I am pretty desperate about my hair.I have terrible scalp itch which drives me crazy,but no dandruff,and my hair is breaking and falling out.I have been to three dermotoligists and my family doctor but nothing is helping.Please give me all the advice you can give me.Thanks! punkin55
I cannot confirm anything without examination but it sounds like a fungal infection(tinea capitis). The symptoms of Tinea Capitis include a dry itchy scalp, scaling and crusting, hair loss and tender enlarged lymph nodes on the neck.
Diagnosis is by clinical examination of the scalp as well as a skin lesion biopsy with microscopic examination.Anti-fungal medications, taken by mouth, are used to treat the infection.Also topical antifungals containing clotrimazole or miconazole are effective.
It is important to keep the area clean. A medicated shampoo on the scalp such as one containing selenium sulfide like selsen may also help.If the symptoms persist,then it would be best to get it confirmed from a dermatologist
Hope it helps. Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing if you have any additional queries.
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