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Itchy Scalp After Drinking Beer
This is a bad sign.: Please do not drink if it is causing this reaction. ...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
My arma turn red itchy and swollen after drinking beer. Is this an allergic reaction? Ig yes than how to cure it?
My son 26mon old loosing hair have itchy scalp no ring worm/dandruff should I shave his head he just don't drink enough water he eats fine plz help?
I have an itchy scalp and really itchy skin after drinking alcohol. Am I having an allergic reaction?
Alcohol: Not likely. Depending on how much you drink, you need to talk to your doctor about doing blood work to check on your liver. ...Read more
Why I get itchy hives after drinking certain alcoholic beverages i.E. Beer, some red wine etc but ok with others?
Tough question: Because wine & beer don't share common ingredients other than alcohol & you tolerate other alcoholic beverages. You might have 2 allergies - hops & something else in wine. Try michelob - supposedly made with rice hops. Is there a pattern to your wine hives - grape variety, region of origin, etc. Or be the designated driver. You may not be the life of the party but you will help save lives. ...Read more
Am I allergic to coffee or caffeine? I've noticed that depending on what kind of coffee I consume my face and scalp can get itchy and I feel like I may be having a minor allergic reaction. I notice it most when I drink a large drip coffee from starbucks o
Adverse reaction: Eliminate the coffee from your diet but consider keeping caffeine (soda pop, chocolate) in the diet to see if it is the coffee. If it persists, it might be the caffeine. If it resolves, consider trying the coffee again or a different brand in 4-6 weeks to see if this recurs. ...Read more
I'm only allergic to dust mites my IgE is 500 but when I drink milk, eat egg or pulses I get itchy and flaky scalp what does mean?
Itchy scratchy: The itching and flaking of your scalp may be unrelated to foods. You may have seborrheic dermatitis or even a genetic condition of atopy. Try a selenium based shampoo or even a tar shampoo. It may require addition of topical steroid. If it persists see your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
Itchy scalp: The most common cause of scalp itching is a condition called seborrheic dermatitis. It is similar to dandruff. Over the counter shampoos containing zinc or tar or ketoconazole can be very helpful. There are prescription lotions that help when they are rubbed into the scalp. It is important you be sure that you do not have head lice. ...Read more
Try dandruff shampoo: In fact, a dry itchy scalp may not be dry, but a sign of an oily inflammation like seborrheic dermatits or even psoriasis. Check to see if you have flaking on your face or your elbows or heels. Try a dandruff shampoo, like t gel or selsun. If you are not better, see your dermatologist. ...Read more
Depends: Would recommend starting with changing what you are using now as far as shampoo and or hair treatment, since that might have caused an allergy. If that is not helping you might need to see a dermatologist, it might be a skin condition. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Makes worse: Scratching can exacerbate the rash and make the itching worse in a vicious cycle. Best to treat with topical steroids to help with the itching. Also treat with antifungal shampoos and solutions, other topicals containing keratolytics such as salicylic acid to loosen the scale. ...Read more
Tea Tree Oil?: Other than soap and water, I am not sure I know of any "natural" causes but might want to try tea tree oil shampoo. Other than that, I don't know. Others chime in? ...Read more
Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection.
Buy over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. ...Read more
See details: See a primary care doctor or dermatologist to diagnosis the cause. ...Read more
You can try dandruff: Shampoos but if not enough or avocado oil to scalp overnight with shower cap, you need to see derm for prescription strength topicals to clear the itching and treat skin ...Read more
Why do I have an itchy scalp that has a pimple like bumps on my scalp each time I'm about to start my menstration?
Itchy scalp at night. Before that I had red spots over my body whichitches and they now come and go but the itching in my scalp is every night. Help!
See: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Sometimes my hair has a white thing at the bottom of it when I pull it out, what is this? I have itchy scalp and I'm losing hair, what could I have?
My hair r dull, gets rough after every wash, bad texture, not silky n smooth and no shine. I've itchy scalp. How can I get rid of all these naturally?
Very hard to say:
The reasons may be multiple and some of them serious.
There fore I would advise you see an integrative doctor.
Best, Siranush Cholakian MD ...Read more
No: Typically "HIV dermatitis" is not itchy at all and usually located on the upper trunk (chest) and occasionally on the palms and soles. Since people who participate in high risk behavior can have other illnesses like syphllis or fungal skin infections which can be itchy, your best bet is to be tested. Usually when someone asks there is often high risk behavior. Don't put off testing! ...Read more
Difficult to say: These are very nonspecific symptoms and could be allergic, inflammatory, auto-immune, etc. It would be best to get an examination from your internist or dermatologist to establish a diagnosis and treatment olan ...Read more
Could be...: ...Seborrheic dermatitis (which doesn't always cause flaking), or an allergy to a shampoo or conditioner. Or (i know this sounds gross) you could have head lice. Look for the eggs (called "nits"), which appear as tiny white dots attached to individual hair shafts. You may have to see a dermatologist, since it's pretty hard to examine your own scalp thoroughly. ...Read more
Unlikely: But since thyroid affects every organ, process and reaction in your body -- anything is possible. If it goes away when your thyroid problem is corrected, then it was related. Hyperthyroidism can cause dry skin, which could possibly cause an itchy scalp, but so can many other more common scalp problems. ...Read more
Possible dermatitis: This possible dermatitis could be inching enough to make you scratch it hard enough to produce bruises. On the other hand, there are numerous causes of bruises and the skin and you need to be evaluated that if you're bruising is excessive. I'm sorry I can't solve your problem here. You need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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