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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Tinea capitus: A number of scalp conditions could cause these symptoms. Tinea capitus is a fungal infection of the scalp which causes itching, scaling, crusting, p ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Sebborhea, dandruff: Works well for all. I have my patients rotate with a zinc pyrithione shampoo for duel effect.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
For dry scalp or...: For psoriasis, seborrhea, and bad dandruff, i'd take the polytar (coal tar). For dry scalp alone, i'd take the oilatum. Both can be used on different ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Not really.: Tar products are sometimes helpful when used as a supplement to more basic treatments, such as topical corticosteroids, vitamin d derivatives, and uv ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisha Manek
Specializes in Rheumatology
Psoriasis: Paras: There are many treatments for psoriasis. It is difficult to be comprehensive on Health-Tap. Some topical options: Vitamin D analogue - Calcipot ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
See a dermatologist: You need prompt diagnosis and treatment. You may suffer permanent hair loss from this.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Coal tar: Yes, coal tar is an old remedy that has been used in the treatmrnt of psoriasis.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience in Pharmacology
Polytar (coal tar): I would answer no. Polytar (coal tar) is an irritant and areas close to mucous membranes would be very sensitive. You would never want to get it in ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
None: The eye will not be affected by this if used properly . Do not get it into your eyes.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
None: Don't get it into your eye but otherwise it will not cause any problems.
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