Itchy scalp or lice

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I thought I would never have to deal with this either but we recently went through our first episode ever between two families. It took a week to stop the mess and another two weeks of checking. Thanks to the internet, I found really great advice: NEEM OIL. Here is how you can get through this: - get a really fine-toothed comb for each family member, ideally it is metal but plastic works too for a while until it bends. - wet-comb through everyones hair, close to the scalp.
my scalp is itchy. i see white flakes. feels like I'm getting bit sometimes. help ! I used lice shampoo and it didn't work.
Hello, The cause of itchy scalp can be also due to hypothyroidism, male pattern alopecia, stress, anxiety and taking certain medications. Consult your doctor and get evaluated . It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
I am 13 weeks and for the last week I have extremely itchy scalp!! I have not changed my shampoos recently, and I don't have lice lol. I did start a high blood pressure pill last Monday, but can not find anything to do with that.
Use a mild, nonmedicated shampoo like DHS or Neutrogena regular. Take an antihistamnine at bedtime to combat itch, like Benadryl 25 mg or chlortrimeton 4 mg. If thse measures don't clear you up in 3-4 weeks, I recommend tou see a dermatologist. Best. Dr.
I do not have a greasy scalp, dandruff, or head lice . I need help with the itching. I, too, have tried different shampoos, including those with tea tree oil in them and others for so-called dry, itchy scalp-but it's usually for dandruff users. I was hoping some one could recommend something for relief until I can see a dermatologist in November; for another issue.
If not, let us know, we can have it moved. An itchy scalp could be caused by a number of things, dandruff, dry skin, lice, etc. I would advise you to see your doctor.
Ringworm is a fungal skin infection that occurs on the face, body or scalp. The symptoms of Ringworm or Tinea Capitis include a dry itchy scalp, scaling, crusting, inflamed nodules, hair loss and tender enlarged lymph nodes on the neck. Because of the scratching that is involved with the condition it can become secondarily infected with a bacterial infection.
The white stuff hasn't multiplied or anything, but we want to be sure whether its lice or just dandruff.
my scalp itches periocially...somtimes i will go for 3 or 4 days , and no problems.....then it starts itching.....sometimes its part of my head, or just in sections. It sometimes feels as if something is crawling before it starts..i have had my head checked for lice and such an there is none..i have used all the shampoos for itching scalp, even what the dr prescribed...now im on lorazepam 1 to 3 times a day. at first it seemed to help, but now it doesnt!!!any ideas or suggestions..thanks..
Ringworm is a fungal skin infection that occurs on the face, body or scalp. The symptoms of Ringworm or Tinea Capitis include a dry itchy scalp, scaling, crusting, inflamed nodules, hair loss and tender enlarged lymph nodes on the neck. Please get the diagnosis confirmed from a dermatologist. Also get head lice ruled out. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Hello, I cannot confirm anything without examination but it can be nits or lice, seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis or scabies bumps. Scabies is characterized by intense itching, usually at night and by small insect-type bites lesions on the skin. Diagnosis of scabies is made by scraping the skin and viewing the material under a microscope to see the characteristic mite or eggs.
Ringworm is a fungal skin infection that occurs on the face, body or scalp. The symptoms of Ringworm or Tinea Capitis include a dry itchy scalp, scaling, crusting, inflamed nodules, hair loss and tender enlarged lymph nodes on the neck. The other possibility is of eczema skin or contact dermatitis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Also i used a scalp shampoo for some symptoms like psoriasis etc, and it made my hair feel sticky and i don't think i have those symptoms.
Hi, This could be seborrhoeic dermatitis. It is a skin disorder affecting the scalp, face, and trunk causing scaly, flaky, itchy, red skin. It particularly affects the sebum-gland rich areas of skin. Side effects to inflammation may include temporary hair loss. If severe outbreaks are untreated for extended intervals, permanent hair loss may result, because of damage to hair follicles. http://en.wikipedia.
The worst is my scalp though. I definately do not have lice, none of my hygene habits have changed, and I've not eaten anything different than normal. It just feels like bugs are constantly crawling on me. Has anyone else experienced this recently?
