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Calamine Lotion Scalp Folliculitis
Sure: The best thing I have found for insect bites is slice of onion on the bite...Now this may not be ok if the bite is near the meatus or pee hole. In general tho the onion neutralizes the itch and swelling ...Read more
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
Dry scalp: If your scalp is dry and itchy it is always possible that your shampoo is the cause. Some of the components in all shampoos can cause an allergic or irritant contact dermatitis. Topical steroids can help with the itch and any inflammation but treating the cause is the critical thing to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Not likely: Jojoba oil is actually a mixture of long chain monounsaturated liquid wax esters. They are structurally different from triglycerides. Although it has been shown to have some antibacterial activity in test tubes, not aware of clinical trials showing efficacy against ringworm. Your friendly pharmacist can guide you to numerous otc meds effective against superficial fungal infections. ...Read more
Not very helpful: Topical steroids are not very effective for hives due to the mechanism involved. Hives move around, so you will just end up chasing them with the cream. If steroid meds are needed, an oral one will go best. Mainstay for hives is antihistamines like benedryl or zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more
What works better than calamine lotion or cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream for poison ivy rashes?
Yes: Continue to apply the oil to your affected areas twice a day. ...Read more
May help: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It might.: Most kinds of jock itch is either inflammed irritated skin or harboring a dermatophyte like candida. Just as there are different kinds of diaper rashes and medicaments to treat them, some of these may help with jock itch. Keeping the skin cool and dry is the best beginning for treatment. ...Read more
Which one is best for hairs?
1)- clear shampoo
2)- headershoulder shampoo
6) dove soap
How to treat seborrhoeic dermatitis of 2 y old besides steroid ointment and t-gel shampoo for scalp itching? Special moisturizing shampoo? Itches hard
Long list.: Itchy hair can be caused by dry scalp, seborrhea, irritants (hair products/treatments), skin infections (can be ringworm, lice, scabies), insect bites, skin disorders (psoriasis or eczema, for example)... The list is long, so it is best to have your gp or a dermatologist check it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medicated shampoo: Typically I have patients try an over the counter medicated shampoo such as head and shoulders or Nizoral (ketoconazole) to start, but if that is not effective, i give them a prescription shampoo and sometimes a topical antibiotic to control this pesky condtion. There not a cure for folliculitis, but rather patients can control it with proper meds. ...Read more
What shampoo can u recommend for oily scalp? it's giving me a scalp folliculitis! :( all over my head. everyday. :(
Seborrhea: There are few reasons why you might have such a condition. Try using Shampoo containing Ketocanazole, as it helps in sorting few of these conditions. However, if the condition persists you might need to see your doctor or a skin specialist; you mentioned the word "Folliculitis" and this might be caused by infectious organisms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having scalp folliculitis. It's is at a small area of head. I have heard that after the course of antibiotic, it does recur?
Been dealing with scalp folliculitis on and off for years. Doxy used to work, now doesn't clear it fully. Tried mino and keflex-kept at bay. Help?
Antibiotic...: ...resistance. Antibiotics often stop working over time; in presence of the antibiotic, bacteria tend to become resistant to it. (Evolution at work!) But it is unlikely minocycline would help if doxy doesn't; these drugs are twins, usually with identical activity against the same bacteria. However, cephalexin is very different. See a doctor, preferably a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As Bacterias thrive in acidic environment;therefore would it help to apply baking soda on scalp to create alkaline base to treat scalp Folliculitis?
Scalp Folliculitis was gone after taking vibramycin 100 mg twice a day but it is back again after about a month.What is the reason and what to do now?
Recurrent follicular infection could be due to anatomical characteristics of your hair follicles or abnormalities of immune system. It would be prudent to consult a dermatologist.
Wish you good health. ...Read more
What can I do to assure that scalp folliculitis doesn’t return after it has been cleared with antibiotics. I hear that it returns back again & again. ?
Scalp folliculitis: Shampoo regularly with a shampoo containing an antifungal ingredient. Follow with a conditioner to replenish some hair oil. Shampooing with soap is an alternative as it is less apt to remove as much hair oil. Like in acne, taking daily tetracycline antibiotics may also prevent recurrent folliculitis. A dermatologist can advise you best about treatment and prevention,however. ...Read more
I have scalp folliculitis and have gone off a year of antibiotics for it. It is still reoccurring though mild and localised. Will I outgrow it?
I have been suffering from scalp folliculitis. 1st it had been came since last 4 years.
At atge beggining time it create itchy scalp and and small pim?
Needs Careful Care: Your question is hard to understand.But in general, if you have folliculitis in the scalp, you require frequent hair washing with a careful scrub of the scalp each time, use of topical antiseptic like Hibiclens and probably an oral antibiotic.Since this is a recurring problem, you'd best see a dermatologist.Also, think about what may be setting you up for this recurring problem. It's often obvious ...Read more
See Your Physician: For bacterial folliculitis of the scalp, it is important to determine the organism responsible for the infection. After a culture and sensitivity is obtained, your physician will be able to prescribe the appropriate antibiotic. Since the hair follicle is deep, most patients require a systemic (oral) antibiotic for extensive scalp folliculitis. ...Read more
My dermatologist prescribed deflazacort for scalp folliculitis for 6 days ........is it effective for it ?
Abx vs steroids: Folliculitis,in general,is typically caused by bacteria proliferating into the hair follicles and causing redness, swelling, and sometimes pain.I personally would start with an antibiotic and if that did not help after 5-7 days then maybe try a steroid like your doctor did.Have to also consider that the infection may be caused by fungus or virus too.If the steroid makes it worse,it's likely fungal ...Read more
I am having scalp folliculitis. I would like to know how to prevent it? I have heard that after the course of antibiotic, it does recur? Is it true?
?oily hair: If your hair is on the oily side, wash it with shampoo rather than with soap as soap doesn't remove hair oils well. If the shampoo removes too much oil, use a mild conditioner after washing. You could also try an antidandruff shampoo. Visit a good hair salon for hair care advice. ...Read more
Scale Folliculitis: For mild folliculitis, you can try an antibiotic ointment or cream such as bacitracin, Polymyxin B (polysporin), clindamycin, erythromycin, or Mupirocin (bactroban). You may also use an antiseptic cleanser, such as povidone-iodine (for example, betadine) or chlorhexidine. For severe cases, oral antibiotics will be needed. ...Read more
I am having scalp folliculitis. My pimple on the head has lessen. I am having small white paches. What is the remedy for the hair to grow back?
I've scalp folliculitis, used bactroban (mupirocin) ointment 3wks &cloxacillin 3x/day for 1wk bt still grows more, shld i continue both?Will dr.Kaufman xps soap help
How do I know if my scalp folliculitis is improving? I'm using medicated shampoo which reduces the itching but there's still pus and skin flaking.
Consult PCP: you may need both oral antibiotics and topical skin antibiotics. The shampoo was not not specified, but medicated shampoo is always helpful. ...Read more
diangosis scalp folliculitis, it flares under stress. On 200mg minocin, (minocycline) tsal, clyndomyican. Been using this for 4 yrs. hurts bad, how can I soothe burning?
Sore scalp: I wonder if the T/Sal - which is a topical salicyclic acid product is giving you side effects. It is known that some slight skin burning, redness, and peeling may occur with the product. In addition, you're on dual antibiotic therapy so I wonder if this is all 'too much'. Have you seen a dermatologist for best management? The key here also is the STRESS you mention -I would look for ways to reduce ...Read more
I recently just got these bumps & blisters around my edges a few days ago. They itch & they have pus in them i think i have scalp folliculitis. I never had this happen . are there any home remidies I can do to get rid of this problem?
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