Are you a professional stylist? In this light, it is possible that it got better when you first started the thyroid pills because your body got stronger and the normal balance was established (less of the odor causing agent). The smell originates from the scalp and hair and can affect men, women, and mostly children. See if there is a reason you can't try a oral pill (like a anti-fungal or antibiotic) along with the topical if they think it is possibly the cause. I was pretty scared honestly because I didn't know what to expect! Is there any scientific evidence for cold showers being better for your hair and are there any care products that actually work to reduce frizz? Seeing a … There are innumerable products in the market that clean and remove hair smell naturally. I got a second opinion from another doctor. I finally got fed up and went to the school doctor last month, and he was stumped. I did read a thread recently where girls were talking about braiding their hair while it was damp and the hair getting smelly because it never dried properly. [–]Dodapdado 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (0 children). Read on to know a few simple and easy tips to treat smelly hair and leave a lingering fragrance. Sorry for the long update, but it was definitely a trial and error experience. Could be something fungal or sebherric dermatitis or whatever, possibly leaking pus or flakes? Infected patients are presumed to have excessive oil and sweat secretion that worsen the condition. if they say derm doctor, then you will have to try that. The hair can be shampooed as well with a mild product. Be as descriptive as possible about your hair's texture, thickness, density, length, and condition (damaged, oily, dry, etc.). Bacterial growth. It’s normal for your scalp to produce oil. Hey thanks! Now I alternate between Neutrogena clarifying shampoo, a tea tree oil one or Sebcur. I am currently subclinical hypo but whenever my hypo is acting up my hair reeks!!! [–]knm20 11 points12 points13 points 1 year ago (1 child). Hm, sounds like a yeast infection on the scalp. Once it started to smell was your hair getting greasier faster then it before? Have you ever heard of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)? I had no clue what it meant but my doctor explained it to me and I felt such a relief to know that it wasn't just the stress of college that was bringing me down. So I have the EXACT SAME problem as OP, and it’s soooo Effin terrible. Yeast has a cheesy smell and considering op had fungal acne all signs point fungal. Never had this issue before and I worked out lots and wore hats all the time... [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). If the smell continues after a couple weeks or you have other symptoms such as excess hair or sudden acne, visit your primary care physician or dermatologist. Wow, this is very thorough! It can haunt people of any age and is not related to poor hygiene. What causes SSS? Gives you extra credibility! It wasn't until last summer when I started gaining weight uncontrollably is when everything started. Even if I don't reply to your comment, I'm still listening for votes. And if I blow dry it, it'll get brittle and dry. So important for your general health. I don't know what else to do? Rendered by PID 21194 on r2-app-0f7cb880d2dd372ce at 2020-12-02 11:38:53.513129+00:00 running 31b5616 country code: NL. Lemon Juice: Not only is lemon juice perfect for hair health but also when it comes to smelly odour from the strands. Tell them that this is affecting your quality of life (this means that it is causing you social/emotional distress and isn't just something you are throwing out there. Onion also promotes hair growth, helping you getting rid of baldness. I'd just like to add, I had to use Hibiclense after a minor surgery last year & that stuff is incredibly harsh. • Avoid touching or brushing your fingers through your hair frequently. Same. I would wash my hair constantly in attempts to get rid of the smell but nothing would work! Nizoral DOES help... for a while.. perhaps it could be pcos or hormonal related. and join one of thousands of communities. Oily hair is more prone to this condition because it picks up environmental pollutants and strong smells more readily. Let me know if you have more info!. [–]jayysaw 10 points11 points12 points 1 year ago (0 children). I looked into the symptoms and I don't have any of the other ones mentioned, however. You can pick it up at most pharmacies. Smelly hair syndrome is the main cause of this stinky condition. But then it smells like perfume and cheese, so it doesn't really mask the smell. A month into my last year of college, I had a doctors appointment for just a regular check up. [–]tangerines-are-tasty 47 points48 points49 points 1 year ago (3 children). I’ve noticed a huge improvement with weekly use of nizoral, but the smell is still there. They tend to be the best with pcos. You get the picture. [–]Iledahorsetowater 24 points25 points26 points 1 year ago (0 children). I honestly thought my diet is not bad. If you make several well-cited comments, we may approach you about getting special flair to distinguish you as a knowledgable hair person. All without any type of cure. People with oily hair are more prone to this condition. According to Dr. Ravella, super-smelly