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Doctor insights on: Really Itchy Scalp

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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 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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Scaly smelly itchy scalp why?

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. ...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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Why is my scalp itchy and sore?

Why is my scalp itchy and sore?

Many possibilities: Consider dandruff (fungal), psoriasis, allergic reaction to shampoo contents, conditioner or hair dye- very broad question- more information needed to determine the cause ...Read more

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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. ...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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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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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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Scalp is itchy red and swollen how do I treat my scalp?

Scalp is itchy red and swollen how do I treat my scalp?

How long?: If this just started, think about anything that you have recently changed, such as your shampoo, hair dye, etc., etc. If it is a chronic problem it could be psoriasis, severe seborrheic dermatitis, or even a scalp infection. Scalps with significant redness & swelling do not usually respond to otc treatment; i would suggest that you see 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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Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Yes: Skin that is very dry can develop irritation. The best treatment would probably be to use a cream that is both an exfoliant and emollient. I generally recommend either a lactic or a glycolic acid cream to help get rid of the dry, rough skin. http://www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com ...Read more

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My scalp is extremely sore and itchy. What's happening?

My scalp is extremely sore and itchy. What's happening?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Headaches and itchy scalp, why?

Headaches and itchy scalp, why?

May not be related.: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What can i do/sores on scalp,hard hair and very itchy scalp and body?

Well: First of all sounds like scalp is dry. You need to get the moisture back into the scalp. Now sometimes t-gel shampoo works great. Start there if problem persists see doctor ...Read more

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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. ...Read more