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What does it mean to have a red itchy scalp?

What does it mean to have a red itchy scalp?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...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 cause itchy scalp?

What cause itchy scalp?

Seb derm: Most usual cause is seborrheic dermatitisdandruff — although many other causes possible. Could try using over the counter selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione shampoo. If not improving see doc. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy scalp?

What causes an itchy scalp?

Psorasis: Psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and hair dye sensitivity can all cause an itchy scalp. If this occurs few days after dying your hair, allergy test to the dye to determine if you can use it. Antidandruff shampoos contain ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, tar, or salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Why do I have an itchy scalp?

Why do I have an itchy scalp?

There are many: Possible reasons for an itchy scalp. Dermatological evaluation should be able to identify the cause in your case. ...Read more

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How can I treat an itchy scalp?

How can I treat an itchy scalp?

Medicated shampoos: Most likely you have a condition called seborrheic dermatitis. So, otc medicated shampoos like head & shoulder, t-gel/t-sal, Nizoral (ketoconazole) would help. Dermatologists may order prescription-strengthed shampoos like clobex, etc plus steroid scalp lotions. ...Read more

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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

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What do to about my constant itchy scalp?

What do to about my constant itchy scalp?

Itchy scalp: The most common cause of scalp itching is a condition called seborrheic dermatitis. It is similar to dandruff. Over the counter shampoos containing zinc or tar or ketoconazole can be very helpful. There are prescription lotions that help when they are rubbed into the scalp. It is important you be sure that you do not have head lice. ...Read more

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What can I use for a dry, flakey, itchy scalp?

Try dandruff shampoo: In fact, a dry itchy scalp may not be dry, but a sign of an oily inflammation like seborrheic dermatits or even psoriasis. Check to see if you have flaking on your face or your elbows or heels. Try a dandruff shampoo, like t gel or selsun. If you are not better, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure an itchy scalp naturally?

Is it possible to cure an itchy scalp naturally?

See your doctor: If you have a rash causing the itching you may need diagnosis and treatment. If anxiety is causing the itching you may need counseling, if you have dandruff try over the counter shampoos for this. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp that flakes! What can I do to help it?

Dermatitis, scalp: For this condition I like to use Dermo-Smoothe FS applied 3 nights weekly, left on overnight and washed out the following morn with Nizoral (ketoconazole) Shampoo.

Alternatively, you may try Selsun Blue for a few weeks. An OTC prep. ...Read more

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Headaches and itchy scalp, why?

Headaches and itchy scalp, why?

May not be related.: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp with orgasm?

Itchy scalp with orgasm?

No common answer: I am not sure I have an explanation for that. Some say this may e related to natural endorphins but that is admittedly far-fetched explanation. ...Read more

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Scaly smelly itchy scalp why?

Seborrhea?: Sounds like it could be seborrhea or psoriasis in your scalp, assuming you are practicing good hair washing techniques. Try some sebulex shampoo every toher day and consult a dermatologist if no results. ...Read more

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I have a very itchy scalp what can I use?

Depends: Would recommend starting with changing what you are using now as far as shampoo and or hair treatment, since that might have caused an allergy. If that is not helping you might need to see a dermatologist, it might be a skin condition. ...Read more

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Please describe a good remedy for an itchy scalp?

Depends on cause: Lots of reasons for itchy scalp... If it is simply seborrhea you can try head and shoulders or t gel.
In any case probably best to have your dermatologist check and given you what you need. ...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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What is the best treatment for itchy scalp?

Thorough Hair Wash: The treatment is three folds;
1. Don't use the oil for hair untill the ithcy scalp is treated.
2. Use medicated shampoos like polytar (coal tar) thrice a week to wash hairs thoroughly.
3. Always rinse the hairs thoroughly before applying shampoo. ...Read more

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Is itchy scalp related to hyperthyroid?

Is itchy scalp related to hyperthyroid?

Unlikely: But since thyroid affects every organ, process and reaction in your body -- anything is possible. If it goes away when your thyroid problem is corrected, then it was related. Hyperthyroidism can cause dry skin, which could cause an itchy scalp, but so can many other more common scalp problems. ...Read more

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Causes of a bruised feeling itchy scalp?

Possible dermatitis: This possible dermatitis could be inching enough to make you scratch it hard enough to produce bruises. On the other hand, there are numerous causes of bruises and the skin and you need to be evaluated that if you're bruising is excessive. I'm sorry I can't solve your problem here. You need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy scalp and cold sores?

What causes an itchy scalp and cold sores?

Not one thing: Cold sores or herpes occur when your immune system is compromised. An itchy scalp is due to dandruff or seborrhea. Stress causes an overproduction of sebum which plugs up the pores and causes dandruff. ...Read more

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How do you help an itchy scalp? Other than shampoo.

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. We usually use topical steroids to stop this problem. ...Read more

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Hi, I would like to know does hiv causes severe itchy scalp.

Hi, I would like to know does hiv causes severe itchy scalp.

No: Typically, "HIV dermatitis" is not itchy at all and usually located on the upper trunk (chest) and occasionally on the palms and soles. Since people who participate in high risk behavior can have other illnesses like syphllis or fungal skin infections which can be itchy, your best bet is to be tested. Usually when someone asks there is often high risk behavior. Don't put off testing! ...Read more

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I get really itchy scalp and sometimes, I scratch until I bleed. Help?

Evaluation needed: Serious itching to the point of bleeding indicates a probably underlying issue that needs evaluation. Your dermatologist can help you with this. I assume you have already regularly used an anti-dandruff shampoo and have no environmental exposure which might contribute to an allergic reaction in your scalp. ...Read more

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Can you recommend any remedies for an itchy scalp and bumps on my palms?

Can you recommend any remedies for an itchy scalp and bumps on my palms?

Difficult to say: These are very nonspecific symptoms and could be allergic, inflammatory, auto-immune, etc. It would be best to get an examination from your internist or dermatologist to establish a diagnosis and treatment olan ...Read more

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What are the most effective treatments to take care of dry and itchy scalp?

See your doctor: Your doctor will treat your eczema, psoriasis, or dandruff or what ever the diagnosis may be. Without a diagnosis or cause it is difficult to make a recommendation. ...Read more

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My five-year-old daughter has itchy scalp and it's dry what can I use on it?

See below: Head & shoulders, selsun blue, t gel etc. For shampoos and moisturizing oils massaged into the scalp may help. ...Read more

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What could cause an extremely itchy scalp with no flaking, no redness, and no bites?

Could be...: Could be seborrheic dermatitis (which doesn't always cause flaking), or an allergy to a shampoo or conditioner. Or (I know this sounds gross) you could have head lice. Look for the eggs (called "nits"), which appear as tiny white dots attached to individual hair shafts. You may have to see a dermatologist, since it's pretty hard to examine your own scalp thoroughly. ...Read more