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I've been washing my itchy, sore, scalp with dandruff shampoos and dermarest shampoo. My scalp still itches. Why?

I've been washing my itchy, sore, scalp with dandruff shampoos and dermarest shampoo. My scalp still itches. Why?

Doesn't change: the underlying condition. Most of the causes (allergy, eczema, psoriasis) have inflammation and the over the counter shampoos are not anti-inflammatory. Frankly, the prescription ones are quite weak also. Usually oral medication is required. ...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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Why is my hair area on my vagina dry and skin flaky?

Why is my hair area on my vagina dry and skin flaky?

Male with vagina?: Never mind the dry, flaky skin. See a doctor and find out whether you're a male or a female. Men don't have vaginas. Your profile says you're a 32 year old male. ...Read more

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My scalp itches, has flakes, white balls and white pimple like bumps. I have tried every type of psoriasis moisture and dandruff shampoos nothing help

My scalp itches, has flakes, white balls and white pimple like bumps. I have tried every type of psoriasis moisture and dandruff shampoos nothing help

Get checked for: Other medical conditions such as contact or atopic dermatitis , diabetes, autoimmune condition etc bless u:). http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/seborrheic-dermatitis/ds00984. ...Read more

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My scalp feeling itchy and irritated?

My scalp feeling itchy and irritated?

See U PCP : For evaluation and work up , if he can't find the reason he can refer u to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Started to notice itches and pimple like bumps on my scalp! my scalp feels very dry and so does my hair! my hair feels like a straw! please help!

Started to notice  itches and  pimple like bumps on my scalp!  my scalp feels very dry and so does my hair! my hair feels like a straw! please help!

I would start: By using a dandriff shampoo like selsun blue. A dermatologist would be a good person to see but i would start there if it isnt all over. ...Read more

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I have a lot of itching on my pubic area, eyebrows and scalp. Redness on eyebrows and scalp area with scaling on scalp, and loads of flakes! help!

See Physician: Many conditions can cause redness and scaling as you describe. The constellation of pubic, brow and head may indicate lice. Your physician should be able to ascertain if this , or other dermatologic conditions exist. ...Read more

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Hi i have itchy lumps on my scalp and very hot itchy ears?

Hi i have itchy lumps on my scalp and very hot itchy ears?

Itchy scalp ears: Could be fungal or eczema from dermatologic condition or allergic ( food ) reaction or can be psoriasis.Try Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. and f/u with dermatologist ...Read more

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I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. I've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. I've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

Seb derm areas: Seborrheic dermatitis can affect the scalp, face, chest, back, underarms, groin and lower abdomen, and the fold between the buttocks. Psoriasis can do the same thing. In mild cases of both treatments are similar. Care must be taken not to use steroid creams in body folds for prolonged periods of time as they can thin the skin and cause other damage. ...Read more

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Itchy and flaky pubic area, eyebrows and scalp what is this?

Fungal: Sounds like fungal and/ or yeast infestations. The facial component is called seborrhea. A topical anti-fungal like Nystatin cream might be useful. Try a selenium based shampoo wash around the genital region in the shower. Selenium is anti-dandruff, which is thought to have a fungal ("microsporum furfur") relationship. ...Read more

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Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender

Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender

See a dermatologist: How long since delivery? Nursing? Any meds or vits not listed? Blood TSH and T4? Begin with a diagnosis by a skin specialist. Telogen effluvium is common after delivery. Skin and hair changes related to estrogen/ progesterone changes can be considered. Seborrheic dermatitis, infections, psoriasis, LE, and other diagnoses demand a skilled exam and evaluation to sort it out and begin specific thera ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots on my scalp and also have flaking skin coming off my head. I use biolage shampoo and conditioner... What do I do?

I have itchy red spots on my scalp and also have flaking skin coming off my head. I use biolage shampoo and conditioner... What do I do?

Depends: Your condition may be seborreic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis. These conditions are at either end of the spectrum and psoriasis is generally more severe w silvery scale and redness. Both conditions do best with rx shampoo like clobetasol to reduce inflammation. If its seb derm, an rx anti fungal shampoo is also good. Otc zinc or selenium shampoo are good but rx are better. ...Read more

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I have pubic lice and scabies the skin on my neck very scaly and itchy?

I have pubic lice and scabies the skin on my neck very scaly and itchy?

Scabies/lice: Have you sought treatment for both at a primary care doctor's office? Try treating scabies along with everyone who lives in your house. Change sheets, and wash along with clothes towels, etc Apply thin layer of cream to complete skin surface of the body from the neck down and leave on overnight. Rinse 8-12 hours later. May repeat in 2 weeks if necessary. 5% permethrin cream. Vacuum couches, etc ...Read more

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My head is itchy and with flaks of dry skin.

My head is itchy and with flaks of dry skin.

Seborrhic Dermatitis: It seems you may have Seborrhic Dermatitis.Yoy can try Selsun Blue Shampoo and if no improvement consult your doctor or a dermatologist ...Read more

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What do I have? Symptoms are itchy scalp, burning scalp, blisters on scalp, and sting on my scalp.

What do I have? Symptoms are itchy scalp, burning scalp, blisters on scalp, and sting on my scalp.

Scalp itch: Not sure if u r on medications that can cause itching. Best to have it looked at by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My penis itches my knee itches my arm itches forearms its white discoloration dry skin on my penis?

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Need more info...: How long have these itches been? How these bother you? Have you lived in a new house or eaten something new? .. All these issues need to be addressed. As to Rx, try moistening the skin with gentle washing with no harsh soaps or... and applying creams for dry skin + lightly touch 1% hydrocortisone caream to the itchy spots and see... Of course, seek evaluation and counseling timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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Got flakes on my scalp, eyebrows, and nose, do I have eczema or scalp dermatitis or what?

Got flakes on my scalp, eyebrows, and nose, do I have eczema or scalp dermatitis or what?

Seborrheic: You have something called seborrheic dermatitis. Sometimes this can be due to fungal infection as well. Treatments include daily anti-fungal shampoo and sometimes steroid cream as well. For the latter, please consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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My scalp near my temple is oily and has flesh toned bumps and black heads. They itch a bit . Hair started thinning since bumps appeared. Whats wrong?

My scalp near my temple is  oily and has flesh toned bumps and black heads. They itch a bit . Hair started thinning since bumps appeared. Whats wrong?

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are hard to describe and hard to visualize in words. Such a rash may be acne, but acne usually happens in a particular age group, beginning with puberty. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to decide on a diagnosis and talk about treatment options. ...Read more

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What can I do if my scalp itches and flakes so much?

Shampoo and Referral: You can use any of the over-the-counter dandruff shampoos--ask your pharmacist. If no relief within 2-3 weeks, see your doctor for a dermatology consult. ...Read more

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My scalp itches, has flakes, white balls and white pimple like bumps. I have tried every type of psoriasis moisture and dandruff shampoos nothing help

Get checked for: Other medical conditions such as contact or atopic dermatitis , diabetes, autoimmune condition etc bless u:). http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/seborrheic-dermatitis/ds00984. ...Read more

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My scalp itches a lot. Also white flakes come out when I scratch it. What is this and how can I cure it naturally?

