Itchy scalp no dandruff or lice

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Avatar f tn The white stuff hasn't multiplied or anything, but we want to be sure whether its lice or just dandruff.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
8544739 tn?1399071459 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn Hi, It could be psoriasis or seborrhoeic dermatitis.Or fungal infection of the scalp. Dandruff too causes itching. You could use anti-dandruff shampoos which are medicated to maintain ph of the scalp skin. The scaly patches caused by psoriasis, called psoriatic plaques, are areas of inflammation and excessive skin production. Bath solutions and moisturizers help soothe affected skin and reduce the dryness which accompanies the build-up of skin on psoriatic plaques.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn ) it occurs at the hairline, eyebrows, folds of the nose and around the ears all at the same time or just in one spot or another and is associated with oily type dandruff at the site. at home you can try a dandruff shampoo or the dermatologist can treat you with something more effective.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn My scalp is currently burning and itching, I'm sitting here running a brush through it because it just won't stop, my head has been kind of itchy for the passed couple weeks but I didn't think much of it since I thought it was just dandruff, it wasn't too bad until tonight, and now it's affecting my neck but not as bad my head. I haven't changed hair products, and my scalp has no signs of a rash/bumps/lice. Please offer me your best advice! Thank you!
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 n tn Why do I have dandruff on my scalp and face and would not go away. My chin is the worst all the skin peel or you call dandruff and looks ugly. why do human have this problems. tomorrow i go back to my skin doctor.
Avatar f tn As an infant she had eczema, so I thought maybe it was that, but she doesn't have any redness or bumps on her scalp. I don't think it's dandruff because thereare no flakes. We wash her hair every night in the shower with kids shampoo and use regular adult conditioner. My only other thought is dry scalp?? Do they make a dry skin kids shampoo? Any other ideas as to what this can be and how I can help her? Thanks!
137539 tn?1344383528 Maybe you can put some kind of an oil conditioner treatment and leave on overnight. This may help to sooth scalp. My scalp is so dry now and I have dandruff from hell. If I bend over and sctrtch it's like it's snowing!! Somebody posted about their ears peeling and mine are too.
Avatar f tn It is characterised by small, very itchy pustules within the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. The scalp should be washed with a mild normal shampoo as often as desired. Antidandruff shampoos containing antifungal agents such as ketoconazole or ciclopirox are sometimes helpful. Apart from that you need topical and oral antibiotics, antihistamines, oral steroids and topical tretinoin. My sincere advice is to get it examined from a dermatologist.
Avatar n tn after you comb through the wet hair and get out all the dead lice and nits that you can, blow dry her hair, especially scalp for as long as she will let you. The hot air will help kill any remaining lice or nits...or its supposed to anyways. Again, lemme know how it goes... and good luck!!
Avatar n tn I sometimes get itchy scalp - all over but especially on the neck. No rash or bumps. I have spent so much money over the years trying different products. Below are the treatments I found work best for me. Suggested a hair designer at Hair Cuttery salon to try a hair oil called Therapeutics anti-itch hair & scalp treatment made by Design Essentials. I have used now for several years and it works really well. The active ingredient is salicylic acid 1.8%.
Avatar n tn Sorry I don't know how to edit my post and I just noticed autocorrect changed *zinc pyrithione to sink. Also, a quick clarification my daughter has no dandruff, itchy scalp or scalp discoloration "just" the odor.
Avatar n tn I am living in Australia and when i started working for this company in an office enviroment i started noticing this weird itch around my nose, up fore head and ears. it also gets itchy all over my body but not as much. i have no visible rash, bites or any marks what so ever. it also is contagious and i notice people around itching there faces around there nose and ears when i dont even itch myself. i havnt noticed any pattern to when it is worse but it is pretty contstant.
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 besides the sticky scalp, is anyone experiencing severe dry/scaly scalp, or skin irritations that looks like a rash on your back, face, or front part of your upper body? Unfortunately, I am. I talked to my doctor about this and - lucky me, I was diagnosed with Seborrheic Dermatitis. Please google this for more information on it. It is a real, non cureable but treatable disease, and is a true pain to deal with.
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.
1548538 tn?1293875433 The dermatologists I have seen also tell me they are not lice, but seem to be unconcerned, and give me no suggestions of how to stop them or the itching, except to use dandruff shampoo - which does absolutely nothing. You can see more details of exactly what all of us (over 70 posts at that link) are going through - very similar to exact same stories. They are not flake-like at all. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn Cortisone (anti-itch) cream Creams or ointments that contain coal tar or anthralin Creams to remove the scaling (usually salicylic acid or lactic acid) Dandruff shampoos (over-the-counter or prescription) Moisturizers Prescription medicines containing vitamin D or vitamin A (retinoids) Most treatments require a prescription from your GP.
753983 tn?1233715768 but if I sweat it gets soooo bad. Its burns like fire and itching makes me mad. dont have lice or dandruff on scalp. I do have a hot tub I have been in a few times this year. I keep it very clean and put new water in every 4 weeks.
Avatar n tn No hormone altering medication or menopause or change in birth control. There is no change in discharge or smell. I will keep ya'll posted on what I find.