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Doctor insights on: Application Instructions For Scalp Meds

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Should the minoxidil topical solution be washed off after each application on the scalp or can it be every other application?

Should the minoxidil topical solution be washed off after each application on the scalp or can it be every other application?

Leave it on: It really does not need to be washed off. You should apply it after washing and then leave it on. I wouldn't expect it to do a whole lot if you wash it off right away. ...Read more

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The dermatologist prescribed betaderm scalp lotion for my painfully inflamed and irritated scalp however one hour after application scalp feels numb?!

Means it is working: Betaderm contains Betamethasone a potent steroid cream and is used for irritated and itchy scalp due to skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis and seborrhea numb feeling you have is because it has started working and your underlying symptoms of irritation is going. ...Read more

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Can i mix clotrimazole 2% and minoxidil 5% for application on scalp ? Any side effect ?

Can i mix clotrimazole 2% and minoxidil 5% for application on scalp ? Any side effect ?

Possible but why?: i am not aware of contraindications but if you are using clotrimazole, you are likely experiencing a yeast infection of the skin. I would have that situation resolved prior to applying the minoxidil. ...Read more

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Rapidly losing hair on middle front scalp due to antipsychotic usage and antidepressant usage. Would application of micronazole fix it? is it fungus?

Rapidly losing hair on middle front scalp due to antipsychotic usage and antidepressant usage. Would application of micronazole fix it? is it fungus?

First: talk To your doctor about other causes. To my knowledge hair loss would be a rare side effect only with antidepressants and antipsychotics. Please explore a more common cause first which will dictate a different approach to treatment. ...Read more

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Are there med applications for addressing elevated diaphragm other than diaphragm pliation and/or that phrenic nerve stimulator?

Are there med applications for addressing elevated diaphragm other than diaphragm pliation and/or that phrenic nerve stimulator?

Phrenic Nerve injury: The phrenic nerve supplies movement to the diaphragm for breathing. Although recovery can be achieved with time, a younger age appears to have better recovery. Muscle plication can improve breathing function, but not fix muscle dysfunction. Electrical stimulation will improve muscle function, but can have limited lifespan with failure. Nerve graft and exploration are other treatment options. ...Read more

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Bump on back of scalp.not painful to touch it's hard&non movable.Havn't felt sick or taken any meds or hurt the area. Grown slightly larger?

Bump on back of scalp.not painful to touch it's hard&non movable.Havn't felt sick or taken any meds or hurt the area. Grown slightly larger?

Skin bump: bumps and lumps on the skin can be anything from benign cysts to malignant tumors. this is something that should be looked at and diagnosed by your doctor and a biopsy/excision should be performed if necessary. dont worry, this is most probably a cyst but be responsible about your health and get this taken care of. ...Read more

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Ozzing sore on scalp any meds to clear up?

This could be bad: See a doctor and have lesion evaluated to make sure you dont have a skin cancer. ...Read more

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