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Itchy Face And Scalp Causes
Hi and thanks in advance. Is excessive sleep, sleep attacks, grinding teeth, and itchy face and scalp caused by my ocd, depression and anxiety?
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 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 an itchy back, itchy scalp and any hair that touches my face makes my face itchy too!! What are possible causes of this.?
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?
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
My head always feels heavy and sometimes feels like something is crawling in my scalp, sometimes too it feels itchy, I don't know what it is?
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
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
Lumps on scalp please can you tell me what these lumps on my head can be they are hard and very itchy have about 5 of them some are small?
Wens: They are sebaceous cysts. Consult a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I am having scalp folliculitis. It's is not itchy. It's is at a small area of head. I would like to prevent it from recurring. I am given oral medicin
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
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
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
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
When I move my hands through scalp or face I find white soft granules. Scalp or face its too itchy, what could this be?
Hi! My scalp is so itchy and its not just my scalp its my whole head. We have treated for lice three times and have found flecks, but that's it! Help?
Have you been seen: You need to be seen if you have not to have your scalp looked at and see if it more than lice.... ...Read more
My scalp hurts like its tender and feels like a bruise but I have not bumped my head? And my scalp is itchy and flaky? What's wrong?
Itchy dry to oily scalp. Already using selsun blue and head and shoulders for itch relief but still not working. Still have dandruff. Suggestions??
My skin is dry and very itchy. It's been like this a few days. It's from scalp to toes. Use lotion but not helping. Help me. Even face is the same.
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?
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
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
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?
I am a type 1 diabetic. For a couple of weeks I've been really itchy mostly on my arms and my scalp. My head feels like its on fire! ?
Not shingles: See a dermatologist. Bring with you every cream & soap, every med & vitamin & pill. ...Read more
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