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F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?

F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?

Complicated: Your symptoms and lab findings may be consistent with lupus or sjögren's syndrome need more information and more lab studies to make determination hair loss may be a part of either disease. It is important that you see a rheumatologist asap. ...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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When i eat fish i get itchy scalp dry skin and thinning hair my doctor take prick test fish allergy but was negative i don't understand what is this?

When i eat fish i get itchy scalp dry skin and thinning hair my doctor take prick test fish allergy but was negative i don't understand what is this?

May not be allergy: Allergic reactions generally occur immediately. Can get hives, angioedema, wheezing, runny nose, sneezing, nausea, vomitting, or diarrhea. Dry itchy skin is not a sign of an allergic reaction, but could be eczema flaring from ingestion of a triggering food. ...Read more

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Dry scalp also dry skin in eyebrows also in beard in mu stash. Can get irritated and red sometime?

Dry scalp also dry skin in eyebrows also in beard in mu stash. Can get irritated and red sometime?

Dry skin: It may sound strange but I recommend you go to a hair salon. The team will either take good care of you - very likely, but you must also see your doctor about the beard, eyebrows etc. I have a beard that I control (at least that is what I think), but you should see an Eye doctor some time soon. Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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I've atopic dermatitis i get flaky itchy scalp, bloating dry skin when i eat diary nuts soy pulses fish how to treat becoz i can't eat 90% foods ?

I've atopic dermatitis i get flaky itchy scalp, bloating dry skin when i eat diary nuts soy pulses fish how to treat becoz i can't eat 90% foods ?

Doubt food allergy: As an adult, it is doubtful that you have so many food allergies to different foods that cause you eczema flares. You need to see an allergist and get tested, to identify your triggers, you may hae environmental triggers that you do not know of, rather than food allergies. ...Read more

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I have dry skin, dry scalp, dry everything, any suggestions?

I have dry skin, dry scalp, dry everything, any suggestions?

Coconut Oil: You need to moisturize from the inside out. Consider using coconut oil. You will need about 3 tablespoons daily. Additionally/alternatively, 3 tablespoons of olive oil can be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a small spot on scalp that looks like dry skin but wont come off?

My 2 year old has a small spot on scalp that looks like dry skin but wont come off?

Scalp: The patch on your child, 's scalp may be a patch of cradle cap or seborrhoic dermatitis try shampooing his scalp with an anti fungal shampoo. ...Read more

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I have a bad itchy dry scalp with patches of dry skin when i scratch it bleeds i'm losing hair is this scalp psoriasis?

Sounds like it: But it could be infection or a skin manifestation of systemic disease. Go and see a dermatologist before you lose any more hair. ...Read more

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My milk, egg, fruits allergy prick test is negative but when i eat these foods i get itchy flaky scalp, bloating belly, very dry skin specially hands ?

Food intolerance: Even though you tested negative to the above foods they still may be evoking symptoms when you eat them. Avoid them for now and gradually reintroduce them one at a time after six months. ...Read more

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Why do I scar so easily now? Doc says no thyroid issue, inflammation or iron deficiency. Hair/nails brittle skin/scalp dry, teeth pains/white tongue.

Nutritional issues: Have you had a physical with bloodwork? Some of the symptoms can be due to vitamin deficiency. The bloodwork should point out where the deficiency exists. ...Read more

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My nine month old has a very dry scalp and skin what can I do?

My nine month old has a very dry scalp and skin what can I  do?

Dry Scalp: You might try washing her hair less often, maybe every 5-7 days. If this doesn't help, then this is probably something called cradle cap, which is similar to "dandruff" in older children. In infants with cradle cap, the scalp can have yellow scales and crusts, and might be greasy or dry. Often, the eyebrows are also affected. Try t-gel but do not get in eyes. ...Read more

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Can i take calcium supplements along metmorfin in PCOS? because metmorfin make my scalp and skin dry and i read that omega.3 help in balancing testosterone level.so what should i take calcium or fish oil? supplements

Can i take calcium supplements along metmorfin in PCOS?
because metmorfin make my scalp and skin dry  and i read that omega.3 help in balancing testosterone level.so what should i take calcium or fish oil? supplements

Marketing, Marketing: Can take what you want, the issue is: what is the value. PCOS a result of low-fat, high-carb foods, which also drives Diabetes, Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, etc. EPA (from phytoplankton), one of thousands of fats in some fish, is correct issue. Get NMR-lipoproteins, HbA1c, go HFLC, study: DietDoctor.com, Taubes, Attia, NuSI.org, http://goo.gl/LG8tKl, http://goo.gl/JH8XBX, my answers... ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve really dry skin on my head/scalp?

What can I do to relieve really dry skin on my head/scalp?

Seborrheic Eczema: If you also have dandruff, it is possible that have seborrheic eczema which is a more inflammatory form. Daily use of an anti-dandruff shampoo (head and shoulders) will help to reduce the dry skin. ...Read more

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What to do if I have real dry skin on my whole body including my face and scalp, could what to do if I have a disease?

What to do if I have real dry skin on my whole body including my face and scalp, could what to do if I have a disease?

Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read more

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I don't know how to explain this, but my baby in her scalp has these brown color dry skin, when i scrub it off it comes back, is this dry skin?

Cradle Cap: If your baby's scalp has flaky, dry skin that looks like dandruff, or thick, oily, yellowish or brown scaling or crusting patches, it's probably cradle cap. Doctors call it infantile seborrheic dermatitis, and it's very common. Cradle cap isn't cute, but it's harmless. It shows up most often in the first few months of life and usually clears up on its own in about six to 12 months ...Read more

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For 6 years I have been getting extremely thick patches of dry skin at the back of my scalp. Special shampoos don't work is there any oral medication?

Scalp Psoriasis: Scalp psoriasis is a common skin disorder that produces raised, reddish, and often scaly patches. It can appear as one or multiple patches on the scalp, affect the entire scalp, and spread beyond the scalp to the forehead, back of the neck, or behind the ears. Medications include soriatane, (acitretin) biologics, or methotrexate. ...Read more

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I have dandruff and a dry scalp that bleeds from scabs, do you have any solutions? Also I have dry skin around my hairline? Please help thanks

I have dandruff and a dry scalp that bleeds from scabs, do you have any solutions? Also I have dry skin around my hairline? Please help thanks

Try hydrocortisone: This sounds like you have what is called "seborrheic dermatitis". What a big word for something so common! it is in the eczema family. Shampoo with t-gel. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream, rub in for 30 seconds 2 times each day whenever the rash is present. There is no cure for this, it will almost always come back. Don't get discouraged, just keep the Hydrocortisone handy. ...Read more