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What could cause an extremely itchy scalp with no flaking, no redness, and no bites?

What could cause an extremely itchy scalp with no flaking, no redness, and no bites?

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.

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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


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Itchy scalp that flakes! What can I do to help it?

Dermatitis, scalp: For this condition I like to use Dermo-Smoothe FS applied 3 nights weekly, left on over night and washed out the following morn with Nizoral (ketoconazole) Shampoo. Alternatively, you may try Selsun Blue for a few weeks. An OTC prep.

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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!?

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.

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Very itchy scalp, flaking, red spots from scratching, feels like crawling on head (and body a little). Just started yesterday.

Very itchy scalp, flaking, red spots from scratching, feels like crawling on head (and body a little). Just started yesterday.

Itchy scalp: Your condition you describe may be head lice. Have someone search your scalp and hair carefully for lice and for eggs called nits glued to hairshaft near scalp. Call your doctor to report your situation and ask how to proceed.

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Experiencing hair loss in shower & brushing. Hairs have whitish wisp on ends. Scalp itchy w/white flakes. Had spontaneous miscarriage 3 mos. Ago. Help?

Experiencing hair loss in shower & brushing. Hairs have whitish wisp on ends. Scalp itchy w/white flakes. Had spontaneous miscarriage 3 mos. Ago. Help?

Maybe related issues: There are sudden hormonal shifts w/miscarriage. Those shifts put many of the normally growing hairs on scalp into a resting phase. At the end of 3-4 months of this resting phase, hairs shed. Many of them should grow back unless there are other underlying health issues. If there was a significant blood loss w/miscarriage, hair loss could also happen. Flakes are most likely seborrheic dermatitis.

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Why do I continue to have dandruff. My scalp is itchy and white flakes. And my head feels like I hit it and hurts but I didn't.

Why do I continue to have dandruff. My scalp is itchy and white flakes. And my head feels like I hit it and hurts but I didn't.

Depends: You may have a more significant case of seborrheic dermatitis, which could be driving the "dandruff" that you notice. Be aware, it could even be psoriasis of the scalp too! . The pain is a bit worrisome for some type of inflammation of the scalp as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis aren't usually painful unless and infection is complicating things. Please seek help from your doctor. Good luck

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Had lice two months ago. Treated properly. Scalp still itchy with white flakes all over some areas of scalp look red + found grays.

Had lice two months ago. Treated properly. Scalp still itchy with white flakes all over some areas of scalp look red + found grays.

Chemical irritation: Itching for a couple of weeks after a head lice infestation and cure is somewhat common. However, some people have sensitive scalps that become inflamed by the chemicals in the treatment shampoo. Shampoos containing zinc (such as DHS shampoo) or steroids (available by Rx) are often used to help with this problem.

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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?

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.

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Lately I have flakes, sensitive, itchy scalp. What should I do to treat. I used tar shampoo, vorsene nd tea tree. My hair also became dry?

Lately I have flakes, sensitive, itchy scalp. What should I do to treat. I used tar shampoo, vorsene nd tea tree. My hair also became dry?

Consider pre-shampoo: Thank you for your question regarding flakes and dry scalp. Consider as a first step pre-conditioning your hair and scalp with generous swaths of coconut oil - root to tip- before using a gentle baby shampoo. Wash and condition as usual and note the effect for a month. Increase your intake of water and favor balanced meals. Let me know how this works for you.

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Extreme dandruff, itchy scalp and face, skin shedding all over body, face and ears all of a sudden? Skin flakes everywhere. No dietary changes

Extreme dandruff, itchy scalp and face, skin shedding all over body, face and ears all of a sudden? Skin flakes everywhere. No dietary changes

See below: 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.

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I've seborrheic dermatitis white flake itchy scalp symtoms get worse when I eat diary nuts fish soy my IgE level is 498 is any treatment available?

Atopic Dermatitis: You may have atopic dermatitis (ad) rather than seborrhea. About 40% of persons with ad have food allergy triggers. Allergy testing might reveal allergic triggers that you are unaware of, and avoidance these could make a big difference. Consult an allergist.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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