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Can Adderall cause unpleasant scalp odor?

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Posted on Fri, 10 Jun 2016
Question: Can adderal cause unpleasant scalp odor
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Adderall itself does not cause scalp odor

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr.kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.

No, adderall itself does not cause scalp smell however the scalp smell can be a result of hallucination due to adderall.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (35 hours later)
Thank you, however it is not me on adder all. Our family notices this strange odor from my 34 yr old daughter. She has many issues when she takes those horrible things. She is a different person on adderol! Can it lead to serious issues?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (18 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Scalp odor could be because of infrequent washing

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Adderall is a substance abuse drug and can lead to addiction, dependance and withdrawal symptoms. Dependence on adderall can affect her routine life and health and can lead to hygeine issues because of lack of self care. Scalp odor is could be because of infrequent washing. She may use a ketoconazole based shampoo e.g Nizral shampoo every alternate days to help with scalp odor.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (4 hours later)
Thank you. Your response helps me understand.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for writing to us

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Adderall itself does not cause scalp odor Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I am dr.kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern. No, adderall itself does not cause scalp smell however the scalp smell can be a result of hallucination due to adderall. Regards