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Scalp started to become itchy, back pain, feeling weak, tired all the time, dry skin, and swollen lymph nodes in neck. Is this a vitamin def?

Scalp started to become itchy, back pain, feeling weak, tired all the time, dry skin, and swollen lymph nodes in neck. Is this a vitamin def?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...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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Which vitamin help blood flow to scalp?

Which vitamin help blood flow to scalp?

Scalp blood flow: Actually, Natural vitamin E will hlep. Must be all natural---synthetic E is not healthful. Adding Vit D 1000 iu daily increases hair health. Add B50, as well. ...Read more

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What vitamins increase blood to the scalp?

What vitamins increase blood to the scalp?

None of them: If this question is driven by a desire to avoid or treat male pattern baldness, you are also badly misinformed about the nature of the process. All men lose the hair on their templates at about age 20; I see that you are 22. Many men, especially those blessed with abundant chest hair, have the process continue. Your options are surgery, medical rx, or deciding you're happy with it. ...Read more

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What vitamins are good for scalp psoriasis?

What vitamins are good for scalp psoriasis?

None Proven: Vitamins and other dietary supplements are generally backed by little if any evidence in the treatment of disease. ...Read more

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Do vitamin E increase blood flow to the scalp?

Do vitamin E increase blood flow to the scalp?

No: There is no scientific evidence that vitamin e increases blood flow to your scalp. Too much vitamin e has been associated with increased rate of stroke.

Baldness is not a function of scalp blood flow. ...Read more

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Eating biotin my hair get thinning I've seb der on scalp but under control eating b complex vitamin my hair get thick which of b vitamin is helping??

Eating biotin my hair get thinning I've seb der on scalp but under control eating b complex vitamin my hair get thick which of b vitamin is helping??

None of them: There is no magic vitamin for hair. The con men hope to scam some of your money. Now you know the truth, you need not be a sucker. If you have an issue with your hair a dermatologist will help you. It is not the same for everybody. Ideal nutrition comes with food, not pills. ...Read more

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My scalp itches a lot. Started 10 months ago, and geting worst. Went to dr, but she saw a healthy scalp and hair. Gave me vitamins, but didn't help?

My scalp itches a lot. Started 10 months ago, and geting worst. Went to dr, but she saw a healthy scalp and hair. Gave me vitamins, but didn't help?

See a dermatologist: Vitamins?? Really? You need a skin specialist, which should have been evident to your DR. Try Dove body wash, shampoo with this IN THE SWOWER every day. Ask your pharmacy for a LIQUID hydrocortisone to rub in after the shower. ...Read more

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I have severe vitamin b12, d deficiency and at same time has excess production of sebum on scalp. Is both are related?? And any other mineral for it??

I have severe vitamin b12, d deficiency and at same time has excess production of sebum on scalp. Is both are related?? And any other mineral for it??

Unrelated: There is no direct relationship or association I am aware of between seborrhea (what you have) and B12 deficiecy. You are very young for being so B12 deficient. Do you not like LIVER, SALMON, TROUT, CLAMS, or BEEF? A mineral put into shampoos is selenium but I find that has variable effects. Check with a dermatologist for more information...and fix your B12 status...VERY IMPORTANT! ...Read more

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Is vitamin E good to treat itchy scalp and dryness in hair and scalp?

Is vitamin E good to treat itchy scalp and dryness in hair and scalp?

Depends: If it is seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff) you may need a combination of shampoos and topical treatment. There is also the possibility of scalp psoriasis or something else. Vitamin e may help to a certain extend with the dryness but may not completely address your itch (or the possible underlying condition). Give your dermatologist a shout! ...Read more

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Can water and juice fasting with vitamins clear up scalp infections on its own?

Can water and juice fasting with vitamins clear up scalp infections on its own?

Use a real Rx also: If it's aggressive staph, and you're ignoring recommended antibiotic treatment, you're risking your life. Other deep bacterial infections are often difficult to treat but an antibiotic is your only real hope. Fungal infections and seborrhea require a different treatment; clusters of infected hairs tend to self-cure explaining internet testimonials of "natural cures". Get smart and proactive. ...Read more

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My daughter has ringworm on her scalp, is it okay to put vitamin E on it? Will it help it and how?

My daughter has ringworm on her scalp, is it okay to put vitamin E on it? Will it help it and how?

No.: No, vitamin e has no effect on ringworm. But first, make sure that it really is ringworm; many circular rashes are assumed to be ringworm by inexperienced caregivers. If it really is ringworm, you will need a prescription medicine. Make sure your doctor gives you an oral treatment - creams and lotions won't get the job done by themselves when it's on the scalp. ...Read more

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Best multivitamin or vitamin to get rid of candida overgroqth and scalp fungus I'm taking gnc probiotic 10 billion conplex?

