If you are staph carrier you may have Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in your nose. Now think how these bacteria can come on your scalp. Staph is also easilly transmitted with towels for example. Acne look just like folliculitis and these may burst out in stress. Acne and folliculitis may have a hair in the centre while bumpy hives does not. Rebecca i have a really itchy scap, but no oil. Sometimes i scratch so much i get little scabs on my scalp.
What should I do? Jan Modric To Rebecca. It would help if you or someone can carefully check you for any visible skin changes scalp ringworm or lice eggs. Next you can change shampoo. Do you color the hair? Jan Modric To sep If the spots look like red bumps with occasional white centres like acne then it could be folliculitis. This is a staph infection of hair follicles: Treatment is with over-the counter antibacterial shampoo or ointment containing mupirocin.
I have also used almond oil that was given to us by the doctor still there no improvement. I also got canestine cream that contains hydrocortisone and i have been using it for weeks now, at first it stop the itchy but now the itchy is back evn when i apply the hydrocortisone cream. Jan Modric To psychologist If your son has a scalp ringworm then an oral anti-fungal medication prescribed by his pediatrist or dermatologist would be needed.
So, not shampoos but an oral drug. Therapy may last for 4 weeks or more. Hydrocortisone or other corticosteroids should not be used in fungal infection.
Dandruff, especially if caused by seborrheic dermatitis may itch, and itch my be aggravated by heat. It is an allergic reaction to sweet or to heat itself.
Antihistamine pill would help in this case. Jan Modric — New shampoo? Allergy could cause itchy scalp hair washing. Over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo can help in this case. For how long he has itch? Has he changed the diet or start with some medications before this?
Very helpful, thank you so much. I get itch all over my head but mostly on the upper back, like right where the back of the skull ends and the neck begins. I bought ginger scalp care shampoo and conditioner from the Body Shop. My hair starts itching after a few days after I wash it. I drink plenty of water. I went to a dermatologist and she told me my scalp looked irritated. What do I do? Jan Modric Janie, Do you dye your hair with permanent color dyes? Have you tried to change a shampoo?
Could be a delayed allergic reaction to shampoo or other hair cosmetics… greenwood I have an extremely itchy red patch of scalp at the base of my hair line and extending occassionally up to three or four inches into my hair. Jan Modric To greenwood. If the rash extends from the neck midline toward one side of the scalp only, it may be shingles Herpes zoster. In any case I would recommend you to visit dermatologist. Jan Modric To gang. T-gel is usually effective in dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis — a condition with overactive oil glands on the scalp.
Seborrheic dermatitis in the form of oily scals may also appear around the nose or ears and in body folds like under breasts or in the groin.
Seborrheic dermatitis is caused or maintained by presence of certain yeasts on your scalp. It seems that t-shampoo does not eradicate eventual yeasts, so try to ask your dermatologist for diagnosis and proper treatment. If your condition is caused by yeasts, dermatologist may presribe you a treatment to eradicate them. Articles about seborrheic dermatitis: One is dry skin. In this case, oil-based moisturizing cream may help you.
For other possible causes and treatment check: My scalp have been itchy for years, but more so now i feel. I have been to a dermatologist who prescribed me some medication. I have used everything i have heard of, think of, seen etc. I am going crazy here.. Jan Modric nerves would cause tingling, numbness, burning or pain.
What medication dermatologist has prescribed you? I Have no dandruff or any flakes, but I have hair loss as my scalp is getting more and more bald can you please help me. Jan Modric Itchyscalp, do you have a patchy or generalized hair loss? I itch for a day or two, then receive scabby reactions on my extremities, buttocks, back, face, head, ears, etc. Itch first, then receive the scabbing.
Jan Modric Does your skin peel off and then crusts over? My hair is growing long all around but receding at the top! My scalp is slightly burning, itchy and at night I can feel tingling zip across my head especially where my hair is falling off.
My entire house is covered with a mat of my hair! So would my ex- who wants me alone without a new husband. Sarah P PS I am slso seeing a doctor about a gall bladder disorder which is painful. Jan Modric Sarah P, would you say that the area with hair loss is sharply delimited? Any rash, scales, redness, swelling, tenderness? Do you have jaundice or lose bowel movements gallbladder related? Does anyone in your family suffer ed from hypothyroidism, diabetes, cancer, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, SLE or other autoimmune disease?
One cause of focal hair loss alopecia areata is also stress. How old are you, male or female? When did your scalp start to itch? Is a hair loss general or patchy? Have you checked the scalp skin, is there any rash there? Do you have dry or greasy skin? Fashionista Hi, My son had scalp ringworm last month. He is now on the griseofulvin and topical cream. I have never had this before. My scalp is not red or pink, just itchy and producing LOTS of flaking.
I have not experienced any hair loss thank God , just the itching. Do I have ringworm as well? I have been using head and shoulders shampoo and scrubbing my scalp like crazy, but the flakes are unbelievable!
Jan Modric Fashionista, f you did not have dandruff before, then this may actually be ringworm, which, especially in adults, may look just like dandruff without hair loss. You can try anti-dandruff shampoo see description above in the article. I wash my hair daily, so I cant imagine it has to do with that, and I use a moisturizing shampoo that I was using months before this began.. Jan Modric BlueJessi, any lips or mouth tingling or itching, bloating, diarrhea, facial skin swelling?
It could be allergy to some food ingredient. Itchy Bottom Current Health Articles rie I have an extremely red itchy scalp rash behind my ears, along the hairline up towards my forehead. The dermatologist thought I had a yeast infection and prescribed a ketoconazole shampoo 2X week and t-Gel on the other days. This combo initially appears to help, but then my scalp just drys out to the point where the process starts all over again.
I have a follow appt next week, but am so uncomfortable now. Any ideas for relief? Jan Modric If it si a yeast infection, discuss with your doctor about oral anti-fungal drugs. Annie Hi, about 15 years ago I my hair started to thin.