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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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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...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 ..
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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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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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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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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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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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more