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Why Does My Scalp Itch So Much
Itchy scalp: The severity, frequency and duration of an itchy scalp depend on the underlying cause. Some causes of an itchy scalp, such as dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis), can be relatively minor. However, an itchy scalp can also be due to more serious conditions, such as infection, inflammation, parasite infestation, autoimmune disorders, and allergies. ...Read more
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
Why does my scalp itch? I have this once spot behind my ear on my scalp, th!t really itches. I don't scratch it that hard though but I did see a bit of blood on my nail. I wash my hair 3x a week because im trying to grow out my hair because it was damaged
Few possibilities: This can be caused by several issues. Chemical and hair products can cause irritation of the scalp. You can also just have dry scalp, atopic dermatitis(eczema), allergic reaction, and sensitive skin. There are several shamppos that can help with this. The key is to remove the offending agent(s) if they can be identified. ...Read more
How to treat seborrhoeic dermatitis of 2 y old besides steroid ointment and t-gel shampoo for scalp itching? Special moisturizing shampoo? Itches hard
Seborrheic derm: Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) and see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hard to say: As the best form of treatments are addressing the underlying issue and without know any more information or having the chance to evaluate your scalp in person may be difficult to better guide you. This may be related to dandruff and in that case the over-the-counter shampoos like Selsun Blue may very well help you, but again its difficult to say for certain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx for lyrica (pregabalin) 150mg bed. I have noticed my scalp itching severely. Tried OTC shamp. Dont see derm until 17th. Is this a known side effect? Its get raw
No: Actually it usually will help to stop itchy scalp. You could try scalpicin over the counter until you can see your dermatologist. ...Read more
Scalp itching and hairs fall off. Receding hair line terribly hurts my pride. I tried minoxidil 5% topical for one month with no result. Treatment?
Alopecia: Hair loss in men is very common and in most cases is genetic. The two appoved treatments are rogaine (minoxidil) and propecia. Minoxidil is the generic version of rogaine (minoxidil) and is available otc. Propecia is oral and is prescription. Keep in mind that you must use either of these products for at least 3-6 months to see hair growth. ...Read more
Hi there Dr. Matthew! I've been experiencing scalp itching for months now, and I've been using lice shampoo and dandruff treatments for a while.. But nothing seems to be working!
See answer: Best wld be to see a dermatologist who can examine you and be able to give u proper treatment. If u still want to try a home remedy use white vinegar daily on ur scalp and have head bath after 10-15 minutes. It helps to put organic coconut oil on the scalp for 15 minutes prior to putting the vinegar. ...Read more
Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) ...Read more
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