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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 scalp, no dandruff, no visible rash. H&S and Cural did not work. How to stop the itch? Driving me crazy. Could it be a fungus? What to do?

Itchy scalp, no dandruff, no visible rash. H&S and Cural did not work. How to stop the itch? Driving me crazy. Could it be a fungus? What to do?

Some thoughts...: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or Kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the effects of scratching your itchy scalp when you have dandruff?

What are the effects of scratching your itchy scalp when you have dandruff?

Makes worse: Scratching can exacerbate the rash and make the itching worse in a vicious cycle. Best to treat with topical steroids to help with the itching. Also treat with antifungal shampoos and solutions, other topicals containing keratolytics such as salicylic acid to loosen the scale. ...Read more

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My dad has very dry and itchy scalp problem. This causes lot of dandruff. He has tried a lot of things but has never got good results. Need solution.

My dad has very dry and itchy scalp problem. This causes lot of dandruff. He has tried a lot of things but has never got good results. Need solution.

Serious Rx: Address it as if it were seborrheic dermatitis. A mix of antifungals and judicious use of glucocorticoids may prove sufficient; don't forget old classics like sulfur, coal tar, selenium and the various blue shapoos. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp but no dandruff or wounds? Allergy related? What can I do for relief?

Itchy scalp but no dandruff or wounds? Allergy related? What can I do for relief?

Possible: You may be allergic to one of the hair preparations. You may try eliminating or substituting one of them for at least 2 weeks at a time to see how this affects your itching. Do note that many products under different brand names may have the same ingredients. If you must shampoo, try Free and Clear products. If problem persists, see dermatologist or allergist who may order patch testing on you. ...Read more

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What natural remedies help bad dandruff with itchy scalp?

What natural remedies help bad dandruff with itchy scalp?

Tea Tree Oil?: Other than soap and water, I am not sure I know of any "natural" causes but might want to try tea tree oil shampoo. Other than that, I don't know. Others chime in? ...Read more

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Please recommend the best dandruff shampoo for itchy scalp?

Please recommend the best dandruff shampoo for itchy scalp?

Anti-dandruff 'poos: Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection.
Buy over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. ...Read more

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Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Seb Derm: dandruff is caused by overgrowth a fungal organism. Try using an antidandruff shampoo such as ketoconazole and leave on for 5 min in shower. Also you may need a topical steroid for itching or redness. You can also try coconut oil to the scalp ...Read more

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I have itchy scalp. Please let me know how can I get rid of dandruff and itchiness? I've tried all shampoos and failed

Resistant dandruff: If your dandruff is not responding to OTC products, you mY need a prescription strength shampoo like Ketaconazole, for which you should get it checked at your doctor's clinic. ...Read more

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Extreme dandruff, itchy scalp and face, skin shedding all over body, face and ears all of a sudden? Skin flakes everywhere. No dietary changes

Extreme dandruff, itchy scalp and face, skin shedding all over body, face and ears all of a sudden? Skin flakes everywhere. No dietary changes

See below: You may try home treatment as given in the link below:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-dandruff-treatment
If home treatment is not effective, it would be prudent to see a dermatologist to rule out other disorders, e.g., psoriasis.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My son 26mon old loosing hair have itchy scalp no ring worm/dandruff should I shave his head he just don't drink enough water he eats fine plz help?

My son 26mon old loosing hair have itchy scalp no ring worm/dandruff should I shave his head he just don't drink enough water he eats fine plz help?

Dermatologist: Evaluation is warranted, possibly he is suffering from seborrhoeic dermatitis or some other scaly skin condition, shaving isn't the treatment, proper management is needed, good luck ...Read more

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I have a itchy scalp without flaking, scaling, dandruff, red or inflammed areas. The severe itching seems to only happen while I sleep. Please help!?

I have a itchy scalp without flaking, scaling, dandruff, red or inflammed areas. The severe itching seems to only happen while I sleep. Please help!?

Itchy scalp: Try a dandruff shampoo in the shower every night. Use a Hydrocortisone liquid solution after the shampoo if you still itch. If there is no relief, see a dermatologist. Otc shampoos include head & shoulders, selson, dhs, nizoral, (ketoconazole) tsal, tgel, etc. The generics should also work. ...Read more

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I m looking for cure of seboric dermatitis. Suffring with facial dandruff with itching and redness, and hair dandruff with itchy scalp and hair fall.

I m looking for cure of seboric dermatitis. Suffring with facial dandruff with itching and redness, and hair dandruff with itchy scalp and hair fall.

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis tends to be chronic, and there's usually no strategy that stops it permanently. But treatments, including many you can try at home, may control your signs and symptoms during a flare-up. Anti fungal agents that you want to look for in the products you buy are: ketoconazole, ciclopirox, terbinafine (lamisil), zinc pyrithione, coal tar, and salacylic acid. ...Read more

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Tried all shampoo, but hair fall, itchy scalp, dandruff. No smoke no alcohol no genetic. Alopecia?? Help please. Test required?

