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Scalp Odor: As with other body odors, a scalp odor is often caused by sweat interacting with bacteria on the skin. The body has two types of sweat glands: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine glands secrete fluid onto the skin to help cool the body as the fluid evaporates. Odor develops from the bacterial breakdown of apocrine sweat. ...Read more
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
My hair is very dry, has developed odor. Could it be pH balance, i eat a lot of fruit. Or does dry scalp cause odor? Could it be hormonal? Treatments?
Dry not odor: Usually dry scalp by itself will not cause and odor. However repeated scratching of the scalp may release sebaceous gland contents that contain bacteria. Advances treatment with medicated shampoos or antibiotics may be indicated and you should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
I keep smelling this odor. Mostly in my room.Nobody else smells it.I take depcaote. My other theory dehydration? My scalp is itchy, oily, flaky! :(
See below: Hyperosmia or increase sense of smell can be associated with a number of conditions such as: cluster headaches, migraines, adrenal cortical insufficiency, seizures, sinusitis and partial damage to the olfactory nerve, depression and other psychiatric disorders. Get seen when you can by your physician to discuss this. ...Read more
Hey I have a really bad odor coming from my scalp and my scalp is very itchy and oily i don't know what's causing it to smell so bad i wash it but it still smells very bad need help?
Bad odor coming from my scalp and it burns, skin feels tight, been to dermatologist, sulfur shampo not working, need help with the odor?
Something wrong with my scalp! its dry and it smells i get white things when i scratch it and it iches sometimes what is this?
Dandruff: Shampoo for five minutes every five days and use a tar shampoo. Do not apply anything greasy. The condition should come under control. ...Read more