U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
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.

Similar questions

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


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.