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When i eat fish i get itchy scalp dry skin and thinning hair my doctor take prick test fish allergy but was negative i don't understand what is this?

When i eat fish i get itchy scalp dry skin and thinning hair my doctor take prick test fish allergy but was negative i don't understand what is this?

May not be allergy: Allergic reactions generally occur immediately. Can get hives, angioedema, wheezing, runny nose, sneezing, nausea, vomitting, or diarrhea. Dry itchy skin is not a sign of an allergic reaction, but could be eczema flaring from ingestion of a triggering food. ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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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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I am 17 yrs old, a hep b patient, and I have itchy scalp.Hair is thinning and falling.What should I do.Can i take triofer tablets without liver problem?

I am 17 yrs old, a hep b patient, and I have itchy scalp.Hair is thinning and falling.What should I do.Can i take triofer tablets without  liver problem?

Consult dermatologst: You need to see your doctor or a dermatologist as you are only 17 years old and there is a scalp problem and you may need local treatment which is safe even with hep b.Probably seborrhic dermattits or others. ...Read more

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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

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

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Hi, I am a female (22) with thin hair and a Y-shaped bald pattern on the crown. The hair just splits at the crown, what to do? dry,little itchy scalp

Hi, I am a female (22) with thin hair and a Y-shaped bald pattern on the crown. The hair just splits at the crown, what to do? dry,little itchy scalp

TurnALossIntoAGain: At 22 years you have a good chance to beat this but you need to see a hair specialist for analysis of your hair and hair follicles, plus some other medical stuff, ASAP. You're shedding more than the usual 100-150 hairs a day. I assume by "Y" pattern you meant a "V," which is thinning on each temple area, called "male pattern," for obvious reason. Lotsa causes, lotsa possible cures. See a hair doc! ...Read more

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When i eat diary produtcs and patato i get itchy scalp and thin hair but when don't eat symptoms get disappear prick test of food allergy is negative?

When i eat diary produtcs and patato i get itchy scalp and thin hair but when don't eat symptoms get disappear prick test of food allergy is negative?

Great Detective work: The hardest part in diagnosing adverse reactions to foods is to tie in the right food with the symptoms. You have already found the offending foods. It doesn't matter that the skin test is negative. It appears that your symptoms are too mild to elicit a positive prick skin test or the antigen may have been changed when the testing material was prepared. Continue to avoid potato and dairy. ...Read more

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My prick test of food allergy is negative i've mites allergy but when i eat vegetables pulses diary products i get itchy scalp, weakness and thin hair?

My prick test of food allergy is negative i've mites allergy but when i eat vegetables pulses diary products i get itchy scalp, weakness and thin hair?

Try stopping dairy.: Sometimes dairy products cause itchy scalp without an allergy. Try not eating dairy for four weeks. If your condition improves, then avoid dairy products. You can get plenty of calcium from dark green leafy vegetables, such as kale. Take care! ...Read more

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F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?

F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?

Complicated: Your symptoms and lab findings may be consistent with lupus or sjögren's syndrome need more information and more lab studies to make determination hair loss may be a part of either disease. It is important that you see a rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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White things attached to end of hair when I pull it out, itchy scalp and hair loss what is this? Seb dermatitis or not? Please help

White things attached to end of hair when I pull it out, itchy scalp and hair loss what is this? Seb dermatitis or not? Please help

Lice?: if the "white things" are stuck to the hair and look like tiny eggs, you may have head lice. if the stuff you see in your hair is loose flakes it could be seb derm, but that doesn't usually cause hair loss. see doctor, get exam , diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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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


Dr. Candace Spann
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Scalp Itching (Definition)

Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) ...Read more