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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 does my scalp itch? I have this once spot behind my ear on my scalp, th!t really itches. I don't scratch it that hard though but I did see a bit of blood on my nail. I wash my hair 3x a week because im trying to grow out my hair because it was damaged

Why does my scalp itch? I have this once spot behind my ear on my scalp, th!t really itches. I don't scratch it that hard though but I did see a bit of blood on my nail. I wash my hair 3x a week because im trying to grow out my hair because it was damaged

Few possibilities: This can be caused by several issues. Chemical and hair products can cause irritation of the scalp. You can also just have dry scalp, atopic dermatitis(eczema), allergic reaction, and sensitive skin. There are several shamppos that can help with this. The key is to remove the offending agent(s) if they can be identified. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: scalp itching?

What is the definition or description of: scalp itching?

Seborrheic derm: Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) and see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor can you give me some tips to reduce scalp itching?

Hard to say: As the best form of treatments are addressing the underlying issue and without know any more information or having the chance to evaluate your scalp in person may be difficult to better guide you. This may be related to dandruff and in that case the over-the-counter shampoos like Selsun Blue may very well help you, but again its difficult to say for certain. ...Read more

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My scalp is itching and hurts I'm Gluten intolerant and in jested gluten why is my scalp itching is it a reaction to it? No bumps or redness

My scalp is itching and hurts I'm Gluten intolerant and in jested gluten why is my scalp itching is it a reaction to it? No bumps or redness

Hard to say: Gluten sensitivity is more directly related to the tissue injury triggered by immune IgA antibodies on the gut.The IBSD/belly pain/ etc. are your standard features.However, the gluten sensitive patient may also have allergic symptoms or cross reactivity to non gluten foods/substances that can trigger a variety of allergic symptoms like itching. ...Read more

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I am experiencing scalp tenderness to touch, scalp itching and rash on scalp.

Scalp tenderness.: see a doctor. could be shingles, infection . will have to be examined. ...Read more

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I am experiencing scalp itching and flaking skin on scalp. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation especially along my hairline.

I am experiencing scalp itching and flaking skin on scalp. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation especially along my hairline.

Seborrh. dermatitis?: This sounds like typical seborrheic dermatitis, a severe form of dandruff. It is easily treated, but requires professional diagnosis and prescription medication. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Scalp itching thining hair loss, how to stop it?

Scalp itching thining hair loss, how to stop it?

See dermatologist: It sounds like you should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. There are many possibilities from infection, to inflammatory, to autoimmune conditions. A biopsy may be required. ...Read more

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Scalp itching and hairs fall off. Receding hair line terribly hurts my pride. I tried minoxidil 5% topical for one month with no result. Treatment?

Scalp itching and hairs fall off. Receding hair  line terribly hurts my pride. I tried minoxidil 5% topical for one month with no result. Treatment?

Alopecia: Hair loss in men is very common and in most cases is genetic. The two appoved treatments are rogaine (minoxidil) and propecia. Minoxidil is the generic version of rogaine (minoxidil) and is available otc. Propecia is oral and is prescription. Keep in mind that you must use either of these products for at least 3-6 months to see hair growth. ...Read more

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Hi there Dr. Matthew! I've been experiencing scalp itching for months now, and I've been using lice shampoo and dandruff treatments for a while.. But nothing seems to be working!

Hi there Dr. Matthew! I've been experiencing scalp itching for months now, and I've been using lice shampoo and dandruff treatments for a while.. But nothing seems to be working!

See answer: Best wld be to see a dermatologist who can examine you and be able to give u proper treatment. If u still want to try a home remedy use white vinegar daily on ur scalp and have head bath after 10-15 minutes. It helps to put organic coconut oil on the scalp for 15 minutes prior to putting the vinegar. ...Read more

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Does mirena (levonorgestrel) contain any qty of nickel? I'm allergic to nickel & have unexplained arm/scalp itching. Can my IUD be cause?

No nickel, may itch: Mirena (levonorgestrel) does not contain nickel, it does contain silicone. Less than 5% of patients implanted with Mirena (levonorgestrel) complained about skin issues, your symptoms may e related to your mirena, (levonorgestrel) but it seems unlikely. ...Read more

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Trtd for everything from scabies-eczema. Rash comes & goes, but creeping&itching remain. Now face, neck, scalp itch too. Derm dismissive. Ideas?

Trtd for everything from scabies-eczema. Rash comes & goes, but creeping&itching remain. Now face, neck, scalp itch too. Derm dismissive. Ideas?

See another derm: You need a diagnosis. See another dermatologist and talk to him/her about coming in for an emergency appointment when the rash returns. Perhaps that rash needs a biopsy if the diagnosis is not clear from the physical examination. ...Read more

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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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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

Dr. Candace Spann
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Scalp Itching (Definition)

Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) ...Read more


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