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Cortland, NY
A 56-year-old female asked:

My head has been itchy for a few weeks...been checked 3 times for head lice...none found, also used nix (permethrin) just to be sure...still itchy...

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Dr. Satish Sundar
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Dermatitis.: THis could be dermatitis or sensitive scalp too. Since you have trued Nix, (permethrin) lice would be unlikely but should be assessed. Any recent shampoo change may contribute. Dandruff/ seborrhea can cause itching. Should be seen if persists.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 34 years experience
You have Seborrheic Dermatitis. Try T-gel shampoo and if that does not work you will need a prescription shampoo and topical prescription cortisone.
Jul 31, 2014
Last updated Jul 31, 2014


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