Itchy scalp but no dandruff

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During my pregnancys I have to use head & shoulders because my head gets itchy and no other shampo helps me but that one but I didn't had no idea about all that till now lol
No matter what i do, for the past 9 years i have had what i thought was severe dandruff. however, i have tried every single anti-dandruff solution they sell and most just make my head more itchy. its weird cuz my scalp comes off in larger chunks than i thought dandruff was. it is also slightly yellower. it is constant, i never have a break from it. its super embarassing too, because i cannot resist to itch it and once i start to scratch i can't stop for like 2 or 3 minutes.
No matter what i do, for the past 9 years i have had what i thought was severe dandruff. however, i have tried every single anti-dandruff solution they sell and most just make my head more itchy. its weird cuz my scalp comes off in larger chunks than i thought dandruff was. it is also slightly yellower. it is constant, i never have a break from it. its super embarassing too, because i cannot resist to itch it and once i start to scratch i can't stop for like 2 or 3 minutes.
I inherited dandruff problem from my father. I take head bath everyday, if i dont my scalp gets filled with dandruff and extremely itchy. I used Head & Shoulders shampoo everyday which worked for dandruff but not itching. And it seemed that the shampoo worsened the hair loss problem; I started using herbal essence shampoo since last 15 months, i use it everyday. Dandruff and itching are controlled but I still loose lot of hair.
I have a very itchy scalp not all over but in patches. Ive tried every scalp treatment shampoos etc, my doctor gave me zamiol which hasn't worked. I haven't got a dry scalp, no dandruff, redness or rash. I even tried nizoral fungal shampoo with no luck. At moment using a coal tar based shampoo but with no results. Could this be caused by an internal problem and not actually the scalp it self. I'm 45 and poss pre menapausal, could the hormone changes be responsible?
And it is alot thinner in just a couple weeks. My scalp is itchy like no other and I've used ever dandruff shampoo, home remedies, even cortisone cream on my scalp...nothing seems to keep the itch away. Now I've started to get small lumps on my scalp and behind my left ear that are a little hard but moveable and after a few days now they've went away. I have no clue what is going on. Please any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I recently started taking a low dose of thyroxin for underactive thyroid and since then my scalp is insanely itchy. I do itch on my entire body but not like my scalp. Does anyone know if this is common or if in fact it is due to the condition or the medication. I feel totally embarassed by scratching everywhere as well as going insane with it...
I went from using tresseme or however its spelled to using head and shoulders dandruff shampoo and I no longer have an itchy scalp. The same thing happened with my body wash. Everything made me itchy so I switched to baby body wash.
Sorry but I don't have scaly, flaky, itchy, red skin; just itchy scalp and some pimples. I also have had no hair loss; if only I could on my legs and underarms, ha ha. That's why I asked if it could be related to rosacea. Has anyone every heard of rosacea spreading to the scalp; I know it can affect your eyes.
I used Clobetesol solution (prescription) for my scalp. I had an itchy scalp which was associated with a rash on my scalp. It worked great.
I get an mild itchy scalp sometimes,even before TX,i fine hydrogen peroxide liquid works.I have tried numerous other remedies but this seems to work .
I know the itchy skin and scalp has been hashed over and I feel like I have a handle on the skin, lotions, humidifier, cool showers, etc but the itchy scalp is not calming down. I wonder what people think while talking to me and I constantly itch scalp. My doc looked and there is no dandruff. I tried hot oil packs, all sorts of different shampoos, etc. thinking of going to salon and see if they have a suggestion. I know I saw somewhere here recently this being mentioned.
There is some redness but that could be from scratching. No scaling or signs of dandruff, etc. I have been to so many doctors and had tests for lupus, liver disease, hormonal problems but so far nothing has come out positive. One doctor mentioned folliculitus which could be plausible. It would mean an infection of the hair follicles which might explain why the antibiotics work.
You might have seborrheic dermatitis on your scalp. I have it and if i don't shampoo my hair daily my head itches and gets alot of flakes. My derm suggested that I buy a shampoo containing ketoconazole. I use Nizoral, It doesn't clean very well but seems to deal with the flaking fairly well.
with regards to your scalp and the itchy/flakiness do try using betnovate scalp solution it can be prescribed by your doctor but it works absolute wonders it stops the itching almost straight away and then continued useage clears the scabs etc when first applied it does burn and tingle but this is normal do enquire as it could really help!!!
I have used many different anti-dandruff shampoo with no luck. My scalp is itchy and feels EXTREMELY dry but at the same time if I run fingers through my hair it feels oily. I have noticed that I have red pimples on my scalp too. They have no pus or anything like that just a red bump and when I scratch on it some skin peels off. I think it may be scalp folliculitis. Can someone please help me?? I really don't want to be balding at such an early age!
Me too. No dandruff, Just really itchy !!! Week 8... My arms neck included..
My scalp will be red with blood, but it is a clear liquid that makes my hair stick together at night. It started about 3 years ago and then went away and came back last year and never cleared up. When I do itch my head, I have these big clumps of scabs that come off with it. I have tried T-gel shampoo and nothing is helping. Can you suggest anything? I have also put neosporin on them.
I know have a rough hairline when i touch it and there's a couple flakes when i play with it but its not noticeable at all. It is itchy sometimes. Do i have symptoms of dandruff or lice? help!
My scalp normally stays oily in day time and I sweat too much from scalp in hot weather. Some time it becomes dry too.. No problem with these, but have below problems. Please check and help. 1. when scalp becomes oily it starts itching, sometime i can see itchy pimples. Have gone to doctors few time and had taken Antibiotics and shampoos like KZ lotion, Kertyol, Endruff lotion etc..
I'm only 6 weeks but lately my scalp has been SUPER itchy.
I am 33 years old and my scalp has been driving me a little crazy. It's itchy and when I scratch, I notice bumps (big & small) bumps (painful sores) on it. I had this in 2009 for a bit and then, throughout my pregnancy in 2010 it disappeared. Now it's back and far worse than it was before. I've tried cola tar & dandruff shampoos but neither have worked so far. I did see a dermatologist last year, but by the time I saw him, I had no symptoms so he couldn't help me.
Since I can't see in the back of my head I had a family member look and they said it's like dandruff but not flakes? but there's a lot if you blow on it, it just falls out of my hair. I've changed my shampoo to head and sholders and it seem to not be making a difference. To me it feels like a dry itch where it burn's when you itch it. Also I'm loosing a lot more hair than normal in the shower. I even thought it could be head lice...but that was a no. Any help would be appreciated!
I have no scaling or dandruff symptoms, just BURNING, red and EXTREMELY INTENSE itchy scalp. I was given some sort of steroid (can't remember the name of it) that is a foam consistency (like moose). She seemed more concerned about my knees, which turned out to be Granuloma Annulare. I have severe allergies to all trees and grass. Not sure if that would cause the scalp issues though. The scalp issues started around Thanksgiving or Christmas (I think).
Sometimes it got so itchy that i scratch until the scalp sore and bleeds.i've tried so many methods but the dandruff thing would not go.I've tried using some lemon juice on the scalp one a week (traditional method), shampoo regularly and using coconut oil to avoid the hair become dry and brittle.The dandruff are still there.Is it some kind of disease? I want to know more about it and method to treat this condition.Thank you.
I have very itchy scalp and dandruff... I heard that the big shift in the hormone balance can cause this. I hope you are fine by now!!
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