View Full Version : help please, scalp itch from dandruff or MPB itch?

01-11-2016, 12:21 PM
does MPB have a itch involved? I have read that it has but then it doesn't. I am nit sure if I have the MPB itch or dandruff, my scalp has been itchy lately and ive scratched alot and lost a lot of hairs. when I see tbe hairs ive lost there is always scalp or flakes so im not too sure and I know part of the problem is because after I shower there will still be shampoo in my hair but can it dry up and cause scalp irratation and make it itch?

01-11-2016, 08:21 PM
I would just think its normal dandruff unless your actually going bald. If your not getting more bald where its itching at than its not related to MPB. I would think dandruff and itchy head is a lot more common than the MPB itch a lot of people get. I am someone that does get the MPB itch though. It usually goes away for me the day I shower, but comes back the next day or two. Everyone is different though

01-12-2016, 01:02 AM
See its really hard to tell but my head is literally itchy all over even around the nape area or around the ears just random places also I suffer from eczema but can you get that on the scalp and by me scratching will these hairs not grow back?

01-12-2016, 02:24 AM
Most likely just dandruff, but I've heard there is a "MPB itch" and it feels like a burning sensation? I get an itchy feeling all over my scalp, back, sides, top, temples and the itch is definitely not a burning sensation.

01-12-2016, 02:47 AM
Though the doctors don't believe it but I am telling u my own expereience. If u are balding very aggressively then itch will be there. And balding in men is usually due to mpb.

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
01-12-2016, 06:04 AM
Studies have show some AGA has significant inflammation. We see this a lot on scalp biopsies. In some cases, its so severe that the biopsy shows full blown lichen planus piilaris. A follow up and biopsy is not a bad idea if the symptoms are concerning.

01-12-2016, 06:48 AM
Thanks guys for tbe replies, and thank you Rashid a biopsey is definitely not a bad idea buy will they be able to tell if its inflammation from MPB or just dandruff and eczema? Also I the itchiness is all over, however I do have a thinning spot near my cowlick and I itch there the most. Could it be that it gets irratated and itches because on that specific spot I apply shampoo most and when having some on my scalp when I get oUT the shower causes it tk dry up and itch?