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A 40-year-old member asked:

How can you cure an itchy scalp from radiation treatment?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Some options: Avoidance of heat/cold, prolonged sun exposure, tight clothing to start with. Keeping the scalp moisturised and using a course of steroid creams helps.
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Scalp: A prescription cortisone lotion can help right away.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is there a good cure for an itchy scalp from radiation treatment?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Ask your doctors: There are many medical treatments your therapist can offer you if you ask. Most times they may advise you to use of oils/ creams to treat dryness of the skin and flaky skin which will relieve the itching.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the best treatment for itchy scalp?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Muhammad Khan
24 years experience
Thorough Hair Wash: The treatment is three folds; 1. Don't use the oil for hair untill the ithcy scalp is treated. 2. Use medicated shampoos like polytar (coal tar) thrice a week to wash hairs thoroughly. 3. Always rinse the hairs thoroughly before applying shampoo.
Last updated Dec 4, 2019

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