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Suggest treatment for itchy scalp

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Posted on Sat, 18 Oct 2014
Question: I hope you can help me with a vexing problem.

My 6 year old granddaughter seems to be constantly scratching her scalp. It is definitely not lice related.
We've tried a special shampoo but this does not seem to be helping.
Can you help?
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Answered by Dr. Arun (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Send me some photos

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for writing to us

Itching of scalp is a common problem. It could be due to dry skin, infection, inflammation or a psychological cause.

Infections include bacterial, fungal, parasitic.
Send me some photos to help you more.
If scalp is flaky, examinations of scalp flakes can help in diagnosing the cause.

Treatment will depend on the identified cause.

Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
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Brief Answer: Send me some photos Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us Itching of scalp is a common problem. It could be due to dry skin, infection, inflammation or a psychological cause. Infections include bacterial, fungal, parasitic. Send me some photos to help you more. If scalp is flaky, examinations of scalp flakes can help in diagnosing the cause. Treatment will depend on the identified cause. Regards