Best multivitamin or vitamin to get rid of candida overgroqth and scalp fungus I'm taking gnc probiotic 10 billion conplex?

Scalp problems: Vitamins in this setting have only limited use. Best to see a doctor for proper evaluation. In this modern age, vitamin deficiencies are rare as long as you eat a balanced diet (and are not vegetarian). I advocate getting vitamins, minerals and micronutrients from food rather than wasting money on supplements. It's a big marketing scam. Try selenium sulphide shampoo while you wait for an apt. ...Read more

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I have a hair loss problem and an empty line in my scalp, I went to doctors they gave me a spray and vitamin but that dosnt work, what should I do?

I have a hair loss problem and an empty line in my scalp, I went to doctors they gave me a spray and vitamin but that dosnt work, what should I do?

Hair loss: If the spray was rogaine (minoxidil) or similar product, it takes daily use & some time to see results. There may be a hormonal imbalance (too much male hormone; check with gyn). Dermatologist may be able to determine cause & offer treatment options. ...Read more

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Sudden oily scalp n severe hair fall at the age of 19F. Vitamins, minerals, thyroid are normal in range. It increases in humid climate. What is d reason?

Most likely: This is most likely telogen effluvium. Read up on this and see if it describes you. Usually no cause is found and it goes away on its own. ...Read more

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Thinning of hair all over scalp n body? What is the reason?? I don't have vitamin n iron deficiency nd thyroid is normal.

Thinning of hair all over scalp n body? What is the reason?? I don't have vitamin n iron deficiency nd thyroid is normal.

Several.....: Your hormones....adrenal gland, pituitary gland function need to be considered in this context.......see PMD. ...Read more

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Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Do I have a vitamin B12 deficiency or MS? I'm 19, female with tingling, numbness in head/scalp, feet, legs, and hands. Muscle spasm? Anxiety maybe?

Most likely anxiety: Most likely anxiety but a good idea to get checked out by the physician and try to rule out some of those other possibilities ...Read more

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How to help a dry scalp??

How to help a dry scalp??

Dry Scalp: Mix half cup of water with half a cup of apple cider vinegar; Use this to massage your scalp / hair; Leave for about 10 minutes; Rinse your hair with shampoo (tea tree oil based is preferred); Or coconut oil massaged into scalp helps. Be sure drink plenty of fluids & eat green leafy veggies; more at eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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How to control dry scalp?

How to control dry scalp?

Shampoo choices: If your scalp is dry and flaky, you may have seborrheic dermatitis. To start try tgel or t sal type shampoo. If this is not enough you may need to see your dermatologist for a prescription. ...Read more

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I have a really dry scalp but only recently have I had it?

Dry Scalp: There are 5 common causes of dry scalp - weather change, central heating/air conditioning, hot baths & showers, harsh soaps & detergents, and sun exposure. Symptoms include mild to intense itching of the scalp and small flakes of dry skin. Note, people often confuse dandruff with dry scalp; they are two separate conditions. Before continuing, make sure you have correctly identified the condition. ...Read more

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Dandruff and dry scalp?

Dandruff and dry scalp?

Controlling dandruff: 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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Could a dry scalp be an inherited disease?

Could a dry scalp be an inherited disease?

Genetics: Genetics are quintessential ingredient of our being, as the interaction of our genetic makeup with the environment that we live in determines many, if not all, of the processes and diseases. For example, psoriasis, an inflammatory geno-dermatosis, may cause dry and scaly scalp. Nevertheless, exclusion of other potential causes by a physician is warranted prior to this conclusion. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dandruff/dry scalp?

How can I get rid of dandruff/dry 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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How can I get rid of a dry scalp/dandruff?

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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How can I get rid of very bad dandruff/dry scalp?

How can I get rid of very bad dandruff/dry scalp?

DANDRUFF SHAMPOO: You need to use a anti dandruff shampoo like head and shoulder with conditioner or selson blue. ...Read more

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I have very dry scalp what to do? Flakes like dandruff in hair

I have very dry scalp what to do? Flakes like dandruff in hair

Dandruff: Antifungal shampoo like sebizole can be tried. You can get them from chemist or through your GP. ...Read more

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Dry Scalp (Definition)

Dry scalp is simply the appearance of dry skin on your head. Causes may involve environment (dry climate, blowdryer use, certain hair products) or may be related to a skin condition which causes scalp irritation ...Read more