Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.

Dry scalp

Dry scalp: Introduction

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.

» Review Causes of Dry scalp: Causes | Symptom Checker »

Causes of Dry scalp:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Dry scalp. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

» Review Causes of Dry scalp: Causes | Symptom Checker »

Causes of Types of Dry scalp:

Review causes of types of Dry scalp in more specific categories:

Dry scalp: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Dry scalp, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

Symptom Checker

Symptom Checker

Dry scalp Treatments

Review further information on Dry scalp Treatments.

Dry scalp: Animations


Medications or substances causing Dry scalp:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Dry scalp as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Akorazol Shampoo
  • Ketoconazole Shampoo
  • Nizoral Shampoo
  • Minoxidil tablets
  • Loniten tablets
  • more causes...»

Dry scalp: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Dry scalp may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

Research the causes of these more general types of symptom:

Research the causes of related medical symptoms such as:

Causes of Similar Symptoms to Dry scalp

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Dry scalp:

Misdiagnosis and Dry scalp

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia totalis. Researchers estimate that about 1 per 100 more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some more »

Detailed list of causes of Dry scalp

The list below shows some of the causes of Dry scalp mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Dry scalp?

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:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 21 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dry scalp:

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.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Dry scalp or choose View All.

View All C D E H M O P S T V W







Join in at the forums

Ask or answer a question about symptoms or diseases at one of our free interactive user forums.

Medical story forums: If you have a medical story then we want to hear it.

See a list of all the medical forums

Causes of Dry scalp Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Dry scalp based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Classifications of Dry scalp:

    Medical Conditions associated with Dry scalp:

    Scalp symptoms (639 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    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)

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

    These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Dry scalp

    Medical research papers related to Dry scalp include:

    Research More Evidence-Based Medicine at

    More Ways To Research Medical Signs and Symptoms:


    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise