Dandruff yeast scalp

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Avatar n tn ever-present, sometimes crusty. Took a long time to find out it is actually a yeast imbalance on my scalp! I have a medical condition that reduces my immune system's ability to cope, my guess is that this condition isn't commonly found in healthy individuals but probably more often on people like myself, or HIV+ individuals, etc.. However, you might want to try taking acidopholus orally (health food stores have this)..
Avatar n tn What can I do to get rid of persistent dandruff? Medicated shampoos just make it worse. Also have itchy head sometimes.
Avatar m tn If you have dandruff and spots it could be caused by a yeast overgrowth similiar to when babies get cradle cap. This is not uncommon. This is why there are lots of anti-dandruff shampoos on sale. Try Head and Shoulders or a Nizoral shampoo to see if it helps. But you need to go to a dermatologist to get it property diagnosed and treated and then you can forget about it.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn I have been suffering from a severe yeast overgrowth that has debilitated my scalp such that my hair is buried under what seems to be impenetrable and thick "cradle cap-like" debris. My hair, what is left of it, seems to be locked underneath a significant layer(s) of matter.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn The hairs won't grow back in. I have dandruff like scales in this area, the rest of my scalp is itchy and burns and i have sores that won't completely heal. This has spread to my face and eyes. My face is flaky and it hurts and my eyes burn and are gritty. I don't know what to do. cortisone cream helps my face a little but it comes back. Please help, the doctors i have gone to don't want to follow through with this. I've been to a lot of doctors.
Avatar n tn I have been experiencing annoying and uncomfortable little pimples/bumps on my scalp. My scalp is also very irritated and almost like "crusty". I have tried using head and sholuders even though I don't think it's dandruff because I have no flakes. I also tried T-Gel and other shampoos. I don't know what else to do. My dermatologist recently perscribed a shampoo Nizoral 2010? I think that's the name of it. I have yet to try this. I am really bothered by this condition.
577507 tn?1218269229 Hi, Causes of burning scalp and hair loss are- Folliculitis, Yeast and fungal infections of the scalp, Psoriasis and dandruff, and Burning scalp syndrome. The triggers for the condition are- iron deficiency, abnormal thyroid levels, hormonal imbalance; and the scalp's health. Please consult a dermatologist for examination, diagnosis of the condition and treatment. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!
529981 tn?1212853666 There is a sandy-grainy like build up on my scalp This is also accompanied by an itch. Even after I wash my hair, the grainy like build up is still there. It is NOT flaky what so ever. My hair has also started to fall out and at the end of my hair, a white little grain is at the end. Hair will not stop falling out. I have gotten blood tests at a dermatology office and everything was normal. I also have tried about very type of zinc pyrithione shampoo, at the highest concentrations.
Avatar m tn Dermatologist also recommends the use of photodynamic therapy which involves the usage of UV- A, UV- B laser and red or blue LED light to inhibit the growth of the yeast and reduces the inflammation. Adjuvant therapy includes use of dandruff shampoo, an antifungal agent or both are essential during the pulse therapy and should be continued here after as maintenance therapy after each pulse. Anti fungal diet includes the elimination of sugar should reduce seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Avatar f tn I have been suffering from a severe yeast overgrowth that has debilitated my scalp such that my hair is buried under what seems to be impenetrable and thick "cradle cap-like" debris. My hair, what is left of it, seems to be locked underneath a significant layer(s) of matter. I would appreciate any input as this condition has been present for more than a year.
890634 tn?1241190279 I am limited in products that I can use because my Celiac Disease causes me to react to topical products that contain gluten, which is in most products for dandruff shampoo. My scalp is in terrible shape, and my hair is shedding way more than is normal. I do take vitamin supplements and fish oil daily. Please help! Thank you.
Avatar m tn Oh, and if it is the oily-scalp/yeast/dandruff kind of thing going on, start taking a probiotic like Align and cut WAY back on sugar consumption for best systemic control of any yeast overgrowth problem you may be having. People who drink soda pop are consuming ridiculous amounts of sugar. Try to eat whole fruits and home-cooked meals of organic meats and vegetables.
Avatar n tn I've tried everything the drugstore has and meds from the derm for yeast infection.but my husband has it to.I think he caught it on a job and gave it to me.these pieces fall on my clothes,counters and poor. I am desperate.I've had hair fall out to.any help would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn The other dermatologist now believes that I have dermatitis, which she said will probably be a permanent problem for me. I have never before in my life had any problems with my scalp, not even dandruff. While I am very thankful that....thus far I have had no hair loss. I am certainly concerned that there may be hair loss in the future and am wondering if there is any way to heal this problem.
