Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

141 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes severe itching on scalp?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Shruti Rijhwani

Rheumatologist

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 2366 Questions

default
Posted on Mon, 9 Nov 2015 in Lupus
Question: my 70 year old wife has been using a red Sharpie instead of lipstick for over a year. She has recently developed severe itching on her scalp and deterioration of her arm and leg muscles. Do you think there could be a correlation?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes can be there.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,

Thank you for posting your query on HCM.

Well looking into your problem I would like to tell you that I think by red sharpie you mean red permanent marker . When at this age itching appear due to some allergic reaction it will be difficult to point out one cause . But as a general measure we should avoid anything which can be allergic as dyes are known to be allergic so she should avoid that and see for the response . Thats the only way to find out if its causing the allergy .

Take care.

Dr. Shruti
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

Recent questions on  Severe itching

doctor1 MD

severe itching mostly on legs and my back, had blood tests done for foods and internal such as thyrode fibromylgia liver, says all are normal. I think it is a food related. what can I take beside benyadol , I take 2 of these at least once a day, the itching always gets worse at night time.

doctor1 MD

I have had severe itching, no rash it feels like millions of tiny bugs crawling all over me and now I ve had diarrhea for the past 2 weeks I can t sleep and I m at my witts end I have no insurance and not working at this time, please, what can this be??

doctor1 MD

I am having SEVERE(10t)pain in &outside my vaginal area, it goes round to rectum. I have severe itching on my thighs & Inner arms as well. I have had many bladder infections& yeast infections over the years but nothing like this, **FYI** I have a medtronic bladder pacemaker. HELP YOUR THOUGHTS, THE PAIN IS EXCRUTUATING! 0PLEASE IGNORE I DIDNTMREALISEP Realize there is a cost & DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT THE COST U IS...,,,,, SORRY FOR YOUR TIMR r, not sure if one has to do with or ther. Creams & lotios persct ribed have little or no relief. HELP Randi Lubline (216) 862-5634 my

doctor1 MD

Dr, My friend has suffered from Typhoid in August 2010. Now she had recovered but since two month she is suffering from severe itching on whole body and hair loss. Also, she is having gyanic problem after this. Her liquid discharge is regular and mensus period is delayed. what and where to go for the remidy?

doctor1 MD

Hello doc, i have severe itching and redness in and around clitoris , vagina with redness and swelling.. What it could be? Can you prescribe some itch relieving medicine or cream?

doctor1 MD

I had a bad bladder infection where only blood and clots...doctor put me on macro if..taking it 2 times daily. Now have severe itching and pressure to urinate..very uncomfortable...still taking the pill, will see dr again on Tuesday, but this...

doctor1 MD

My hands and legs are itching severely without any rashes . Currently I am recuperating from Dengue . My platelet count is increasing steadily. But I am in great trouble due to itchiness . Unable to sleep due to this. Tried cetrizine tablet but no...