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What does it mean when your head itches and you don't have lice/dry scalp or dandruff?

Itch: Itching scalp could be due to all the causes you listed, but it also could be due to a fungal infection. The type of shampoo you use can also cause this so i recommend switching to a hypoallergenic product if you haven't already. Also stress can sometime result in somatic symptoms such as itchiness, see your doctor soon to find the cause and get relief. ...Read more

Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, ...Read more


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How do you know if you have lice or dandruff my head is always itchy?

How do you know if you have lice or dandruff my head is always itchy?

Examine your scalp: Lice lay eggs called nits on the hair near your scalp. Nits adhere to the hair while flakes from dandruff are easily brushed off. If you cannot wash or brush the particles off you may have lice. If you are not sure, see your doctor to confirm. The treatment for lice is sold over the counter at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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How to know if you have lice or dandruff when you itch?

How to know if you have lice or dandruff when you itch?

Headlice or Dandruff: Dandruff are flaky, itchy scalp lesion called seborrheic dermatitis treated with Nizoral or other tar shampoo and scalp will clear up. Head lice is also itchy scalp with nits seen attached to hair strands mostly in the neck area. Pull out each nits after shampoo with kwell (lindane) or Ovide to avoid transmission of lice. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have mucus crust on your pubic hairs?

What does it mean when you have mucus crust on your pubic hairs?

Unclear: Do you mean a healed scab or do you mean a discharge or semen that dried? ...Read more

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Does your hair grow slower when you have hiv/aids ? And if so why?

Does your hair grow slower when you have hiv/aids ? And if so why?

HIV: There are many changes in the skin and cutaneous structures like hair follicles accompanying HIV disease. Hair loss is not uncommon. The cause is not fully clear. If you have HIV disease you should be seeing an id expert or other doctor in this field, so check with them. Depends a lot on your cd4 count and on the medication regimen you are receiving. ...Read more

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If you have dandruff does it make others around you itch?

No: Stop worrying about this. Dandruff is extremely easy to manage and all but the most extreme cases respond to over the counter stuff. ...Read more

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Why do women have pubic hair What is the purpose of it? Why does it itch like crazy when shaven? How do u keep the hair down their soft

Why do women have pubic hair 
What is the purpose of it? Why does it itch like crazy when shaven? How do u  keep the hair down their soft

Pubic hair: The purpose of pubic hair is unknown but it part of our human evolution. You do not have go shave it especially if it bothers you an itches when you do. If you choose to shave it consider using shaving cream, hot water and a fresh razor. You can also use clippers instead. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have bumps all over your skin and it itches?

What does it mean when you have bumps all over your skin and it itches?

May be hives: You may be having an allergic reaction. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and get treatment. It may also be bug bites. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have long hair but not thick. so what can I do to make my hair grow thicker?

What to do if I have long hair but not thick. so what can I do to make my hair grow thicker?

Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more

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Why when you shave your public area do you get a red rash and get really itchy? How can help stop this so you can have a freshy public area

Why when you shave your public area do you get a red rash and get really itchy? How can help stop this so you can have a freshy public area

Shaving irritation : Its easy to get tiny cuts when you shave your private area. These cuts can then get inflamed and infected with bacteria or fungus that normally lives skin surface but now made their way beneath the surface layer. This causes your body to respond , hence the redness/ itch. Try avoid shaving too close to the skin or consider leaving this area alone as is. Take care! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have bumps around your pee area?

What does it mean when you have bumps around your pee area?

Maybe infection : You'll need an evaluation to clarify. My first concern is an infection. Your physician should be able to help you understand what's happening. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have head lice but i don't have the lice comb?

What do you suggest if I have head lice but i don't have the lice comb?

Head lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair &remove individual nits. A special lice nit comb helps but isn't required. Check for nits &remove as seen over next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed. ...Read more

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Why do we have pubic hair? Does it have a purpose?

Why do we have pubic hair? Does it have a purpose?

Possibly: Pubic hair may help to retain pheromones produced by apocrine glands. This may serve to attract the opposite sex & ultimately serve to increase likelihood of reproduction. ...Read more

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Someone said the dandruff I have might not be dandruff, but dry scalp. How do I tell which it is? Does either worsen when sweating, or when it's cold?

Someone said the dandruff I have might not be dandruff, but dry scalp. How do I tell which it is? Does either worsen when sweating, or when it's cold?

Best to see derm: for diagnosis. To be absolutely sure you would need a biopsy. But dandruff typcially also appears in eyebrows, around corners of nostrils and on the middle of your chest between the breasts or nipples. See derm for treatment, but temporarily you can use avocado oil overnight with shower cap for dry scalp ...Read more

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Can you get pimples on your penis? And what does it mean when you are sore and feel bruised where your pubic hair is? Will it go away soon?

Can you get pimples on your penis? And what does it mean when you are sore and feel bruised where your pubic hair is? Will it go away soon?

See answer: Many types of "bumps" occur on the penis. If what you are noticing are multiple, small, slightly raised, similar in appearance, white to flesh-colored "bumps" on the penis, these are just prominent hair follicles or sebaceous glands and are normal, especially near base of the penis. If your soreness feels like it is deeper within, likely represents an irritation of your prostate: usually resolves. ...Read more

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What do you do when your whole body itches but you have no rash or bumps?

Itch without rash: There is a large number of different conditions where the whole body itches but there is no rash. There needs to be an evaluation with labs, stool, urinalysis and a chest xray to rule out potential problems. Sometimes just overall dry skin can cause itching of the entire body, but that responds to moisturizers. If itch doesn't improve with moisturizers quickly, please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Why do you itch so bad when you get a mole shaved off?

Why do you itch so bad when you get a mole shaved off?

Healing: Hi You're describing something normal and very common actually. Basically, the sensation is your body healing itself from surgical procedures. It will go away on its own. More info on this for you - http://bit.ly/2satcaf Hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have dry skin on your vagina that itch , burn and bleed ?

Yeast or Fungus: It sure sounds like you have a yeast or a fungal infection. Medications to treat this are available over the counter in most stores that sell otc medications. ...Read more

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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


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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more