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Doctor insights on: Itchy Scalp And Hypothyroidism

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What cause itchy scalp?

What cause itchy scalp?

Seb derm: Most usual cause is seborrheic dermatitis - dandruff - although many other causes possible. Could try using over the counter selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione shampoo. If not improving see doc. ...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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Why do I have a itchy scalp?

Why do I have a itchy scalp?

There are many: Possible reasons for an itchy scalp. Dermatological evaluation should be able to identify the cause in your case. ...Read more

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Headaches and itchy scalp, why?

Headaches and itchy scalp, why?

May not be related.: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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Is itchy scalp related to hyperthyroid?

Is itchy scalp related to hyperthyroid?

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

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Causes of a bruised feeling itchy scalp?

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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Would baby shampoo be good for an itchy scalp?

Would baby shampoo be good for an itchy scalp?

Maybe: It is well tolerated so that it will not make the condition worse. If however there is an inflammed scalp or psoriasis, or dandruff a medicated shampoo containing salicylic acid, tar, zinc or selenium sulfide may be better. Try the baby shampoo and see how it works for you. ...Read more

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What can cure my itchy scalp with lots of coarse hair?

What can cure my itchy scalp with lots of coarse hair?

Itchy scalp: Lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, avocado oil and german chamomile oil are excellent natural home remedies for itchy scalp. Mix these oils in equal proportions and, add some water and finally apply the resultant mixture to heal itchy scalp in a natural way. ...Read more

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What shampoo or cream should I get for weeping itchy scalp?

See dermatologist: To make a diagnosis of psoriasis or other scalp conditions first. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with itchy scalp and area near penis?

Can you give me advice with itchy scalp and area near penis?

Here are some...: Without more history + a direct look, it is hard to say what they may be for right care although these may represent atopic dematitis or skin fungal infection. Meanwhile, applying topical cream containing hydrocortisone + clotrimazole may help ease itch. Besides, be checked by following suggestions in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. More? Contact me & I can help... ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to have an itchy scalp after a head trauma - uk?

Could it be healthy to have an itchy scalp after a head trauma - uk?

Itchy scalp: It is unclear what kind of head trauma you have experienced, but abrasions and healing wounds itch and sometimes the return of sensation following nerve injury is heralded by itching. Additionally, if there was bruising or scalp swelling, as this resolves it could be itchy. Finally, if you had surgery, some of the medications or scalp hair treatment could cause this. ...Read more

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What can I do/sores on scalp, hard hair and very itchy scalp and body?

Well: First of all sounds like scalp is dry. You need to get the moisture back into the scalp. Now sometimes t-gel shampoo works great. Start there if problem persists see doctor ...Read more

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I've got scabby, flaky, itchy scalp, itchy and dry lips, what's wrong with me?

Dermatitis: You sound like you have a body-wide skin condition which needs evaluation by a dermatologist. Your treatment options may range from oral hydration and topical salves to oral medication to get the skin in better order. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp but no dandruff or wounds? Allergy related? What can I do for relief?

Itchy scalp but no dandruff or wounds? Allergy related? What can I do for relief?

Possible: You may be allergic to one of the hair preparations. You may try eliminating or substituting one of them for at least 2 weeks at a time to see how this affects your itching. Do note that many products under different brand names may have the same ingredients. If you must shampoo, try Free and Clear products. If problem persists, see dermatologist or allergist who may order patch testing on you. ...Read more

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My family and I have an itchy scalp and itchy anus what could be causing this please?

Multiple: This could be caused by multiple things. Did this happen after going to a hotel of some sort and everyone came back with same symptoms. Or is this an on going thing? It is important to get a proper history to be able to find out what could be causing it. It could be seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis or it could be a parasite or it could be a yeast or fungal or something else. ...Read more

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I have a flaky and itchy scalp and my anus itches really bad at times. What could this be?

I have a flaky and itchy scalp and my anus itches really bad at times. What could this be?