gas is often the result of eating foods rich in sulfur, which the digestive system breaks down into stinky compounds called sulfides. [–][deleted] 5 points6 points7 points 1 year ago (0 children), If you don’t wash your hair for a while and you notice red spots then it means it’s greasy and you seriously need to wash it daily. Let’s see the most effective home remedies and natural ways to remove smelly hair and make your hair smell; Natural Tips & Home Remedies to Get Rid of Smelly Hair. This is what I was thinking as well until my doctor said he didn't see anything. According to the people who have commented on our blog, the olfactory character of the smell varies from person to person. Scalp Odor (like BO) could be the result of not washing … When I read the first part on my reddit feed (and didn't read the getting-off-birth-control part yet) I was thinking "what if this is hormonal?". [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (2 children). Short hair looks awful on me. I mostly kept my weight gain to myself and tried everything I could to slim down, but nothing worked and I blamed the weight gain on the fact that I stopped taking Adderall ( I've been on it since I was 15 and I'm 21 now). I had a malassezia infection for a year and I let it sit in my long thick hair and I’ve had some shedding/miniaturization and I feel like my hair gets greasy so easily now like I would wash my hair then the next day it would greasy and if I jumped or did something I would smell it xI, [–]Raggedy_ann90[S] 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago (2 children). You should definitely head to a dermatologist for the best treatment, if you need a referral in order to see one then definitely see another doctor that will actually listen to your concerns and either treat you themselves or give you a proper dermatologist referral. [–]sharksnack3264 2 points3 points4 points 1 year ago (0 children). How long are you going between washes? Remedies for Smelly Hair Syndrome An unpleasant odor from the hair and scalp it can be caused by a condition called Smelly Hair Syndrome or Seborrheic Dermatitis. No shampoos help. I have searched endlessly on the internet and I have come up with basically nothing! [–]Kong28 45 points46 points47 points 1 year ago (3 children). The story typically goes that their scalp smells bad and no matter what they do, they just can’t get rid of the smell. The symptoms of smelly hair We discovered that Smelly Hair Syndrome manifests in one striking symptom: a horrific odor that emanates from the hair and scalp. Many people think that dandruff is a result of a too-dry scalp, which causes them to wash their hair less. Also you need a conditioner to blow dry. I would shampoo and the smell would come back within hours! It’s not as bad now so it’s definitely manageable. Also excuse my rambling and stuff, but this pretty much my first post here on Reddit and I'm not used to how this all works. [–]Cantuchangeurhandle 227 points228 points229 points 1 year ago (2 children). At that point I had no clue what that meant but I just went along with it and got my blood drawn again for a retest. I tried the neutrogena clarifying shampoo and honestly thought it was gonna do the trick because I felt so clean after washing but it started to smell again after 2 days. [–]Raggedy_ann90[S] 41 points42 points43 points 1 year ago (1 child), [–]Merpie21 23 points24 points25 points 1 year ago (0 children). In Canada, it would be free to see a dermatologist if I get a referral from a doctor first. Or better, get a referral to an endocrinologist. Here are some of the easy, and natural methods to remove hair smell quickly. Certain foods and alcohol can really come out with a strong scent when you sweat. Alcohol maybe once every 2 weeks. I have PCOS myself and the greasy hair thing is a common symptom, as is greasy skin, and women with pcos have higher risk/incidence of acne, seborrheic dermatitis, and other similar conditions. Thank you so much! Has anyone else actually told you they've noticed a bad odor? I am not an expert here, but everything you’ve listed is pretty harsh. It can be a really slow and long process to getting the flora your scalp rebalanced but it is definitely attainable, stick with the prescribed shampoo, that is going to be your biggest help. The one where they make you wait years to see a specialist if you're not a priority case, lol. Do you think that's worth giving a shot for a week or two? The shampoo worked wonders but suddenly it was on back order at every pharmacy for months. (Pictures included), Bleaching a second time (from natural black). It’s also important to get a regular physical exam with lab work to make sure you’re not pre-diabetic, or have a chronic infection somewhere that may be lowering your immune resistance to whatever’s happening on your scalp. The body doesn't tend to stink, with the exception of the underarms and pubic area, which is typically a mixture of the sweat smell and bacteria/yeast. If a doctor refuses to do something you ask, you can request that his refusal be put in the medical notes. Keep looking for a better doctor. I'm getting a haircut to really thin out the hair on my head so it doesn't trap as much heat, especially for the summer. Is your scalp itchy? So while it's normal for semen to have an odor, a