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Dry scalp: A condition which is characterized by a dry texture to ones scalp. See detailed information below for a list of 24 causes of Dry scalp, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Dry scalp.
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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Dry scalp as a symptom.
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including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Dry scalp may include these symptoms:
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The list below shows some of the causes of Dry scalp mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Dry scalp. Of the 24 causes of Dry scalp that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Dry scalp' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Dry scalp based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Medical Conditions associated with Dry scalp:
Symptoms related to Dry scalp:
Itchy scalp (19 causes), Scalp rash, Scalp pain (22 causes), Tingling scalp, Eczema (227 causes), Cradle cap, Dandruff (20 causes), Tinea capitis, Seborrheic dermatitis (20 causes), Psoriasis, Dermatomyositis, Scabies, Oral-facial-digital syndrome type I (Papillon-Leage syndrome)
Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:
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Medical research papers related to Dry scalp include:
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