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What are the causes of an itchy scalp?

What are the causes of an itchy scalp?

Itchy Scalp: Seborrheic dermatitis, also referred to as dandruff or cradle cap in case of children, is one of the most common causes of itchy scalp. Skin conditions like contact dermatitis, scalp psoriasis, ringworm of scalp, folliculitis and other fungal and bacterial infections may also affect the scalp and cause itching. ...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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What are the causes of tiny itchy bumps on bellybutton?

What are the causes of tiny itchy bumps on bellybutton?

Nickel allergy: Nickel allergy from the snaps on blue jeans or a metal belt buckle is a common cause of an itchy red rash near the umbilicus (belly button). A dermatologist or allergist can confirm using an allergy patch test. ...Read more

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What are the causes of red itchy bump around the eye?

What are the causes of red itchy bump around the eye?

Chalazion/hordeolum: Most often, this finding would be the result of a blocked and infected gland or hair follicle of the eyelid. Depending on the location, it could be called a chalazion or hordeolum (stye). Treatment with warm compresses will resolve many of these lesions. See an eye md if the bump is not resolved within a few days of using warm compresses, or anytime if it worsens. Some need to be drained with surg. ...Read more

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What are the causes of itching stinging of the skin but no rash?

What are the causes of itching stinging of the skin but no rash?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it often using gentle means. ...Read more

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What are the causes of perpetual sore throat?

What are the causes of perpetual sore throat?

Sore throat: Some of the more common things that lead to a persistent sore throat include allergies, sinus infection and reflux. A persistent cold would be unusual, but if you have had back-to-back viral infections, this could explain it, too. You could have strep throat or tonsillitis. You could have viral or bacterial pharyngitis. You could even have tonsillolith or tonsil stones that you can see. ...Read more

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What causes sore, painful pimples inside the nose? What are some remedies?

What causes sore, painful pimples inside the nose? What are some remedies?

Infection: The pimples or pustules inside the nostrils are caused by infections with staph or sreptococcal bacteria it is called folliculitis and can be treated with local antibiotics like Bacitracin over the counter or prescription bacroban.Sometimes you need oral antibiotics as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the sudden rash of small itchy red bumps?

What are the causes of the sudden rash of small itchy red bumps?

Allergic reaction: Rashes of sudden onset that are itchy are usually allergic in origin.Use of anti-itching cream seems to help. ...Read more

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What are the causes of canker sore?

What are the causes of canker sore?

Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort &potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems &a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, STD to mention a few. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of jock itch, and what causes it?

What are the early symptoms of jock itch, and what causes it?

Itch, rash: Jock itch is usually caused by a fungus (also known as ringworm). There may also be redness, bumps, flaking, pustules (pimples), even swelling. Itching is probably most common. ...Read more

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What causes many blistery like bumps as well as red bumps on the back wall of my throat? only symptom there is dryness.

What causes many blistery like bumps as well as red bumps on the back wall of my throat? only symptom there is dryness.

Possibly allergies: You may be describing what is known as cobblestoning. It is often seen with post-nasal drip from allergies. ...Read more

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What are the causes of achy thighs?

What are the causes of achy thighs?

Muscular referred or: This could be just muscular pain due to overuse or lack of exercise, referred pain from hips or knees or even from the lower back or radicular from the the lower back or even signs of spinal stebosis. ...Read more

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What mind be the causes of itchy skin spots?

What mind be the causes of itchy skin spots?

Itchy Spots: If the spots appear on a person's face, neck, or trunk the culprit may be acne. Itchy spots that show up on someone's hands or feet may indicate either eczema or psoriasis, or allergy. If itchy spots occur on skin in the genital area, they may be caused by molluscum, lichen planus, scabies, or pubic hair lice. On the scalp, itchy spots may be seborrheic dermatitis or allergy. Medications can itch. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an itchy testicle?

What are the causes of an itchy testicle?

Jock itch rash?: Itching of the scrotum (sac that contains the testicles) can be due to jock itch, which is a fungal skin infection. One can try over-the-counter lotrimin (clotrimazole) af cream twice a day for 2-3 weeks for itching of the scrotum. Any open sores, or any lumps, should be evaluated by a doctor. A persistent itch or persistent rash after using antifungal cream should also be examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an itchy anus?

What are the causes of an itchy anus?

Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the dirt. But cokes, coffe, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine! ...Read more

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What are common causes of red inflamed underarm rash?

What are common causes of red inflamed underarm rash?

Under arm rash: The two most common causes are reaction to deodorants and shaving. A physician should be able to give you the appropriate advice to get it resolved. ...Read more

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What are the causes of itchy white bumps on my leg?

Keratosis pilaris: It could be keratosis pillars which is a benign condition which is caused by blocked follicles. Follicultis could also cause this. Please see your doctor as the treatment for each condition is different. ...Read more

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What are some causes of swollen eyelid?

What are some causes of swollen eyelid?

Many causes: Causes of swollen eye lids include : infectious, allergies, tumors(benign or rarely malignant), vascular formations. ...Read more

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Itchy bumpy armpits?? what are the causes?

Itchy bumpy armpits?? what are the causes?

Heat rash: Most likely it is a heat rash Use a hydrocortisone cream .if not better see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Navita Modi
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Scalp Pain (Definition)

Painful scalp syndrome! can now be shown by ultrasound to be periosteal inflammation of the skull. Can be related to ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more