change in scent—like it becomes foul—can be a clue to a health issue, such as an STI. I was told I had an under active thyroid and an autoimmune thyroid issue. Once you leave it on for a few minutes wash it with warm water then rinse your hair with really cold water, [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (6 children), Is there no build up or is it getting greasier day by day?! Tea tree oil help kill off some of the fungus in the mean time which will help with the imbalance of fungal flora on your scalp. A doctor should always listen to a patient's concerns, not just blow them off. I know it will take time. I'm on the canadian public insurance plan. This was before I cut my hair notice the red bump? Alcohol, onions, and dairy products create a certain unpleasant odor when I eat them. I might have to save up some money and see a private dermatologist. As others have said, you should definitely see another doctor. I use the Eva NYC 10-in-1 thing that's a heat protectant and leave-in conditionner. Smelly scalp, doctor didn't find anything wrong, desperate for change! It is described as a condition whereby an individual develops a smelly scalp even after washing his/her hair thrice in a day. I thought the hormonal changes would have subsided by now as it's been over 6 months. I am sure that your hypothyroidism has something to do with it because your thyroid controls everything. I'm sure it was a hormonal issue so I took better care of my diet and stress management, started exercising more also. What shampoo is good for a smelly scalp? Smelly Hair Syndrome (SHS) This is the main reason and it is due to microbial growth (bacteria, and/or fungus). [–]Raggedy_ann90[S] 15 points16 points17 points 1 year ago (1 child). Any suggestions? I quit smoking through vaping a few years ago and I learned that a lot of the e-juices on the market contain artificial sweetners. [–][deleted] -3 points-2 points-1 points 1 year ago (1 child). Various people have described it akin to “the stink of a dirty diaper”, “dirty, wet socks”, “a jacket that’s never gone to the cleaners” and the worst, “yesterday’s vomit”. This one is my preference. I was fat, my skin was as dry as the desert and it didn't matter how much I slept I was ALWAYS tired! Have you tried dry shampoo in between washes? NEXT! Good luck to anyone going through this! It may not seem like a lot of weight gain to y'all but to me it was a large amount especially in such a small amount of time. Press J to jump to the feed. [–]Raggedy_ann90[S] 3 points4 points5 points 1 year ago (0 children). I had horrible flaking afterwards, but my skin is stupidly dry and sensitive so if you have oilier skin it might be fine. Buy a shampoo that contains tea tree oil, this is the easiest method, but YMMV as some shampoos have more tea tree oil than others. Let it stay for 15 minutes and rinse off. I'll give those shampoos you suggested a try. It sounds like either a yeast infection or you’re allergic to a component of the shampoos. Spray the diluted solution directly on our scalp will your scalp is wet, massage it in and let it sit for 5-10min, then get in the shower and wash your hair like normal afterwards. Repeat posters will be banned. If your posting history indicates that you are a company or product representative, we will assign you associated flair. If you have an oily scalp, you may experience dandruff, itchiness and other skin discomforts in addition to odor, according to the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. You know what I'm suspecting it could be? 3. The symptoms, though, are all too apparent. 4. Smelly hair syndrome is the main reason for this condition. Could that have anything to do with it? I would definitely get a second opinion from a doctor who WILL check your blood. Penis odor is common, and can usually be easily treated. Hmmm just looked up smelly scalp syndrome and it seems like the cause might be seborrheic dermatitis. Buy Now. I’m wondering if maybe I’m not using the nizoral frequently enough. Are you sure you don’t have any other condition? It's a hormonal condition and since you mentioned it started after coming off birth control, I immediately thought of that. I still didn't really complain or mention it to anyone because I figured "oh it's just the stress of college blah blah blah". I'm at a 1.64 and I was honestly feeling really good! That's how out of the ordinary, but serious, problems get missed. $20.97. Time to do a deeper dive on the internet. The term Smelly Hair Syndrome speaks for itself. ACV and baking soda are not formulated for scalp pH. