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Glossary for Itchy scalp

Medical terms related to Itchy scalp or mentioned in this section include:

  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
  • Contact dermatitis: Skin reaction to an irritant
  • Cradle Cap: Common scalp condition in babies
  • Dandruff: Scaly and dry material that is shed from the scalp
  • Eczema: Skin rash usually from allergic causes.
  • Hair symptoms: Symptoms affecting the hair
  • Head lice: Small lice infesting the hair and head.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Headache: Pain affecting the head or brain area.
  • Itching skin: Itching feeling of the skin.
  • Itchy scalp in children: Itchy scalp in children is a condition in which a child's scalp is irritated, inflamed, scratchy, and itchy.
  • Ketoconazole -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Ketoconazole (an antifungal drug) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Lice: A parasitic insect that can infect humans
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurodermatitis: Lichen simplex chronicus refers to thickened itchy skin that results from persistently rubbing or scratching an area of skin.
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
  • Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where the defective immune system causes skin cells to grow rapidly. It affects a significant number of people. Arthritis, which can be severe, is associated with the psoriasis in up to a third of cases. Not all patients who are susceptible to the condition will develop it - roughly 10% of those susceptible will actually develop the condition. There are various environmental factors which can trigger the onset of the disease e.g. strep throat (common trigger), some medication, stress and cold weather. Once the disease develops, it may resolve on its own or with treatment or may become a persistent chronic condition. The severity and duration of symptoms is variable.
  • Scalp pain: Pain occurring on or around the scalp.
  • Scalp symptoms: Symptoms of the scalp on the head
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
  • Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Sudden onset of itchy scalp: Sudden onset of itchy scalp is the rapid development of scalp itchiness.
  • Sunburn: A skin inflammatory reaction due to overexposure to sun
  • Tinea capitis: A condition which is characterized by tinea of the scalp

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Itchy scalp:

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Last revision: Nov 3, 2003

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