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Itchy Scalp

Itchy scalp or scalp pruritis is when the scalp becomes itchy and flaky due to dryness or other condition affecting the scalp. Some of the common conditions that cause itchy scalp are seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, fungal infection, eczema, atopic dermatitis, and head lice.

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How can I overcome hair loss and an itchy scalp?

Query: Hello doctor,I have severe hair loss and irritation in my scalp. Is this related to patterned hair loss? I want to know more about it. I am in my early thirties; therefore, my hair has started to gray. Is the itching in my hair due to graying? I would like to fix my hair loss and itching issues. I s...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I can provide you with some general information on hair loss, itching, and related skin issues. I suggest you consult a dermatologist or a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan tailored to y...  Read Full »

What is the white powder like stuff in my hair?

Query: Hi doctor, On my head, some four to five spots of white powder-like substance are forming. Initially, I had it only on two spots but now it became five spots. If it is dandruff entire head part will occur but mine is different. I have lost some hair on the surrounding affected spots. Please tell me ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please send the good quality photographs of the lesion and also please tell me if there is any burning or itching? Let me know if any other areas are affected like elbow and knee? Looking forward for your response in order to help you.   Read Full »

In winter my skin burns, scalp itchs with dandruff. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling a pin prick feeling and burning sensation in my skin when getting warm or the temperature rises during winter. I also have an itchy scalp and dandruff appears just after shampooing. Is this due to any skin problem? Currently, I am taking Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to and thank you for choosing us as your provider for medical care. Please send some high-resolution photos to differentiate the fungal infection in your hair. It can be either a fungal infection with folliculitis or seborrhea capitis. I would suggest you use Salisia KT ...  Read Full »

How to treat facial dryness and itchy scalp?

Query: Hi doctor, Today I visited a dermatologist for facial dryness, dandruff, boils and itchy scalp. I was prescribed Episoft cleansing lotion, Cetaphil cream, Fusirose lotion and 8X shampoo. Fusirose lotion is out of stock near my place and online. Can you please suggest a substitute lotion? I bought Fu...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Getting Fusidic acid in lotion form is difficult. You can use the Fucidin cream for the boils on the scalp. For scalp folliculitis, I suggest you try Betadine AD shampoo twice a week. For facial dryness, I suggest using Cetaphil moisturizer or Epitheliale AH cream (Sodi...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from dandruff and hair fall. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have dandruff, hair fall, and lately, I saw tiny white balls on my scalp after which my scalp became very itchy. Please tell me how to treat this condition.  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have seborrheic dermatitis probably. Use the following medications. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the suggestion and take the treatment with consent. 1. Zydip-C lotion (Clotrimazole, Beclomethasone) apply once at night on the scalp. 2. Protar K shampoo ...  Read Full »

I have an itchy scalp and red spots on my back. Kindly help.

Query: Hello, I am an 18-year-old female. I have been experiencing itching on my scalp for two to three weeks on my neck and upper back. I have also noticed two red lump-like spots on my upper back that hurt when I press them. I am concerned that it is a serious issue. Kindly suggest. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Various side effects include allergies, skin infections, or certain skin conditions on the scalp, neck, and upper back. The red spots which are painful under pressure may indicate infection or inflammation causing acne. I would like to ...  Read Full »

My scalp is very itchy with tiny red bumps. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have problems with my scalp. My scalp is very itchy, sometimes it feels like something is ticking under the skin, and there are small red bumps in some areas that are very itchy. I do not have any excessive dandruff or any dry scaly patches. Could you let me know what is it and how...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Regarding your symptoms, it seems you have developed a cosmetic dermatitis. I suggest you take a tablet of Paracetamol (analgesic) and apply a 0.02 percent Hydrocortisone (corticosteroid) ointment twice daily. Kindly consult a specialist,...  Read Full »

Please suggest a good hair care product for an oily scalp.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old and have an oily, prone-to-flaking scalp that also encourages scalp acne. Additionally, I have been dealing with hair loss and receding hairlines in recent years. I recently discovered argan hair oil, but I am not sure if it would ease anything. Please let me know wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Do not apply oil over the scalp since you have a flaky scalp. Use Sebamed anti-dandruff shampoo twice a week. If you need to wash hair more frequently, then use a good branded professional shampoo along with its con...  Read Full »

I noticed a receding hairline, especially on the sides. I also experienced itching on the scalp. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I noticed a receding hairline, especially on the sides, to a large extent, and on those days, I also experienced itching in the scalp. What do you suggest for my case? I have a positive family history of the same condition that happened with my mother in a more severe form. Please help.Tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You have developed bitemporal recession may be female pattern hair loss. 75 to 100 hair falls every day is very normal. So, hair loss should be considered only if the number of hair falls more than this. Generalized hair falls in females are ...  Read Full »

I have hair fall, scalp itching, and dandruff. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 25-year-old female suffering from extreme hair fall for the last three or four years. I have lost most of the hair volume these years, and hair falls in 100 to 200 strands whenever I comb them. My hair texture is frizzy and dry, and I also suffer from scalp itching and dandruff. I h...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. 1. 75 to 100 hair fall every day is very normal. So, hair loss should be considered only if the number of hair falls more than this. 2. Generalized hair fall in females is mostly due to stress, poor sleep, poor nutrition, and excessive blood...  Read Full »

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