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A 38-year-old member asked:

My scalp is dry and itchy/flakey. treatments/remedies?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
For dry, itchy scalp: Aloe Vera - shampoo & rinse scalp/ hair. Break off aloe vera leaves & apply about 1 TBSP o f the gel onto scalp. Rinse after 5 minutes. Sesame Oil - Apply warmed sesame oil to scalp & massage for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the most effective treatments to take care of dry and itchy scalp?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
See your doctor: Your doctor will treat your eczema, psoriasis, or dandruff or what ever the diagnosis may be. With out a diagnosis or cause it is difficult to make a recommendation.
Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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