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Doctor insights on: Scalp Odor

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What would doctors recommend to help with scalp odor?

What would doctors recommend to help with scalp odor?

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 (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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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

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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! :(

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

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Why does my scalp always smell so bad?

Why does my scalp always smell so bad?

Uncertain: It may require a medical evaluation to make this determination. ...Read more

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My scalp smells awful. What could it be?

Please seek: Dermatological evaluation for accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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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

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What is the medicine for bad smell of hair scalp?

OTC products: Over the counter shampoos which may help include head & shoulders, nizoral, selsun blue or neutrogena t/sal. ...Read more