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Doctor insights on: Itchy Head Causes

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Dr. Candace Spann
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Scalp Itching (Definition)

Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) ...Read more


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What's wrong with my itchy head?

Have it looked at.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a scaly itchy head?

I have a scaly itchy head?

Seborrheic Dermatiti: Most likely you have seborrheic dermatitis. This is ususally treated with tar shampoos or shampoos with antifungal properties. Otc blue selsun type shampoos help this. Denorex type shampoos help. Sometimes steroid foams may be needed in difficult cases. If severe or can't control, see your pcp for a prescription formulaiton or see dermatologist. Don't be a flake, get treated! ...Read more

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I've had a really itchy head going on for 3 years but seems to be getting worse, checked & treated head for headline numerous times, clear each time?

I've had a really itchy head going on for 3 years but seems to be getting worse, checked & treated head for headline numerous times, clear each time?

See dermatologist: There can be a variety of conditions such as psoriasis that may benefit from treatment. However a diagnosis must first be established. ...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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Really itchy head all time past 5 days and my neck and little bit of back has red itchy little lumps on it that flair up in shower?

See a dermatologist: Seborrhea, contact dermatitis to anything used on scalp especially hair color can cause these symptoms. So can head lice. They particularly like the back of scalp and the neck. Their bites are very itchy and we often see small red crusted nodules on upper neck just below hairline. ...Read more

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But hypothyroid symptoms is rashes. And itchy head and back pain and i got all that?

But hypothyroid symptoms is rashes. And itchy head and back pain and i got all that?

I'm not 100% clear ?: on what it is that you would like to know, but I think you are concerned that your itching and back pain are potentially related to hypothyroidism. That is a legitimate concern if your hair is especially thin and brittle, if you have very dry skin, and if your depressive symptoms have worsened despite medication. Consitpation, fatigue and weight gain are also symptoms. Ask UR Doc about testing. ...Read more

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I have a really itchy head i don't have lice I use dandruff shampoo for dandruff why is this it's really annoying me as i've tried lots of shampoos?

I have a really itchy head i don't have lice I use dandruff shampoo for dandruff why is this it's really annoying me as i've tried lots of shampoos?

See a dermatologist: You have tried all of the usual simple solutions to this. Get an exam and find out if there is any other specific process in place and find how to deal with it. ...Read more