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. Yeah, I think I'll do that. It makes my hair feel and smell silky (if you can imagine what silk smells like). Smelly hair in children is also called smelly scalp syndrome. If they don't think it is the cause, then they need to offer another plan of action. I've washe my hair with t-gel shampoo, dial soap, a prescription anti fungal soap, and tea tree shampoo. Another suggested making your own shampoo with baking soda. Researchers haven’t pinpointed a cause for smelly hair syndrome, but Romanowski recommends treating it with Dial antibacterial liquid body wash and soaps that contain sulfur. It's more manageable to control the tea tree oil to dilution ratio easier in this method imo, and using a small water bottle you can change the ratio each time you use it to serve your needs. But that's a myth. Onion Juice. The dermatologist didn't find anything in my scalp but gave me a topical solution anyway. (self.HaircareScience). I found something on smelly hair syndrome and is done all of those things. I think you should try neutrogena T gel. Some female-specific probiotics could help also if it’s yeast. Perhaps ingesting all that could have created an imbalance in the body. moldy cheese, rancid butter, dirty socks, mold, musty, wet dog…. Clean up your diet for a while and see if it changes. It’ll help the wash last longer. Ugh you're better off than me. This isn’t a cure, but have you tried using perfume in your hair to cover the smell? Women, men, children, and adults are affected even with any type of hair length. Edit: An update because I've been getting messages asking if the issue is cleared. It seems like it started to smell badly around October/November of last year. Hi! It’s a pain in the ass but maybe you could wash your hair everyday with a mild shampoo something chemical free, [–]Raggedy_ann90[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (5 children). It is mainly people with oily scalp who have this problem. Shampoos that contain a lot of sulfur can help with a smelly scalp and hair. With these test results my doctor immediately raised my dose to 75mcg of synthroid and surprisingly enough my scalp stopped smelling. It leaves the hair clean as well as fresh. Another tip is using dry shampoo on your roots between washes. Try a different one if you’re having so much trouble post blow dry. So I used to wash it maybe twice a week before this all started and now I do it every other day, especially after the gym. If not, post a thread. I'm just pretty upset over all of this and I know I haven't been dealing with this for long, but I already am frustrated. I'm starting to think that I produce a lot of body heat and because my hair is so thick, it just traps the sweat and moisture in my scalp and that causes the odor. It's that hiatus from hair washing that makes your scalp smell. I would also go to a dermatologist if you can because that is really strange. The fungus that grows on oily scalps, it can haunt people of any age and is not related to poor hygiene. I always joke that it disinfects my scalp. Ahh, I see. If your hair ends up smelling a few hours right after washing it, you are most probably suffering from smelly hair syndrome. There could be many reasons like stress or hormonal imbalance behind smelly hair. There are many causes. I have no clue if I have dry patches though mostly because my hair is so thick! In addition to seeing another doctor. [–]tea-rannosaurusrex 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (0 children). We welcome anyone who is looking for haircare advice, as well as anyone experienced and knowledgeable in the matter who would like to help others. I was thinking the same thing. Read the articles in the sidebar first - they may answer your question. I think I hadn’t washed it in like 3-4 days when I took that pic, Last resort would be...botox for the scalp for those who suffer from hyperhydrosis. Of course, the most obvious explanation is lazy hygiene. There is no one cause of smelly hair syndrome. Right away I was put on 25mcg of synthroid and told to come back for a follow up in 3months. Is there more dandruff than usual? I had one earlier this year and although my scalp wasn’t smelly, I had rashes and dandruff like crazy and I think I got it from sweating too much. Hair is thinning out all of a sudden and not sure why.. Is it possible that my hair might grow back damaged now ? Maple Holistics Degrease Shampoo. Of course I get the occasional itch, but the smell is gone. Source: I'm a nurse, have a BA in Biology/Chemistry, and have hypothyroidism. After thoroughly washing your hair, apply the gel onto your hair and scalp. This bot wants to find the best and worst bots on Reddit. What if it is something hormonal, or something else that can easily be detected through a (simple) blood test. It could possibly be a yeast/fungal infection. I'll order that and do a test and see... [–]tangerines-are-tasty 15 points16 points17 points 1 year ago (0 children). Finally, I started to get that under control with a skin care routine, but yeah lots of oil to accompany the smell in my hair. It does get a little greasy but the smell is worse day by day! Especially is it is seb dermatitis as others have guessed. [–]Iledahorsetowater 9 points10 points11 points 1 year ago (0 children). With that out of the way here is how you can utilize it: You can use the tea tree oil in addition to the Ketoconazole shampoo. Most doctors aren't willing to stake their medical reputation on it. Some describe it as "... stinks like a diaper." With the bad smell and the long thick hair, it’s making me think yeast. But I might as well not wait around! It felt like I had a very itchy rash. Washing the hair may only do little to … What also sucks is that my scalp is totally healthy, I have no flakes or itchiness and no build up either., [–][deleted] -1 points0 points1 point 1 year ago (0 children), Get a shorter haircut and vigorously shampoo your hair with a strong shampoo like Nizoral!
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