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My scalp is scaling and hurts I keep pulling out my hair what will help me?

My scalp is scaling and hurts I keep pulling out my hair what will help me?

Visit a skin doctor: A dermatologist should be able to figure out why a person's scalp is scaling and painful. Possible causes include a bacterial infection, a fungal infection, a poorly healing wound from excessive scratching, psoriasis, etc... The dermatologist may take samples for a culture, to see what germs are there. Sometimes, dermatologists will do a biopsy to see if there is an underlying skin disorder. ...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


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I find myself pulling out my hair. If i'm not doing it i get an annoying feeling in my scalp and i start pulling or messing with my eyebrows.

I find myself pulling out my hair. If i'm not doing it i get an annoying feeling in my scalp and i start pulling or messing with my eyebrows.

Psychiatrist: I recommend that you have an evaluation and treatment for this compulsive behavior called trichotillomania. A psychiatrist would be best qualified to evaluate you and treat you if that's what he/she feels is the problem. ...Read more

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What hair products should I avoid for my child who has greasy scaling of the scalp?

What hair products should I avoid for my child who has greasy scaling of the scalp?

Chemicals: Avoid harsh soaps, shampoos and detergents. Use anti-dandruff shampoo (selsun blue, head and shoulders, neutrogena t/gel) 2-3x/week. Your doctor may also prescribe an antifungal shampoo (nizoral). ...Read more

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Can scaling of the scalp lead to permanent hair loss?

Can scaling of the scalp lead to permanent hair loss?

Not likely.: Usually the rash of "cradle cap" as it is commonly called can lead to some hair loss. This is temporary, however, and should not cause any great alarm. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp,prob no hair lice.orange like freckle like non raised spots and scaling too, comments would be appreciated. thanks?

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

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Scalp hurts too touch like someone is pulling my hair my right ear also hurts and just just had strep throats wondering about the scalp pain never had?

Scalp hurts too touch like someone is pulling my hair my right ear also hurts and just just had strep throats wondering about the scalp pain never had?

See a doctor: Sounds like you have pressure bulding in the right ear, possibly from the recent illness or an entirely new and separate illness. The scalp discomfort is likely, referred pain, due to the right ear issue(s). You need to have a doctor examine you. ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from pulling out my hair?

Several methods: There are behavioral therapies , cognitive therapies , and medication that can be used separately or in concert with each other to help with pulling out hair. ...Read more

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I can't stop pulling out my hair. What is this? Im a female.

I can't stop pulling out my hair. What is this? Im a female.

Trichotillomania: Trichotillomania is the compulsive urge to pull out your hair. It is often treatable. There are both medications that help with this compulsive disorder and therapy. Please seek medical consultation. ...Read more

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I can't stop pulling out my hair. How do I control these stron urges?

I can't stop pulling out my hair. How do I control these stron urges?

I would encourage : You to seek a mental health evaluation. Trichotillomania is a treatable condition. Sometimes psychotropic medications are used as well as behavioral modification or cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more