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Itchy Flaky Scalp
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've had itchy flaky scalp since i was child. When itched, it causes pain/headaches and i can't ever go two days without it itching again.
I have an itchy, flaky scalp. I have tried using organic shampoos and medicated peanut oil my dermatologist recommended but nothing works.Wash 3x week
The most common: cause of an itchy, flaky scalp is dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis. It can also be caused by eczema or psoriasis. Other medicated shampoos can be effective: salicylic acid, coal tar, zinc, selenium, ketoconazole containing shampoos. Many try alternating between them. It would be fine to try some of these on your own and/or return to your Dermatologist for more suggestions. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I'm using ketoconazole 2% for twice a week but which shampoo is best for atopic dermatitis itchy flaky scalp for daily uses ?
Increase usage: You can use the shampoo seven days a week without any difficulty. ...Read more
Which third generation antihistamine is best for itchy flaky scalp and skin levocetirizine , desloratadine or fexofenadine ?
None of them!: Good morning, itchy scalp is due to irritation to the nerves of skin of the scalp. There is a nerve signal going from the scalp to the brain telling that there is something not right on the scalp. Correcting the local condition of the scalp such as dryness, scaling, seborrhea, bacterial or fungal overgrowth, and skin flaking condition will relieve the itch. Antihistamines are not useful for this. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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