Tried all shampoo, but hair fall, itchy scalp, dandruff. No smoke no alcohol no genetic. Alopecia?? Help please. Test required?

Hair: I would first see your doctor about this and she/he may be very helpful.
You might also be referred to a dermatologist.
You will be taught why this has happened and advised what to do next. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp (esp near ear and neck), dandruff if I don't take head bath every alternate day, and small itchy bumps on scalp near ear and neck under the hair which sometimes turn into pimple and burst open. What could be the reason.

Itchy scalp (esp near ear and neck), dandruff if I don't take head bath every alternate day, and small itchy bumps on scalp near ear and neck under the hair which sometimes turn into pimple and burst open. What could be the reason.

Scalp Dermatitis: You may have seborrheic dermatitis, aggravated by applying grease, pomades, or other occlusive agents. Using a shampoo that has tar for five minutes at least every five days should control it. If the condition persists, consult with a dermatologist. Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition. ...Read more

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Know a Shampoos with a pH 4.5-5.5? Need an organic one to clean scalp without damaging frontal thinning hair. Have some itchy scalp/dandruff&pimples

Know a Shampoos with a pH 4.5-5.5? Need an organic one to clean scalp without damaging frontal thinning hair. Have some itchy scalp/dandruff&pimples

Those are tough req.: Why not treat the cause, not the symptoms? With itchy scalp, dandruff, pimples & frontal thinning in a 22 YO, you need more than a shampoo to help you! Work with your doctor or integrative doctor to see how you need to balance your stressors, diet, life, microbiome gut health that would clear up your scalp in a jiffy! Get some food allergy panels done (non-RAST or IgE, but delayed sensitivity.) ...Read more

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In addition to dandruff shampoo, what else helps dry, itchy scalp? Hydrocortisone? Olive oil?

Dry scalp: If your scalp is dry and itchy it is always possible that your shampoo is the cause. Some of the components in all shampoos can cause an allergic or irritant contact dermatitis. Topical steroids can help with the itch and any inflammation but treating the cause is the critical thing to do. ...Read more

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I'm experience great hairloss and my scalp is so itchy most of the time. And I have much dandruff on it, why is it so?

I'm experience great hairloss and my scalp is so itchy most of the time. And I have much dandruff on it, why is it so?

Seb derm: Worse in winter, use dandruff shampoos generic daily, may try tgel if reg dandruff shampoo not work. ...Read more

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Why do I continue to have dandruff. My scalp is itchy and white flakes. And my head feels like I hit it and hurts but I didn't.

Why do I continue to have dandruff. My scalp is itchy and white flakes. And my head feels like I hit it and hurts but I didn't.

Depends: You may have a more significant case of seborrheic dermatitis, which could be driving the "dandruff" that you notice. Be aware, it could even be psoriasis of the scalp too! . The pain is a bit worrisome for some type of inflammation of the scalp as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis aren't usually painful unless and infection is complicating things. Please seek help from your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Why is my scalp smelly with itchy orangish dandruff?

Why is my scalp smelly with itchy orangish dandruff?

Dandruff: Todd you need to go see your Family Doctor or Pediatrician first to look at this. You may have an infection on your scalp causing this. They may refer you to a dermatologist. Either way you don't have to put up with this irritating stuff on your scalp. ...Read more

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What can I do about itchy oily scalp with tons of dandruff!?

Wash hair regularly: Wash your hair regularly using dandruff shampoos like head and shoulders or t-gel. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for super itchy and dandruff filled scalp?

Scalp shampoos: Head and shoulders and there are a few tar preparations for really severe cases. Another thing to try is scalp oil treatments- especially hot oil treatments... ...Read more

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Lumps on the scalp that are very itchy also dandruff any explanation?

Dermatologist: You could have psoriasis of the scalp or other skin disorders. A dermatologist would be best to diagnose and treat the condition. ...Read more

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Hi I have dry scabs on my scalp, what could this be and best way to treat it. I know it's not dandruff. It gets itchy and I pick them which then bleed?

Reaction: Did you apply anything on your hair? Such as chemical products or hair dye? You may be reacting to them. Also if you have eczema, it can affect your scalp. Talk to you doctor or seek the opinion of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What do I do to my extreme peeling flaky scalp, don't think its dandruff, plus it gets itchy?

Seborrheic: Sounds like it could be seborrheic dermatitis, a common condition of the scalp as you describe. Selenium sulfide shampoos over the counter are effective but if that does not help prescriptions such as ketoconazole 2% shampoo, fluocinolone. 01% or ciclopirox 1% shampoos are very effective as well. See your doctor for those. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more


Severe Itching (Definition)

Intense uncomfortable sensation causing an ...Read more