Dandruff: Dandruff is the shedding of flakes of dead skin cells from the scalp. It has been shown to be the result of three required factors: 1) skin oil commonly referred to as sebum or sebaceous secretions 2) yeast colonization (specifically malassezia yeasts) 3) individual susceptibility . There are special shampoos you can buy that contain selenium, which target the causes and bring great relief. ...Read more

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What is causing sores on my head? Scalp is itching and flaking

What is causing sores on my head? Scalp is itching and flaking

There : There are several possibilities, but it sounds most likely like psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis which are red, scaly, flaky conditions of the scalp. Perhaps first try treatment with otc shampoos like nizoral, (ketoconazole) selsun blue or coal tar. If those don't work, consider prescription treatments with steroid shampoos/foams/oil treatments. Another option would be small injections of steroid into each sore (assuming you just have a few). For those with severe involvement, oral medications might be necessary and can help. ...Read more

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What can I do for severe scalp pysorisis ? It itches , flakes and sometimes bleeds

What can I do for severe scalp pysorisis ? It itches , flakes and sometimes bleeds

See your Dr: Your doctor can prescribe topical steroids and, if a fungus is considered, antifungals. Light and laser therapy may also be of benefit. Please see your doctor :) ...Read more

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I bleached my hair last night and my scalp was biting so bad that I had to wash it out. Now I have 2 small scales should I be worried? Hey head itches

I bleached my hair last night and my scalp was biting so bad that I had to wash it out. Now I have 2 small scales should I be worried? Hey head itches

This is likely: a chemical burn from the product. Did you keep it in longer than recommended? This can be hard on both the scalp and hair. It is assumed that this discomfort will resolve. Don't place any harsh chemicals on your head/hair. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on scalp. Not responding to dandruff or tar shampoo or salicylic acid. No flaking or burning. Occasionally itches, but never severe.

Pimple like bumps on scalp. Not responding to dandruff or tar shampoo or salicylic acid. No flaking or burning. Occasionally itches, but never severe.

Many possibilities: Unfortunately they could be many things. Having somebody look at it in person would be the best. There are possibilities such as lice and ranging two small infections. ...Read more

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Have something broke out on my scalp itches bad.

Have something broke out on my scalp itches  bad.

SeeMD: U may want to see your md or a dermatologist! ...Read more

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What is bumps on my scalp that itches?

What is bumps on my scalp that itches?

Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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My scalp itches all the time and I have scabs on my scalp what could this be?

My scalp itches all the time and I have scabs on my scalp what could this be?

Dandruff: There is benign condition of skin sloughing off from the scalp and make you uncomfortable . The most important thing to make sure is that it is not fungal infection in which case , you require specific antifungal medication . For simple skin flecking , using anti- dandruff shampoo is something to start with . Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel like things are crawling on me & my scalp itches. Ideas on what this could be?

Many possibilities: The feeling of bugs crawling on your skin can be caused by a variety of different conditions some of which including peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, vitamin B12 deficiency, Morgellons disease and side effects to medications. You may even actually have little bugs crawling on your skin. Discuss it with you physician and have them help you determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have a raised red line on my scalp that itches. It gets bigger when I scratch it. ?

Irritation: Stop using any products or dryer. See a physician for a scalp exam. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful?

I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful?

... Shingles ...: 39 y/o female says I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful? If one has had Chicken Pox in younger years, Shingles will be the first to consider. Because the Eye on the same side could be affected, even if it was a different infection, best to see the PCP to be sure & to get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my scalp. It itches and it hurts when i touch it. Why do I have a bump on my scalp?

I have a bump on my scalp. It itches and it hurts when i touch it. Why do I have a bump on my scalp?

Bump on scalp: There are a lot of potential causes for a bump on your scalp that itches and hurts when you touch it. You should see your doctor to have it evaluated. It can't be diagnosed without proper examination. ...Read more

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My scalp, neck, and under my chin itches?

Information: There is not enough information to try to identify the cause of your itching. Treatment usually follows cause. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a raised red line on my scalp that itches really bad. Could it be worms?

I have a raised red line on my scalp that itches really bad. Could it be worms?

Not likely: If it's a raised line in a rough circle, with some clearing and loss of hair in the middle, then it could be 'ringworm,' which isn't actually a worm but a fungus. Worms under the skin are possible but are typically a third-world issue. Could also be contact dermatitis/allergy or another kind of infection like staph. See your doctor to help define what it is. ...Read more