Itchy scalp without dandruff

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I think there is some hairloss and scalp is very dry and itchy. Everytime I run my fingers through my hand i can see flakes falling down. I plan on shaving my head and start applying some cream. Can you recommend any medicine or any remedies. I would really appreciate some help. thank you, max.
Of course now it's winter, and my skin has been very dry. I started using an off-brand dandruff shampoo a few weeks ago. My scalp is itchy, and has very slight flaking. I also had some symptoms that matched to something like dust mites, but nothing mentioned spots like I have nor do pictures match up.... What could be causing this? Is this something just from dry skin? If so, will the dandruff shampoo rid these spots? I've had the spot/s for months and would really like for them to be gone.
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.
Hello, This can be due to dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis. 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. Eat a healthy diet. You can also take vit B6 and vit A and E which are good for hair and skin. Try medicated shampoos for dandruff. There are a number of over-the-counter shampoos available that can help.
Hello, There are many causes of itchy scalp apart from dandruff. These include seborrheic dermatitis, dye allergy. Reaction to perm chemicals, fungal infection or neurodermatitis. Neurodermatitis develops when nerve endings in the skin become irritated, triggering a severe itch-scratch-itch cycle. Common causes of nerve irritation include an insect bite and emotional stress. I suggest you to get an examination done from a dermatologist.
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.
Hello, Apart from dandruff, it can be fungal infection of the scalp. For head or scalp fungus, you can use shampoos or creams containing terbinafine, clotrimazole, econazole, ketoconazole, miconazole. A pharmacist can help you in this. If the symptoms persist then oral antifungals may be needed. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
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. Eat a healthy diet. You can also take vit B6 and vit A and E which are good for hair and skin. Try medicated shampoos for dandruff. There are a number of over-the-counter shampoos available that can help.
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 .
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. Eat a healthy diet. You can also take vit B6 and vit A and E which are good for hair and skin. Try medicated shampoos for dandruff. There are a number of over-the-counter shampoos available that can help.
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.
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. Eat a healthy diet. You can also take vit B6 and vit A and E which are good for hair and skin. Try medicated shampoos for dandruff. There are a number of over-the-counter shampoos available that can help.
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. Eat a healthy diet. You can also take vit B6 and vit A and E which are good for hair and skin. Try medicated shampoos for dandruff. There are a number of over-the-counter shampoos available that can 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!
It is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp and presents as small, very itchy pustules within the scalp. apply antibiotic cream like Neosporin or bactroban. If the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics and steroids may be needed for which you have to consult a dermatologist. Also then for the dry flakes, dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis needs to be ruled out.
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.
Hi i am a 26 yr old male. i have a moderately itchy scalp that gets oily by the end of the day & have occasional acne on the scalp. also i have significant hair loss due to it.Recently, i have noticed more frequent occurrence of acne on my face & rarely on my chest & back. i wash my hair everyday with a mild shampoo to remove the oiliness. it just doesn't seem to help. i somehow feel the itchy scalp, acne & facial acne are related.
I've had slight balding for a long time and it doesn't seam to change at all. But my scalp is itchy and not sore. The red splotches are flat.
I have had an itchy scalp and dandruff. My hair is healthy and becomes oily very easily. I have picked up some Tgel, but wanted to know if nayone had any other options on what works. Head and shoulders does nothing but make my hair very oily. ANy suggestions woudl be appreciated.
I have a very itchy scalp that produces dandruff. I have to wash my hair every day or the scalp becomes excessively oily and makes the itching even worse! I've also noticed that I'm losing more hair in the shower and when I brush it than usual, I'm finding it everywhere - on my clothes, on the bedding.. everywhere! Please help.
I thought it was just from dandruff, which I get from this time of year, along with an itchy scalp. However, twice I have found centimeter-sized bugs in my hair when I was taking a shower. My mom has gone through my hair thoroughly three times and has found no bugs, only white flecks, which she can't distinguish dandruff from nit eggs. The white stuff hasn't multiplied or anything, but we want to be sure whether its lice or just dandruff.
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.
I thought its normal congenital hair loss (I'm 26, my father didn't lose hair that early), so I decided to start using Precerin (I'm still taking these pills). ThenIi realized that my scalp is constantly itchy and i observed oily, crusty-like dandruff around the head's crown and in the front. I went to GP and was prescribed a shampoo with 2% ketoconazole for every day use.
I am in my mid-eighties and am experiencing for the very first time a sudden episode of itchy forehead, eyebrows and scalp. My general health has normally been very good except for occasional bouts of hay-fever. Would appreciate any help in identifying possible cause/s.
hi, i have a 11 year old son that has 2 small red, raw spots on the top of his head/scalp. The rest of his scalp looks perfect. He has a crew cut so it is very easy to see. It itches him a lot. I know head lice is sometimes in school, but i have looked very good and see nothing of that nature. I only see some light, flaky dandruff in some parts. Pls help. thx.
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