Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
196 Doctors are Online

Can a scalp infection spread to the vaginal area ?

Hi, I have been having this itch for some time I know its not caused from my sanitary napkins, sex, detergent or body wash. It maybe started about 1yr close to 2 yrs now. The skin around the outer vagina right up to my butt keeps coming off especially at night to the point where i can t sleep. It doesn t smell and I dont get any kind of nasty discolored discharge. It will only hurt if I do itch it for some kind of relief and take a shower but I figured that only happens because the skin is raw after the scratching. My cousin had some kind of fungal infection in her hair which I picked up after she used my hair brush . After that I got it and only after did I begin to get the Itch down there. Is it possible that a scalp infection could spread to other parts of the body just like that and cause this kind of disturbance. I had been taking treatment for the scalp infection (Ketoconozole) the shampoo , ointment and Pill. and so far have gotten some relief but it still keeps coming back what can I do I feel like I m running out of options.? Really Disturbed...
Asked On : Mon, 21 Mar 2011
Answers:  1 Views:  182
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
OBGYN 's  Response
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic forum.
Yes you can get such an infection from your scalp. You can try using the ketokonazole cream down there also. For itching, use an antiseptic cream instead of doing itching. Such infections are usually recurrent in nature and need recurrent treatment.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Mon, 21 Mar 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor