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Please recommend the best dandruff shampoo for itchy scalp?

Please recommend the best dandruff shampoo for itchy scalp?

Anti-dandruff 'poos: Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection. Buy over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. ...Read more

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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How do you help an itchy scalp? Other than shampoo.

How do you help an itchy scalp? Other than shampoo.

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. We usually use topical steroids to stop this problem. ...Read more

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Would baby shampoo be good for an itchy scalp?

Maybe: It is well tolerated so that it will not make the condition worse. If however there is an inflammed scalp or psoriasis, or dandruff a medicated shampoo containing salicylic acid, tar, zinc or selenium sulfide may be better. Try the baby shampoo and see how it works for you. ...Read more

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Please help I have an extremely itchy scalp! is there a certain shampoo that would help with this?

Yes: The dandruff shampoos help as well as prescription shampoos. If the over the counter ones do not work ask your doctor for a prescription. She will diagnose the cause. Some people have eczema, psoriasis, or just dandruff. ...Read more

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Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Seb Derm : dandruff is caused by overgrowth a fungal organism. Try using an antidandruff shampoo such as ketoconazole and leave on for 5 min in shower. Also you may need a topical steroid for itching or redness. You can also try coconut oil to the scalp ...Read more

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What is a good shampoo for sore itchy scalp is there a dr you can see for this thanks?

Zinc: Use a shampoo that contains zinc pyrithione, such as Head & Shoulders. This is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It treats seborrheic dermatitis and can help prevent folliculitis. ...Read more

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I have itchy scalp. Please let me know how can i get rid of dandruff and itchiness? I've tried all shampoos and failed

I have itchy scalp. Please let me know how can i get rid of dandruff and itchiness? I've tried all shampoos and failed

Resistant dandruff: If your dandruff is not responding to OTC products, you mY need a prescription strength shampoo like Ketaconazole, for which you should get it checked at your doctor's clinic. ...Read more

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Scalp Itching (Definition)

Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) ...Read more