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Scaly smelly itchy scalp why?

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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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 to do for scalp problem? Yellow scaley, 3yo

What to do for scalp problem? Yellow scaley, 3yo

May be fungal: This could be a "cradle cap" type of problem, could also be a fungal infection. A dandruff shampoo with a soft-bristled brush to help soften up the scale for washing off can help. You may also need to see a dermatologist if your pediatrician is having trouble solving this. ...Read more

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I live in a dorm with REALLY hard water. When I'm here, my scalp gets really irritated and scaly. Is there anything I can do?

I live in a dorm with REALLY hard water. When I'm here, my scalp gets really irritated and scaly. Is there anything I can do?

Hard water=not good: Hard water is known to be a problem. It has been known to make skin problems worse, and recently a good study confirmed that, especially in people with any tendency to have eczema. Only avoidance of the hard water source, or water softening, are known to be effective. ...Read more

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I have yellow pimples on my scalp?

I have yellow pimples on my scalp?

When to seek help:: The color and location of the pimples are not enough information to offer guidance. If they are lingering more than a few days, though, it is prudent to let a primary care provider or dermatologist look at them and examine you. ...Read more

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Yellow things coming out of scalp?

Yellow things coming out of scalp?

Yellow things?: What they are depends on whether they're moving or not. If moving, they could be head lice. If these are scabby places that are coming off when you scratch, it could be a form of seborrheic dermatitis. Your doctor can help you know. If these are moving things, there are several over-the-counter treatments. More info here: http://tinyurl. Com/4s788ts. ...Read more

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Question. What is this yellow patch on my scalp.

Need more info: Need more info and or a pic of how it looks. But if it concerns you have it seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Yellow sphere like waxy balls coming from my scalp what could this be?

Oil?: This could be a form of dandruff where one gets a buildup of sebum or oil. There are treatments for this so you should see you dermatologist. You could start with an over-the-counter shampoo containing tar or salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Does fungus or bactria cause itchy scaly scalp?

Does fungus or bactria cause itchy scaly scalp?

Both, usually fungus: Both can do it, but usually it is associated more with fungal infections. ...Read more

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I have eczema since I was born. And my scalp is a littke scaly. Is there any remedy that can cure my illness?

I have eczema since I was born. And my scalp is a littke scaly. Is there any remedy that can cure my illness?

Control: Eczema is tough to control or erradicate, but can be controlled with certain meds. See a derm for the best rx for your condition, and you may be pleasantly surprised. Good luck. ...Read more

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My hair has been falling out loads, especially during winter, when they come out I see white /yellow stuff attached to the roots and scalp, what is it?

My hair has been falling out loads, especially during winter, when they come out I see white /yellow stuff attached to the roots and scalp, what is it?

Many possibilities: Hair "turns over" faster than just about anything else in the body, and many things - from illness to injury to surgical procedures to hormonal imbalances to infections to stress - can interfere with the normal hair cycle. Don't waste your money on tonics and "hair vitamins". Let a dermatologist go through the possibilities and find the cause. (the yellow stuff on the roots is normal.). ...Read more

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I have a pink scaly patch on my scalp for a long time which has gotten bigger and will not go away what could it be?

Lots of things: But psoriasis is my first thought. Your MD can look at it and tell. If it isn't obvious they can take a sample of the tissue (a biopsy) and tell that way. Very rarely, skin cancer presents this way, too, so see your doctor. It isn't an emergency, but it is important. ...Read more

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Hello I have a hard small lump on my scalp its is a little bit red round the outside but most of it is a yellow colour what could it be?

Hello I have a hard small lump on my scalp its is a little bit red round the outside but most of it is a yellow colour what could it be?

Lump: This may be an ingrown hair, inclusion cyst or even a wen. Redness and tenderness would suggest inflammation or infection requiring some attention. It would have to be inspected by your physician, general surgeon or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment advice. ...Read more

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Can selsun blue cure my scaly scalp. I have eczema?

Seb Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis (seb-o-ree-ik der-muh-ti-tis) is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Selsun blue will help seborrheic dermatitis which is what you have. ...Read more

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I have an extremely dry scalp its scaly and skin is raised nowits coming down my shoulder and middleback itchy?

I have an extremely dry scalp its scaly and skin is raised nowits coming down my shoulder and middleback itchy?

Dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, or contact dermatitis from a hair product. All would benefit from a topical steroid solution and possibly a change in your scalp care. Start simply: use a zinc based shampoo as a shampoo and upper body wash, if it improves then its likely seb derm. If not, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've had hair falling out and a itchy and hurting scalp for about 2 months. There is no patches or anything scaly. I've tried everything help!!!

See Dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist to check your scalp. Also stress and nervous conditions can cause problems with your hair. ...Read more

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A tiny itchy spot on my scalp drives me nuts, hair is missing from it, I keep picking off the itchy scaly skin but it comes back, what could it be?

Fungus or-: The first thing I would have a doctor check for is a skin fungus by looking through a woods lamp or taking some scrapings. It could be psoriasis, eczema or actinic keratosis with the loss of hair being related to you picking at it. It would need to be seen. ...Read more