp, i'd start with selsun blue shampoo, apply twice daily and leave in for 30 minutes, then rinse, for up to a week. If no better, get seen by a dr. ...Read more

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Why do I continue to have dandruff. My scalp is itchy and white flakes. And my head feels like I hit it and hurts but I didn't.

Why do I continue to have dandruff. My scalp is itchy and white flakes. And my head feels like I hit it and hurts but I didn't.

Depends: You may have a more significant case of seborrheic dermatitis, which could be driving the "dandruff" that you notice. Be aware, it could even be psoriasis of the scalp too! . The pain is a bit worrisome for some type of inflammation of the scalp as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis aren't usually painful unless and infection is complicating things. Please seek help from your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Why do I have itchy head and red nasty spots on scalp?

Dermatitis.: There are many causes for what you describe. You should have this looked at by a physician who can treat you with the appropriat. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to have an itchy scalp after a head trauma - uk?

Could it be healthy to have an itchy scalp after a head trauma - uk?

Itchy scalp: It is unclear what kind of head trauma you have experienced, but abrasions and healing wounds itch and sometimes the return of sensation following nerve injury is heralded by itching. Additionally, if there was bruising or scalp swelling, as this resolves it could be itchy. Finally, if you had surgery, some of the medications or scalp hair treatment could cause this. ...Read more

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I have rashes all over my face. My scalp and body have been itchy too. I do have excema, but this is not it.?

I have rashes all over my face. My scalp and body have been itchy too. I do have excema, but this is not it.?

Rashes: Rashes are nearly impossible to diagnose correctly without seeing them, especially with so little information. Is it light or dark? Raised, flat, or depressed? Fine bumps? Big welts? Does it blanch when you push on it or no? Are you sick or well? What other symptoms do you have? If it bothers you, and to get it properly diagnosed, see your doctor. ...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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I have too much itchy on my head scalp from last 6 months. I used all shampoos, but it didn't stop. I got medecines and also used many oils for messa?

Have your PCP look: At it to determine what types of scales, or flakes or dandruff yours scalp is producing? Also, refrain from using harsh shampoos, conditioners, treatments on your scalp that could be irritating it, and/or color dyes, and other harsh chemicals that could be irritating your scalp. If you don't get anywhere with your PCP, then seek a dermatologist, who can help you. Also, changing your diet can help! ...Read more

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Dr. I am confuse my skin is having small itchy scab type thing some times on my face now currently it is on the back of my scalp it sometimes itchy bu?

Dr. I am confuse my skin is having small itchy scab type thing some times on my face now currently it is on the back of my scalp it sometimes itchy bu?

Soap and water: Try washing your face and head with soap and water, at least twice daily. If after a month of doing that, it has not helped, please consult this site for additional suggestions for home care:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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Good afternoon Dr. Barry. I have a question for you about a problem I am having with my scalp. Everytime I go get a haircut at the barber shop, I end up having these red itchy and irritated patches of skin on the back of my head. Do you know what it could

Good afternoon Dr. Barry. I have a question for you about a problem I am having with my scalp. Everytime I go get a haircut at the barber shop, I end up having these red itchy and irritated patches of skin on the back of my head. Do you know what it could

I am not dr berry: Well I am not your dr berry. But sounds like your skin is getting a little razor burn. Must be going close to the scalp when you are getting shaved. Out some a and d ointment in and that should make you feel better. Also be sure the equipment is cleaned properly after each cutting. ...Read more

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I have dry scalp. My head gets extremely itchy but only at night time. Can you suggest a good shampoo?

I have dry scalp. My head gets extremely itchy but only at night time. Can you suggest a good shampoo?

Dry/Itchy Scalp: Are you showering at night and using something at night? Hair sprays, gels, perfumes, etc. Can all have drying effects on the scalp and make it worse. You need a hydrating/moisturizing shampoo that is fragrance-free and dye-free. You might even want to consider using Moroccan Oil every other shower. Too many products and you need to find which works best for you. ...Read more

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My scalp is very itchy even though I use an anti-dandruff/itch shampoo. It is itchiest on the crown and back of my head.

DHS zinc shampoo: You may be dealing with a skin condition a bit more severe than simple dandruff. DHS Zinc shampoo is an over the counter shampoo that helps many people with conditions that cause severe itching, such as psoriasis. ...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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Itchy scalp in a small section near top of head, scratched before felt a scab-like thing forming and it let out little bit of clear fluid-not oozing?

Itchy scalp in a small section near top of head, scratched before felt a scab-like thing forming and it let out little bit of clear fluid-not oozing?

Abrasion: Scratching or rubbing will strip off the surface of the skin. Think about the time you fell on your hand or knee. If it fails to heal, or if it continues to itch, a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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Scalp, face, and ears are hot, itchy, and tingly. No rash is present. Itchiness mostly occurs when I bend over or when wet. What could be the problem?

Scalp, face, and ears are hot, itchy, and tingly. No rash is present. Itchiness mostly occurs when I bend over or when wet. What could be the problem?

Ichy scalp/ face/ ea: Do you have dandruff? flaking scalp? You may have a fungal infection/excessive dryness of the scalp, eczema, psoraisis (sometimes the symptoms are intermittent). Follow up with doctor/ urgent care and discuss use of Nizoral (ketoconazole) vs, Tgel shampoo vs coal tar or keratolytic shampoo. ...Read more

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I am a black male and have a very itchy scalp with a patch in my head that won't stop itching I have shaved my hair and that same spot still bothers?

I am a black male and have a very itchy scalp with a patch in my head that won't stop itching I have shaved my hair and that same spot still bothers?

Itchy scalp: It may be a little bit of a yeast/fungal infection. That can happen on the scalp, or anywhere on the body. Try an anti-fungal cream twice a day for 2 weeks (something with clotrimazole or miconazole, for example). Avoid steroid creams as they can thin the skin and affect the color over time. If the anti fungal cream doesn't help, go see a doctor. ...Read more

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My scalp has been itchy to the point of bleeding and pus I think psoriasis but I've recently had 2 lumps on the back of my head appear. They got bigger over a couple days and it very painful giving me headaches what would this be?

My scalp has been itchy to the point of bleeding and pus I think psoriasis but I've recently had 2 lumps on the back of my head appear. They got bigger over a couple days and it very painful giving me headaches what would this be?

You now have an: Infection in your scalp from you scratching it so much and your lymph glands are now reacting trying to fight off the infection. It is to the point now that you need antibiotics. Go see your physician now before it gets worst. ...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.

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