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Itchy Scalp And Hypothyroidism
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Please help I have an extremely itchy scalp! Is there a certain shampoo that would help with this?
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
I have an itchy back, itchy scalp and any hair that touches my face makes my face itchy too!! What are possible causes of this.?
I have a burning and itchy scalp. My hair are healthy and clean. However my skin itch in specific areas for a few days and it's a bit painful. Help!
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
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
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
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