Scalp/Anal Itch: It sounds as if you have two contions. The scalp may be a condition called seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. The anal itch can be due to many things: toilet paper, foods, medications, soaps or detergents, improper cleansing the anal area, and more. See your physician; he/she can usually iron these problems out. Shampooin daily with a tar shampoo may help the scalp. ...Read more

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Please help I have an extremely itchy scalp! Is there a certain shampoo that would help with this?

Please help I have an extremely itchy scalp! Is there a certain shampoo that would help with this?

Yes: The dandruff shampoos help as well as prescription shampoos. If the over the counter ones do not work ask your doctor for a prescription. She will diagnose the cause. Some people have eczema, psoriasis, or just dandruff. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from a dry itchy scalp. Is it ok to wash my hair everyday with head and shoulders, or should I avoid overwashing?

I'm suffering from a dry itchy scalp. Is it ok to wash my hair everyday with head and shoulders, or should I avoid overwashing?

No: Don't wash every day. Just wash 2-3 times a week and use head and shoulders 1-2 times a week. Use a quality shampoo and conditioner too. ...Read more

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IM AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN WITH A ITCHY SCALP I GREASE 3x a week &still itch what to use to stop itch what product should I use to & to stay away from?

Itchy Scalp: You most likely have a condition called Seborrheic Dermatitis. Grease 3X/week will not help this condition. You can try T-Gel shampoo 2-4 times a week and Clobetasol Solution which is a prescription cortisone twice a day for two weeks, rest one week then repeat. You should see improvement within two to four weeks. ...Read more

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My grandmother is 85 years old. It's been 6 months that she has an itchy scalp. It gets better when she take allergy pills. What can she do to stop it?

My grandmother is 85 years old. It's been 6 months that she has an itchy scalp. It gets better when she take allergy pills. What can she do to stop it?

Itchy skin is common: Itchy skin is common, especially in the elderly. Commonly dry skin or mild irritation is the reason, however a prolonged, persistent rash can be serious. Get her seen by a dermatologist and biopsied, particularly to rule out skin cancer (basal cell, squamous cell, etc.) and other proliferative diseases such as T cell lymphoma - which incidentally can take several biopsies before it is discovered. ...Read more

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I have a really itchy scalp and it has a lot of flakes falling and I tried everything to get rid of it but nothing worked what do you recommend I use?

Itchy scalp: Anti dandruff shampoo containing salicylic acid or selenium are often effective. Olive oil may loosen scales that are washed away by the shampoo. See a dermatologist if the condition does not improve. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy scalp?

Psorasis: Psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and hair dye sensitivity can all cause an itchy scalp. If this occurs few days after dying your hair, allergy test to the dye to determine if you can use it. Antidandruff shampoos contain ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, tar, or salicylic acid. ...Read more

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How can I treat an itchy scalp?

How can I treat an itchy scalp?

Medicated shampoos: Most likely you have a condition called seborrheic dermatitis. So, otc medicated shampoos like head & shoulder, t-gel/t-sal, Nizoral (ketoconazole) would help. Dermatologists may order prescription-strengthed shampoos like clobex, etc plus steroid scalp lotions. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an itchy scalp?

Itchy Scalp: Seborrheic dermatitis, also referred to as dandruff or cradle cap in case of children, is one of the most common causes of itchy scalp. Skin conditions like contact dermatitis, scalp psoriasis, ringworm of scalp, folliculitis and other fungal and bacterial infections may also affect the scalp and cause itching. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp with orgasm?

No common answer: I am not sure I have an explanation for that. Some say this may e related to natural endorphins but that is admittedly far fetched explanation. ...Read more

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Scaly smelly itchy scalp why?

Seborrhea?: Sounds like it could be seborrhea or psoriasis in your scalp, assuming you are practicing good hair washing techniques. Try some sebulex shampoo every toher day and consult a dermatologist if no results. ...Read more

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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more