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A 40-year-old member asked:

how can you cure an itchy scalp from radiation treatment?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 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 43 years experience
Scalp: A prescription cortisone lotion can help right away.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What causes an itchy scalp?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Seborreic dermatitis: Most likely seborrheic dermatitis.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can I treat an itchy scalp?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Medicated shampoos: Most likely you have a condition called seborrheic dermatitis. So, otc medicated shampoos like head & shoulder, t-gel/t-sal, Nizoral (ketoconazole) would help. Dermatologists may order prescription-strengthed shampoos like clobex, etc plus steroid scalp lotions.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

What can I use for a dry, flakey, itchy scalp?

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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology 53 years experience
Try dandruff shampoo: In fact, a dry itchy scalp may not be dry, but a sign of an oily inflammation like seborrheic dermatits or even psoriasis. Check to see if you have flaking on your face or your elbows or heels. Try a dandruff shampoo, like t gel or selsun. If you are not better, see your dermatologist.
A 43-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 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 36-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to cure an itchy scalp naturally?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
See your doctor: If you have a rash causing the itching you may need diagnosis and treatment. If anxiety is causing the itching you may need counseling, if you have dandruff try over the counter shampoos for this.

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