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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Hair wash: Yes, no harm in trying. Skin cleansers, shampoos, etc are formulated to work best on the area of the body they are intended for. But there is no har ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Safe to use on the entire area.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marisa Johnson
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Not a good idea: Creams, ointments, and moisturizers that are formulated for the skin are not necessarily suitable for the scalp and hair. I would recommend something ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Better to use: As a lotion for your skin than for your hair
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Will just oil it: Won't help moisturize the dead hair protein, just coat it and make if feel better to you. Keep hair and scalp clean and use good nutrition and exercis ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Not for your scalp: If you are considering transplants to the scalp then no, not good for that purpose. Cannot remove enough to be helpful, plus would leave significant ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Most are but...: Most hair styling creams contain some toxic chemicals but some are better than others.The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep database has informa ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
39 years experience in Dermatology
Dryness or seb derm: I try to distinguish between flaking and dandruff caused by dryness, which i'd treat with a gentle, fragrance-free shampoo and perhaps reduced frequen ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hair removal: You may consider spot testing different brands to check that your skin can tolerate it. If it is a constant problem, laser hair removal may be an opti ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Nizoral (ketoconazole): Try Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Vaniqa: vaniqa is a special cream that can be used on the face.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Yes also garnier has good products for dry hair.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Ingredient vs carrie: The ingredients as much as the vehicle will influence the effect on oily skin. Both can be used but generally speaking lotions are preferred due to t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
YMMV.: Between the many recommended cleansers, your individual response is what determines which one works best for you.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Try This: Cetaphil has a new product on the market called "cetaphil dermacontrol oil control foam wash" that I have had excellent results with patients. I do no ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
No it will not: Cetaphil lotion is a moisturizing lotion for dry skin and will not help acne.You need benzyl peroxide, with antibiotic local or oral and may need reti ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Rogaine (minoxidil): Rogaine. (minoxidil) this was the first hair growth drug approved by fda. now it's available without a prescription - extra strength for men and regul ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Homemade: shea butter (whipped), rosehipseed oil, and vit Emixed together make an awesome chemical free moisturizer that is great for acne rone skin.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fox
33 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Somewhat: Vaniqa is an anti androgen therapy. It is not as effective as systemic drugs. Flutamide or Eulexin (flutamide) is the most effective treatment we ha ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience in Dermatology
Aloe: Aloe is a plant with many purported properties including skin healing. It is not something that is usually used for hair-bearing skin. It is not lik ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Rogaine (minoxidil) for hairloss: Hair dryness and scalp itching can be caused by some formulations containing minixodil (Rogaine). If you are using the liquid dropper version, you mi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Shampoos: Shampoos remove much more hair oil than regular soap, and it's important that you apply a hair conditioner after shampooing to restore normal hair tex ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Hair Loss: Causes of telogen effluvium which is a shedding of the hair includes: illness, especially if there is fever, surgical operation, accident, child ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Yes.: I know the package insert says it "has only been proven to work" on the vertex (crown) of the scalp - because clinical trials were conducted on that a ... Read More
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