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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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Common small)dandruff and areas of yellowish dry scales of dandruff. Scalp without redness or silver scales. Some itching and soreness on those places?

Common small)dandruff and areas of yellowish dry scales of dandruff. Scalp without redness or silver scales. Some itching and soreness on those places?

P and S shampoo is: the best for this, i don't know if they even make it anymore. Always concerned about superinfection so see derm ...Read more

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Tender&Painful to touch lump on lower left side of scalp, headaches, itching and night sweats?

Tender&Painful to touch lump on lower left side of scalp, headaches, itching and night sweats?

Lump: Please start with a clinic visit to your primary doctor. If she/he can help - great. If not you will be referred to a specialist. Please let me know how this works out. ...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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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more