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scalp problems... please help!!

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  • Posted By: xolil0925
  • July 6, 2007
  • 07:01 PM

well ive had this issue with my scalp for probably a few years or more now and it gets very annoying at times i just want it to go away :(

so at night time when i'm sleeping i usually end up scratching away at my scalp because it is itchy, but sometimes i think even when my head isnt itchy i'll end up scratching at my scalp anyways because i formed a habit of scratching. It's like each night when i am sleeping i have to scratch my scalp like it's some routine i must do! It usually happens for a period of 5-10 min. i believe. i don't do it for the entire night, but i do think ive gotten some scars from scratching because when im washing my hair in the shower my scalp stings sometimes and i feel like the shampoo got into the cuts or something =/

also, sometimes when i feel hot like after going for a run and i am sweaty my head gets itchy... i even went to my dermatologist before and they said i didnt have psoriasis or anything like that and they gave me a shampoo to use but it didnt help at all!

it's strange i dont really have much dandruff but ive tried anti-dandruff shampoos and they havent helped to relieve the itchyness. I am almost never usually itchy during the daytime, only sometimes, but mostly when i am sleeping. So when i am sleeping over at friends houses i wake up somewhat paranoid that my friends will wake up and see me scratching viciously at my head, so i'm laying there and my scalp feels like somethings crawling around on it and is just asking me to ask to scratch at my scalp so i try to resist but it is so hard not to!

i dont know what is wrong with my scalp! when i was younger i never had this problem but i dont remember exactly how i suddenly started to scratch my head like this. i know my uncle had similar problems with his scalp when he was younger but it went away. it's not some genetic thing is it? Is it some phase or something that will end up going away or can it be cured right away? Or could it be from some stress-related thing? i dont know, please help! :confused:

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  • Is It any better yet?well ive had this issue with my scalp for probably a few years or more now and it gets very annoying at times i just want it to go away :( so at night time when i'm sleeping i usually end up scratching away at my scalp because it is itchy, but sometimes i think even when my head isnt itchy i'll end up scratching at my scalp anyways because i formed a habit of scratching. It's like each night when i am sleeping i have to scratch my scalp like it's some routine i must do! It usually happens for a period of 5-10 min. i believe. i don't do it for the entire night, but i do think ive gotten some scars from scratching because when im washing my hair in the shower my scalp stings sometimes and i feel like the shampoo got into the cuts or something =/ also, sometimes when i feel hot like after going for a run and i am sweaty my head gets itchy... i even went to my dermatologist before and they said i didnt have psoriasis or anything like that and they gave me a shampoo to use but it didnt help at all! it's strange i dont really have much dandruff but ive tried anti-dandruff shampoos and they havent helped to relieve the itchyness. I am almost never usually itchy during the daytime, only sometimes, but mostly when i am sleeping. So when i am sleeping over at friends houses i wake up somewhat paranoid that my friends will wake up and see me scratching viciously at my head, so i'm laying there and my scalp feels like somethings crawling around on it and is just asking me to ask to scratch at my scalp so i try to resist but it is so hard not to! i dont know what is wrong with my scalp! when i was younger i never had this problem but i dont remember exactly how i suddenly started to scratch my head like this. i know my uncle had similar problems with his scalp when he was younger but it went away. it's not some genetic thing is it? Is it some phase or something that will end up going away or can it be cured right away? Or could it be from some stress-related thing? i dont know, please help! :confused:
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