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Why Does My Scalp Itch When I Get Hot
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
This could be: An allergic or irritant reaction to your shampoo or other hair product.If persists after changing these, see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
?Prickly heat: It is possible that what you are describing is also called "prickly heat". It is also known as miliaria rubra. This is when the pores in the skin become blocked and sweat cannot come out easily. This can cause itching and sometimes red bumps. The problem usually gets better when you have cooled off. Based on your brief description this would be my first thought. ...Read more
Unclean sweat: That is why in the usa it is a custom to bathe or shower daily. You will avoid smelling and avoid getting sweaty residue on your skin. People of different backgrounds are not always familiar with our customs. Personal hygiene can also protect you from viral and bacterial infections. Wash your hands before eating and after using the bathroom. ...Read more
Rash from sweating: Skin rash caused from sweating is also known as milaria or prickly heat. Skin rash due to sweating usually occurs where there is more skin friction. It is especially seen in arms and underarms, neck and groins and between the legs. In adults aside from prickly heat, rash can be due to fungal disease. ...Read more
Dry Dick Syndrome: Do you have calluses on your palms...?Or, have you been shaving down there or using different soaps or other stuff?Most lotions have some kind of acid in them (lactic, glycolic, etc)so might burn if the skin is chafed or cut. Also what have you been putting your"dick"into? Saliva can irritate sensitive skin.Other tight spots might irritate it.Anyways,give it a rest and just use a neutral cream ...Read more
My scalp smells and idk why. I wash my hair every day and don't have any scabs or rashes so why does it stink?
Systemic problem?: be sure not using any medications or herbs/spices or strong odor foods that could be coming out as smells on the scalp. have a dermatologist look at it and get blood work to be sure all vitamins/minerals and thyroid ok. very unusual that it is not other parts of the body , only the scalp if systemic so see a dermatologist ...Read more
Vaginal itching: Aside from a yeast infection, vaginal/vulvar itching could be due to an allergic/irritant reaction to anything used in the area-wipes, detergents, pads, etc. Also, vaginal bacterial infections, inflammatory skin conditions like lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, and a rash that arises from itching or rubbing, called lichen simplex chronicus. Please see your doctor for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
I have itching above my clitoris. It gets bad sometimes. I noticed when i shave my skin starts to itch but im not sure why it itches above my clitoris?
Quit shaving: Contrary to current customs, shaving the genital areas is unhygienic and is the likely cause of itching. Let the hair be and wash the area as usual during showering/bathing. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Checkup: It means you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
Uncertain: May be Dermatographic urticaria (dermographism, dermatographism or "skin writing"). ...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
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
I applied a ton of apple cider vinegar to my scalp to get rid of scalp itching from dryness. Is that bad? Can I apply lotion to my dry scalp?
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
My scalp is itching and hurts I'm Gluten intolerant and in jested gluten why is my scalp itching is it a reaction to it? No bumps or redness
Hard to say: Gluten sensitivity is more directly related to the tissue injury triggered by immune IgA antibodies on the gut.The IBSD/belly pain/ etc. are your standard features.However, the gluten sensitive patient may also have allergic symptoms or cross reactivity to non gluten foods/substances that can trigger a variety of allergic symptoms like itching. ...Read more
I am experiencing scalp itching and flaking skin on scalp. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation especially along my hairline.
Does mirena (levonorgestrel) contain any qty of nickel? I'm allergic to nickel & have unexplained arm/scalp itching. Can my IUD be cause?
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
I am experiencing thin hair, scalp itching and hair loss and dandruff. My hair is so thin that I m always worried to wash it because it falls a lot ?
Trtd for everything from scabies-eczema. Rash comes & goes, but creeping&itching remain. Now face, neck, scalp itch too. Derm dismissive. Ideas?
Scalp itching. Painful in 2 areas. Itchy neck and vaginal itching.Underskin lump on earlobe & 3 spots on ear & swollen tragus on other ear. Noticed black dots on nails&small rash on chest. I'm iron deficient & also taking lansoprazole.
Dermatologist: Your cluster of symptoms points to a systemic disease condition. Recommend that you consult a dermatologist promptly. ...Read more
My scalp itches a lot and I scratch until it bleeds. I take off the dry blood when it dries . Can I get cancer from that? I need advice please !
SeborrheicDermatitis: is a common skin condition that affects the scalp. Stress, fatigue and sleep deprivation are common causes. dermatitis. There’s no cure for this condition, but it is possible to get it under control by eliminating the cause. If concerned, see your PCP for complete examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My scalp itches and when i scratches it pulse leaks out and it won't go away please tell me what can I do to get rid of this problem?
Derma: See pcp or dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
When i run i get intense stinging itches randomly around my body but mosly in the chest area and also my scalp, then when i swear a lot more it fades.
May be miliaria: May be a form of miliara (heat rash). A primary care doctor or dermatologist may help prevent and treat the symptoms. Keeping the skin surface intact and healthy is important, so try to avoid over-scratching. What happens during exercise (presuming you sweat and not swear, to stop the itch) is that the sweat glands are blocked at first (causing symptoms), but once sweating freely, it feels better. ...Read more
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