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My daughter 2 years constantly itches her head but no dendruff or eczema, changed several shampoos. What can it be?

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Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics
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In brief: Head lice? ringworm?

Itchy scalp can mean many things, including treatable causes, such as head lice (pediculosis capitis) or ringworm (tinea capitis.
I would start by bringing your daughter to see her doctor, who may find a treatable cause, or may recommend therapeutic shampoos for conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, or creams for eczema.

In brief: Head lice? ringworm?

Itchy scalp can mean many things, including treatable causes, such as head lice (pediculosis capitis) or ringworm (tinea capitis.
I would start by bringing your daughter to see her doctor, who may find a treatable cause, or may recommend therapeutic shampoos for conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, or creams for eczema.
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unsure

Usually, i see this kind of problem in much older people, and often can't find a cause.
One simple thing to try is a 1% Hydrocortisone liquid that's rubbed in up to twice a day. One brand i know of is scalpicin maximum strength. I wouldn't try the regular scalpicin which contains salicylic acid - i'd be afraid it would make the itch worse. Any chance there could be head lice?

In brief: Unsure

Usually, i see this kind of problem in much older people, and often can't find a cause.
One simple thing to try is a 1% Hydrocortisone liquid that's rubbed in up to twice a day. One brand i know of is scalpicin maximum strength. I wouldn't try the regular scalpicin which contains salicylic acid - i'd be afraid it would make the itch worse. Any chance there could be head lice?
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
This is most likely head lice. You can try lice medication over the counter
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