Itchy scalp long term

Posted by farmerttt @farmerttt, Jan 24, 2017

Looking for causative agents for chronic itching of scalp and spreading to various parts of body. Have type 2 diabetes, taking metformin 1000 mg per day, januvia 100,mg per day. Also have high blood pressure,gout, and taking meds for them. The Itch is.ca monster going from minor to full time itch. Using steroids foam, creams, ointment and several moisturizing creams. Erratic success with use of steroidsmuse of steroids start with hydrocortisone celebrate, to tricinolone to clobesterol creams and foam. Any suggestions for ruling out drug causative actions? Or complication of diabetes?thanks

I just started a post on Margellons and Other Parasites under "Skin…" is it Conditions or Disorders. I can't remember. It sounds very closely related to you.

@rascal1

The itchy scalp with no rash has spread to various body parts also with no rash. I’ve tea tree oil shampoo as well as tea tree with coconut oil on skin. Cortisone cream on skin does not help. This has lasted for about a week and I can concentrate in little else with itching day and night.

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I just started a new group on "Morgellons and Other Parasites. Mine also started with my scalp after a haircut in a salon 2+ years ago. I'm posting pictures I've been taking from my experience. I'm also keeping specimens in Ziploc bags. The only way I actually could see something was wrong was by taking pictures with my camera phone, but you HAVE TO TURN THE FLASH ON or you cannot see anything. Just a suggestion. When something kept biting me, I wanted to see what it was.

@lisabeans

I have scabs on my scalp and back that itch a lot. Dermatologist says it is nothing. She did just take a biopsy of my scalp since I now have a bald spot. Waiting for the results. She gave me a prescription shampoo that helps a bit. Hope you get some relief.

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Hi, Lisa. I'm Elizabeth Bass. I just started a new group called Morgellons and Other Parasites" under Skin Problems. Mine also started with my scalp after a haircut in a salon 2+ years ago. I'm posting pictures I've been taking from my experience. I'm also keeping specimens in Ziploc bags. The only way I actually could see something was wrong was by taking pictures with my camera phone, but you HAVE TO TURN THE FLASH ON or you cannot see anything. Just a suggestion. When something kept biting me, I wanted to see what it was.

@farmerttt

Doctor said laundry detergent is no. 1 cause. We changed detergent twice. The belt line itch receded considerably., no other cause except could be food or drugs. Three years ago it got bad enough to see dermatologist. Gave me steroids and three kinds of shampoo whichcontrolled it for two years, then started getting worse. Saw,anotherdermatologist who prescribed stronger steroid, and to use one of three ointments in order of severity. Now they have little impact and my scalp is very sensitive from the scratching, my neck area is tender. Thank you for your help.

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Farmerttt, My problem also started with my scalp. No one can see anything but the lesions and I've been to 12 board certified doctors, 9 of whom are dermatologists. They can't "see" anything, so they tell me I have a psychosis of parasites. The reason for that is I tell them about the photographs I've been taking for over 2 years and they dont want to take the time to look at 2 or 3.
I just started a new group on "Morgellons and Other Parasites. Mine also started with my scalp after a haircut in a salon 2+ years ago. I'm posting pictures I've been taking from my experience. I'm also keeping specimens in Ziploc bags. The only way I actually could see something was wrong was by taking pictures with my camera phone, but you HAVE TO TURN THE FLASH ON or you cannot see anything. Just a suggestion. When something kept biting me, I wanted to see what it was.

Here's the link to the new discussion that @basslakeview started on Morgellons and Other Parasites: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/morgellons-and-other-parasites/

Have Dermatologist due an allergy test. All sounds like nickel allergy to me. Very hard to deal with

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