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Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019
Question: I have very thick hair but recently its gone very scraggy and dry my scalp is very itchy when i wash my hair its very hard to brush and hurts my head even though i have had a conditioner on my hair
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Answered by Dr. Ornela Ademovi (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Seborrheic dermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I understand your concern. What describe makes Seborrheic dermatitis the most probable cause. This is a condition of inflammation of the scalp, also causing dandruff. Dermatitis may be caused by stress, dry and oily hair, seasonal changes, hormonal changes or overgrowth of yeast on the scalp.
Anxiety or eczema can also cause scalp itching.
I recommend you switch to a zinc pyrithione shampoo and stop using a conditioner. If you do not see any improvement with the zinc shampoo, then I recommend you use and antifungal shampoo, such as Ketoconazole shampoo.

I hope this answers your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.
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I have very thick hair but recently its gone very

Brief Answer: Seborrheic dermatitis Detailed Answer: Hello, I understand your concern. What describe makes Seborrheic dermatitis the most probable cause. This is a condition of inflammation of the scalp, also causing dandruff. Dermatitis may be caused by stress, dry and oily hair, seasonal changes, hormonal changes or overgrowth of yeast on the scalp. Anxiety or eczema can also cause scalp itching. I recommend you switch to a zinc pyrithione shampoo and stop using a conditioner. If you do not see any improvement with the zinc shampoo, then I recommend you use and antifungal shampoo, such as Ketoconazole shampoo. I hope this answers your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care.