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Very Itchy Scalp No Dandruff
Very itchy tight burning scalp no dandruff. Claritin/xtra strength head and shoulders don't help. Feel like I'm going to scratch my scalp off!
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
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
I have itchy scalp. No dandruff. No flaking. Just a little bit of redness. Sometimes there are these hard white bits like the 'seeds' of pimples help?
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
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.
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
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
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
Extreme dandruff, itchy scalp and face, skin shedding all over body, face and ears all of a sudden? Skin flakes everywhere. No dietary changes
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.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
I've had an itchy scalp for a week or two. It's not red, I don't have dandruff or a dry scalp, and I don't see any lice. Ddx for an itchy scalp?
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?
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
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
Tried all shampoo, but hair fall, itchy scalp, dandruff. No smoke no alcohol no genetic. Alopecia?? Help please. Test required?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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