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Doctor insights on: Itchy Oily Scalp Hair Loss

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Dr. Alan Bauman
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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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Skinny dry dandruff hair?

Dandruff: This responds well to Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Topical steroid solution might help with itching. See your physician to prescribe that. ...Read more

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Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Can seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp cause hair loss and/or thinning hair?

Yes: It can certainly cause hair to good in to its resting phase called telophase. It could take up to 6 months to return to the active growth phases. ...Read more

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Have dandruff, flakes, bump and losing hair?

Have dandruff, flakes, bump and losing hair?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Usually responds to adequate hydration and use of anti-seborrheic shampoo like Selsun blue and topical steroids to hair line lesions ...Read more

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Falling hair and skin head itchiness?

Falling hair and skin head itchiness?

Many possibilities: Those are very common and nonspecific symptoms. A viral infection can do it, as can stress, various medications, and certain medical conditions. A good evaluation, including blood testing, by a physician will narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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How to reduce hair fall, an itchy oily scalp and dandruff?

How to reduce hair fall, an itchy oily scalp and dandruff?

See a dermatologist: There are several kinds of alopecia, which is a fancy term for hair loss-any hair loss. Autoimmune alopecia AREATA is NOT what you have. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can use a dandruff shampoo every day in the shower. Selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, ketoconazole, and zinc pyrithione are OTC shampoos in common use. ...Read more

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Scalp itching thining hair loss, how to stop it?

Scalp itching thining hair loss, how to stop it?

See dermatologist: It sounds like you should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. There are many possibilities from infection, to inflammatory, to autoimmune conditions. A biopsy may be required. ...Read more

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I have an oily scalp and dry hair, used scalp shampoo caused my hair even dry; used mosturised shampoo caused my scalp even oily n itched, help?

I have an oily scalp and dry hair, used scalp shampoo caused my hair even dry; used mosturised shampoo caused my scalp even oily n itched, help?

Brush your hair: Using a natural bristle brush! not synthetic or plastic. Brush hair 50 strokes daily. It will distribute the oil into hair. So no more excess oily scalp and less dry hair. ...Read more

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Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Hair loss: infections can cause hair loss Effective treatment will resolve it. See a dermatologist or family doc. ...Read more

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Can thyroid cause scalp rash & hair lost?

Thyroid: A thyroid condition may give rise to a scalp rash, namely seborrheo which can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Can dandruff or dry skin cause greasy hair?

Can dandruff or dry skin cause greasy hair?

Not really: Flaking/dandruff can be the result of oily skin, which irritates the skin and causes flaking. Common mistake to think flaking is from dry skin, but if greasy hair then not dry skin so shampoos daily foroily skin helpful. ...Read more

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Itchy and flaky pubic area, eyebrows and scalp what is this?

Fungal: Sounds like fungal and/ or yeast infestations. The facial component is called seborrhea. A topical anti-fungal like Nystatin cream might be useful. Try a selenium based shampoo wash around the genital region in the shower. Selenium is anti-dandruff, which is thought to have a fungal ("microsporum furfur") relationship. ...Read more

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Dandruff and dry scalp?

Dandruff and dry scalp?

Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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Does oily scalp causes more dandruff ?

Does oily scalp causes more dandruff ?

No one knows: No one really knows what causes dandruff but it may be caused by the overgrowth of a normal fungus on your scalp. Usually it is helped by washing your hair frequently with a dandruff shampoo if that does not work then you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hair loss - arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair, cause?

Hair loss - arms, legs, eyebrows, eyelashes & nose hair, cause?

See an MD: Sounds like alopecia. You should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...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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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more