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The following medical conditions are some of the possible
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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Itchy scalp as a symptom.
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Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Itchy scalp may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Itchy scalp. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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The list of organs typically affected by Itchy scalp may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Itchy 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 Itchy scalp. Of the 19 causes of Itchy scalp that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Itchy 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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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Itchy scalp, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Medical Conditions associated with Itchy scalp:
Scalp symptoms (639 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)
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