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I have extremely itchy skin all over, it's worse at night and i'm sure it's scabies. Also have an itchy scalp eyes and ears. Too intense! please help?

I have extremely itchy skin all over, it's worse at night and i'm sure it's scabies. Also have an itchy scalp eyes and ears. Too intense! please help?

Please see your Dr.: Please see a dermatologist as soon as possible. Many different reasons for itchy skin all over. Scabies is just one of them. If this is scabies, a simple treatment with Permethrin cream applied today and in one week and following some instructions on what to do with clothing and bedding will help you get rid of this itch. If it is not scabies, this itch needs to be evaluated further. ...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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Unbearably itchy upper body & scalp. No scabies, lice, dandruff, or allergies (tested). Rashes on hands/inner elbows/chest. Steroid cream not helping?

Unbearably itchy upper body & scalp. No scabies, lice, dandruff, or allergies (tested). Rashes on hands/inner elbows/chest. Steroid cream not helping?

See Allergist: Given you unbearable itching symptoms and rash refractory to topical steroids I would suggest making an appointment to see an allergist for further workup/evaluation. Eczema, contact dermatitis, urticaria (hives), etc. are all skin condition that you could be suffering from. Getting workup up by a specialist might provide more answers/treatments. ...Read more

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I've got scabby, flaky , itchy scalp , itchy and dry lips , what's wrong with me?

I've got scabby, flaky , itchy scalp , itchy and dry lips , what's wrong with me?

Dermatitis: You sound like you have a body-wide skin condition which needs evaluation by a dermatologist. Your treatment options may range from oral hydration and topical salves to oral medication to get the skin in better order. ...Read more

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Why is my scalp itchy and sore?

Why is my scalp itchy and sore?

Many possibilities: Consider dandruff (fungal), psoriasis, allergic reaction to shampoo contents, conditioner or hair dye- very broad question- more information needed to determine the cause ...Read more

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Why could my scalp be itchy?

Why could my scalp be itchy?

Lots of options: May be seborrheic dermatitis a form of inflammatory dandruff, psoriasis, dry skin. See your dermatologist for a proper examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do I cure an itchy flaky scalp?

How do I cure an itchy flaky scalp?

Start with shampoos: If you have a lot of scale and flaking in your scalp, try using t/gel or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo to stop the itching. You may need treatment with a topical corticosteroid by prescription. Call my office at 310-545-2900 in manhattan beach if you would like an evaluation. ...Read more

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My scalp feeling itchy and irritated?

My scalp feeling itchy and irritated?

See U PCP : For evaluation and work up , if he can't find the reason he can refer u to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have severe scalp itchiness, what to do?

I have severe scalp itchiness, what to do?

Itchy Scalp: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin, itching and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back. Try Clobetasol Solution which is a topical prescription. TGel is also effective for this condition. ...Read more

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What can stop dry and itchy flaking scalp?

Emollient: The treatment of dry scaling of the skin is a common condition if dry areas, and may be prevented with use of emollient. ...Read more