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Is thinning of the hair and itchy scalp a sign of seborrheic dermatitis?

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Posted on Thu, 14 Jun 2018
Question: Hi! My hair have been thinning and I have a itchy scalp. Is it seborrhea?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding your scalp complaints

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.

Thinning is perhaps due to androgenetic alopecia whereas itching is most likely due to seborrheic dermatitis/seborrhea.

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Is thinning of the hair and itchy scalp a sign of seborrheic dermatitis?

Brief Answer: Regarding your scalp complaints Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you. I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern. Thinning is perhaps due to androgenetic alopecia whereas itching is most likely due to seborrheic dermatitis/seborrhea. Regards