Hello, I have a history of OCD, and I have lately developed an intense fear of contracting something (like diseases or colds). Recently my scalp has been quite itchy, and the back of my neck and ears are red, but I have no flaky dandruff. My father believes that it is an allergic reaction to something that I ate, but I eat the exact same thing every day, so I have ruled that out... I have jumped to the conclusion that I have lice.
Hello, It can be due to head lice or folliculitis scalp. Wash the Clothing, bedding, and towels in hot water and dry them in sun after machine drying them. Topical permethrin or Lindane cream may be needed which are available by prescription only. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist.
I recently developed small itchy bumps on my scalp and around my one ear. They just started one day last week. I tried a different shampoo for the scalp. No relief. I have not used anything different to bring this on. I have had itchy spots before when I used certain hair products but I have not been using any. It is driving me crazy. I had a little bit of dandruff when this started but that has cleared up. I have had my head checked so many times for lice. Nothing.
Hello, It can be due to tinea capitis or fungal infection of the scalp. It is contagious and can spread direct contact with someone who has the condition, or if you touch contaminated items such as combs, hats, clothing, or similar surfaces. Diagnosis is by clinical examination of the scalp as well as a skin lesion biopsy with microscopic examination.
Ewwy, i hate lice. Hate how gross they feel! You can go to the doctor and get something, or at least some advice.
For the past few weeks I have been having a very itchy scalp, and it tends to spread to the back of my ears, neck, arms, and hands. Becuase of my itiching, there is now red spots in those areas except my head and ears. They are beginging to fade but I was wondering is it a rash or allergic reaction? I dont have lice but once in a while I have dandriff problems. But if it is dandriff, wouldnt it just affect my head and shoulders?
I have a cold and suddenly feel like there is something crawling on me starting with my scalp. I've checked there is nothing there! Not taking or doing anything different. As some of you will remember I was diagnosed with PPMS in 2008. I don't have "relaspes" things just seem to appear at times. I'm not due to see neuro again until next summer... any suggestions or comments would be appreciated.
Hello, From the symptoms this problem of dry itchy scalp can be due to dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis. You can treat flaking and dryness with over-the-counter dandruff or medicated shampoos. Shampoo the hair vigorously and frequently (preferably daily). Active ingredients in these shampoos include salicylic acid, coal tar, zinc, resorcin, ketoconazole, or selenium. But if your hair is colored, don't use products with selenium sulfide or sulfur.
Hello, From the symptoms this problem of dry itchy scalp can be due to dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis. You can treat flaking and dryness with over-the-counter dandruff or medicated shampoos. Shampoo the hair vigorously and frequently (preferably daily). Active ingredients in these shampoos include salicylic acid, coal tar, zinc, resorcin, ketoconazole, or selenium. But if your hair is colored, don't use products with selenium sulfide or sulfur.
Hello, These symptoms can be due to head lice, folliculitis scalp or fungal infection of the scalp( less likely). Wash the Clothing, bedding, and towels in hot water and dry them in sun after machine drying them. Topical permethrin or Lindane cream may be needed which are available by prescription only if it is found to be head lice. My sincere advice would be to consult a dermatologist and get these three conditions evaluated.
i also have been having such an itchy scalp itchy underarms and on my breats and by my upper thighs in between my legs but not on my vagina i cant stop scratching..could this be a sign of cancer?... i have had this for 2 1/2 weeks now and am afraid to go to the doctor. My husband died of cancer and it started with swollen lymph nodes in the side of his neck and i am very afraid. could it just be lice or something simple like that? please help.
Hi, welcome to the forum, lice cause itching in scalp and around if they bite. Also they lay eggs in hairs. Also other condition may be dandruff due to dry scalp which causes itching and it look like eggs. The area where there is dryness there will be itch and scalp gets interrupted and powder like substance is noticed in scalp.
Hello, Dandruff can cause either an overly dry scalp with itchy white flakes that may be waxy or greasy, or it can manifest as an oily scalp with scales. Internal causes include hormonal imbalance, poor health, poor hygiene, allergic hypersensitivity, lack of rest, emotional stress, excessive consumption of sugar, fat or starch and heredity predisposition.
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