Avatar f tn i believe its the yeast that causes the smell thats why the scalp smells yeasty. Iv also tried jason dandruff which isn't a cure but does keep my scalp odour at bay....but if i stop using it the smell comes back. I havent had to use the jason dandruff shampoo now for a week as taking these tablets and using normal shampoo (thank God) seems to have solved the smell. Its early days so im still keeping the jason shampoo just incase it stops working lol.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar m tn About two weeks ago, my scalp started itching (near the neck, where the hairline). I thought it was mild/a pimple, and scratched the skin away. A few days later, it worsened and areas behind my ear etc started itching as well. I asked my family to look at it as I could not see it, and they said it was reddish and flaky. I bought a shampoo for dandruff, but it didn't improve. About a few days ago, I started having rashes on my neck, waist, armpits. They are raised little bumps that really itch!
Avatar f tn 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).
1546922 tn?1293694753 It got so bad a couple of years ago that I just couldn't clean it from my scalp. It was particularly bad above my ears. I would scratch my scalp and be left with a thick, greasy wax that was a white/yellow colour under my nail. It was horrible. It made my hair look terrible - lank and greasy even when it was freshly washed.
Avatar n tn I am 28 years old and have picked scabs on my scalp since I was about 12 years old. Normally I find little imperfections, possibly dandruff or dry scalp, and I pick at it until it becomes a scab. Once a scab develops, I find myself uncontrollably picking at it, so it usually never heals or takes an extremely long time or another scab to develop to stop. Right now, I have a total of six scabs that I have created on my scalp.
Avatar f tn There is no direct known cause, but possible causes are presumed to be hormonal changes, and yeast / fungal infections. The best way to treat this scalp condition is by using medicated shampoos (salicylic acid, selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione, coal tar) , along with a good clarifying shampoo. Additional home remedies include apple-cider vinegar, fresh lemon juice, baking soda, and dish detergent. I also recommend Diflucan (anti-fungal) pills.
Avatar f tn Excessively sensitive scalp could be due to scalp inflammation caused due to diet, stress, internal hormonal imbalances or a bacterial/ fungal infection. The symptoms could be severe itching,redness,pimples, oily scalp, flaking, crusting causing bleeding. It could be something more serious like temporal arteritis. This is the inflammation and damage to the large blood vessels that supply the head, usually branching in the neck from carotid artery, usually the temporal artery.
10203682 tn?1418697354 Now I really really really hate using conventional pharmaceutical medications but I'll use them if it's bad enough, thankfully it's not yet bad enough for that, if I can't treat it at home by the time my appointment comes around I'll get the same meds I got before but I'd like to avoid it, last night while washing my hair I remembered that my shampoo has tea tree oil (it's an organic shampoo) and using it helps dramatically with dandruff which is most commonly caused by a fungus on the scalp
Avatar n tn Hi It may be very difficult to assess your problem without clinical examination. There are many conditions that can result in localized hair loss in females, including girls, such as severe stress, iron deficiency, hypothyroidism , alopecia areata, scarring alopecia, infections like ringworm, folliculitis, piedra, seborrheic dermatitis and folliculitis. Seborrheic dermatitis presents as dry skin on the scalp, which flakes off (dandruff).
Avatar n tn conversely I think all the hair helps trap the smell from escaping to others' noses) I wouldn't say my scalp is dry either because I don't have dandruff. I did notice that my scalp smells better when I'm menstruating and also for a week after my hair is dyed.(I'm also prone to yeast infections, which may be related) Because my hair IS highlighted/semi permanent dyed and thick, I need to use shampoos that are gentle to my hair...
Avatar n tn Seborrheic dermatitis presents as dry skin on the scalp, which flakes off (dandruff). It can be treated effectively by using an anti-dandruff dandruff shampoo containing ketoconazole or salicylic acid or selenium sulfide. Folliculitis may cause hair loss and is caused by a virus, fungus, or yeast. Alopecia areata is a genetic condition which causes sudden round patches on the scalp along with inflammation of the roots of the hair follicles.
1548538 tn?1293875433 I found this website through a google for "sand on scalp", and I found a journal entry from someone here at http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/12858/scalp-condition that I wanted to draw attention to on this forum. Everyone on that journal suffers form the same issue I do. For the past two years, I have what feel and appear to be like grains of sand on my scalp.