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Itchy Scalp Not Dandruff Or Lice
I've had an itchy scalp for a week or two. It's not red, I don't have dandruff or a dry scalp, and I don't see any lice. Ddx for an itchy scalp?
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 scalp is always super itchy but I don't have lice, dandruff, or marks of anykind. The only thing that helps is cold water. What could be wrong?
Contact Dermatitis: Use of some hair products can provoke itching even without a rash. Changing to hypo-allergenic shampoos and conditioners may help. ...Read more
Great hygiene, but unfortunately I have smelly hair, and its itchy, but there are no flakes, no dandruff, no lice, no scaly scalp. Help!
See a dermatologist: You need to be examined and diagnosed appropriately and then treated for whatever is responsible. ...Read more
Unbearably itchy upper body & scalp. No scabies, lice, dandruff, or allergies (tested). Rashes on hands/inner elbows/chest. Steroid cream not helping?
See Allergist: Given you unbearable itching symptoms and rash refractory to topical steroids I would suggest making an appointment to see an allergist for further workup/evaluation. Eczema, contact dermatitis, urticaria (hives), etc. Are all skin condition that you could be suffering from. Getting workup up by a specialist might provide more answers/treatments. ...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
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
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
Itchy scalp, no dandruff, no visible rash. H&S and Cural did not work. How to stop the itch? Driving me crazy. Could it be a fungus? What to do?
Some thoughts...: 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
Dandruff and itchy scalp. One friend recommended a hair food product (home made) that contains maruijana/ dagga in the ingredients. Isn't a bad idea to get secondary "high". Would this not affect me? Pls advice.
You may consult this site for Dandruff home remedies:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-dandruff-treatment
Wash your scalp frequently with any shampoo.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
My dad has very dry and itchy scalp problem. This causes lot of dandruff. He has tried a lot of things but has never got good results. Need solution.
Extreme dandruff, itchy scalp and face, skin shedding all over body, face and ears all of a sudden? Skin flakes everywhere. No dietary changes
You may try home treatment as given in the link below:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-dandruff-treatment
If home treatment is not effective, it would be prudent to see a dermatologist to rule out other disorders, e.g., psoriasis.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I have itchy scalp. No dandruff. No flaking. Just a little bit of redness. Sometimes there are these hard white bits like the 'seeds' of pimples help?
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 a itchy scalp without flaking, scaling, dandruff, red or inflammed areas. The severe itching seems to only happen while I sleep. Please help!?
Itchy scalp: Try a dandruff shampoo in the shower every night. Use a Hydrocortisone liquid solution after the shampoo if you still itch. If there is no relief, see a dermatologist. Otc shampoos include head & shoulders, selson, dhs, nizoral, (ketoconazole) tsal, tgel, etc. The generics should also work. ...Read more
I m looking for cure of seboric dermatitis. Suffring with facial dandruff with itching and redness, and hair dandruff with itchy scalp and hair fall.
Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis tends to be chronic, and there's usually no strategy that stops it permanently. But treatments, including many you can try at home, may control your signs and symptoms during a flare-up. Anti fungal agents that you want to look for in the products you buy are: ketoconazole, ciclopirox, terbinafine (lamisil), zinc pyrithione, coal tar, and salacylic acid. ...Read more
Hi there Dr. Matthew! I've been experiencing scalp itching for months now, and I've been using lice shampoo and dandruff treatments for a while. But nothing seems to be working!
See answer: Best wld be to see a dermatologist who can examine you and be able to give u proper treatment. If u still want to try a home remedy use white vinegar daily on ur scalp and have head bath after 10-15 minutes. It helps to put organic coconut oil on the scalp for 15 minutes prior to putting the vinegar. ...Read more
Tried all shampoo, but hair fall, itchy scalp, dandruff. No smoke no alcohol no genetic. Alopecia?? Help please. Test required?
I would first see your doctor about this and she/he may be very helpful.
You might also be referred to a dermatologist.
You will be taught why this has happened and advised what to do next. ...Read more
Itchy scalp (esp near ear and neck), dandruff if I don't take head bath every alternate day, and small itchy bumps on scalp near ear and neck under the hair which sometimes turn into pimple and burst open. What could be the reason.
Scalp Dermatitis: You may have seborrheic dermatitis, aggravated by applying grease, pomades, or other occlusive agents. Using a shampoo that has tar for five minutes at least every five days should control it. If the condition persists, consult with a dermatologist. Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition. ...Read more
Know a Shampoos with a pH 4.5-5.5? Need an organic one to clean scalp without damaging frontal thinning hair. Have some itchy scalp/dandruff&pimples
Those are tough req.: Why not treat the cause, not the symptoms? With itchy scalp, dandruff, pimples & frontal thinning in a 22 YO, you need more than a shampoo to help you! Work with your doctor or integrative doctor to see how you need to balance your stressors, diet, life, microbiome gut health that would clear up your scalp in a jiffy! Get some food allergy panels done (non-RAST or IgE, but delayed sensitivity.) ...Read more
Dry scalp: If your scalp is dry and itchy it is always possible that your shampoo is the cause. Some of the components in all shampoos can cause an allergic or irritant contact dermatitis. Topical steroids can help with the itch and any inflammation but treating the cause is the critical thing to do. ...Read more
Itchy scalp, prob no hair lice. Orange like freckle like non raised spots and scaling too, comments would be appreciated. Thanks?
Itchy Scalp: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back. Treatment is with T-gel shampoo and prescription strength cortisone. ...Read more
I have had an itchy scalp for a month. More around the nape of head. No lice. I also have small red bumps that are tender to touch. What could or be?
Examine your scalp: Lice lay eggs called nits on the hair near your scalp. Nits adhere to the hair while flakes from dandruff are easily brushed off. If you cannot wash or brush the particles off you may have lice. If you are not sure, see your doctor to confirm. The treatment for lice is sold over the counter at any pharmacy. ...Read more
Have someone look: You need to have someone experienced in seeing lice and their eggs check your hair and scalp. If you know a school nurse they can do it, otherwise a doctor. ...Read more