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What are some ways to get rid of eczema on my scalp?

What are some ways to get rid of eczema on my scalp?

See Below: Dry scaly skin on the scalp can have multiple causes. Dandruff is the most common and scalp eczema is actually rare. Dandruff can be treated with otc dandruff shampoo. If this doesn't work, see you dermatologist. Other conditions such as psoriasis also have effective therapies. ...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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Is it possible for topicort to be used on my scalp to get rid of/control my eczema?

Yes but you need Dx: Yes possibly, but you need to be certain what the correct diagnosis is. This could be psoriasis. You could try tar shampoo. This may be very helpful. There are other shampoos you can use. ...Read more

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If u have mild eczema with itchy flaky scalp with hair loss when eat eggs diary fish soy nuts symptoms get worse please tell how to treat eczema?

If u have mild eczema with itchy flaky scalp with hair loss when eat eggs diary fish soy nuts symptoms get worse please tell how to treat eczema?

May it be seborrhea?: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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How do you treat eczema on your scalp?

How do you treat eczema on your scalp?

Confirm diagnosis...: Rashes on your scalp can be due to a variety of causes. Atopic Dermatitis (or Eczema) presents relatively rarely as scalp rash. Consider Sebhorreoic Dermatitis (small flakes can be itchy), Psoriasis (larger white flakes) Folliculitis (infection of hair follicle). Check www.dermnetnz.org/topics/seborrhoeic-dermatitis/ for information on managing this common condition. ...Read more

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Atopic eczema can occur on scalp???

Atopic eczema can occur on scalp???

Uncommon: This is not a typical location for eczema. One might be more concerned about a contact sensitivity to products (shampoos, dyes, etc) in this location. ...Read more

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Can scalp eczema ever be fully cured?

Can scalp eczema ever be fully cured?

Not likely: There is no cure for eczema. We control scalp eczema with topical treatments, shampoo, lukewarm showers and reduced stress ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful oozing eczema on my 5 year olds scalp.help!?

What to do if I have painful oozing eczema on my 5 year olds scalp.help!?

Sign of Infection: Infection- visit primary doctor for any evidence of yellow crusting open lesions to make sure there is no underlying infection. These infections may be treated with either topical antibiotics such as bactroban (mupirocin) and may even need oral antibiotic course. ...Read more

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What could cause painful, oozing eczema on my 5 year olds scalp? What should I do?

What could cause painful, oozing eczema on my 5 year olds scalp? What should I do?

Sign of Infection: Infection- visit primary doctor for any evidence of yellow crusting open lesions to make sure there is no underlying infection. These infections may be treated with either topical antibiotics such as bactroban (mupirocin) and may even need oral antibiotic course. ...Read more

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My son is 6 mos old and has eczema on his scalp, what is the best thing to help him stop itching?

Proper care: Itching is a part of eczema. Once eczema is under control, itching should abate. In case of severe eczema, antihistamine is often prescribed in addition to steroid cream. Consultation with your baby's primary care doctor is advised. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause eczema on scalp?

Can lupus cause eczema on scalp?

No.: They are two unrelated diseases. Eczema is quite common so the combination would not be unusual! ...Read more

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I have eczema since I was born. And my scalp is a littke scaly. Is there any remedy that can cure my illness?

I have eczema since I was born.  And my scalp is a littke scaly.  Is there any remedy that can cure my illness?

Control: Eczema is tough to control or erradicate, but can be controlled with certain meds. See a derm for the best rx for your condition, and you may be pleasantly surprised. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have always had eczema at base of hairline/scalp just above nexk ever since bith. It gets so itchy it bleeds. Any remedies/ tips?

Eczema: I suppose you have already seen derm and know this is eczema. Control can be achieved by increasing potency of steroid and using a liquid or foam rather than ointment. Medication must get to scalp to be effective. Tacrolimus may be used as a steroid sparing agent. However, most patients with eczema refractory to treatment are actually not using meds as prescribed and following standard skin care. ...Read more

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I would like a remedy for my daughter's scalp eczema/infection?

Uncommon: Scalp eczema is uncommon. It would be more likely to be something else. Consider that she may have seborrhea, which is often much better with dandruff shampoos. Another thought is that she may have tinea capitis, which is a fungal infection of the scalp also known as ringworm. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis on my scalp & eczema on the rest of my body, how to treat it?

I have psoriasis on my scalp & eczema on the rest of my body, how to treat it?

See a dermatologist.: The best way is to see a dermatologist and have that doctor initiate and monitor treatment. ...Read more

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I think that I have eczema on my scalp. I also feel like my hair is thinning in these areas, is this possible? What should I do?

I think that I have eczema on my scalp. I also feel like my hair is thinning in these areas, is this possible? What should I do?

??diagnosis??: Although eczema probably affects some in the scalp I haven't seen it. Crusty areas with hair loss may be a fungal infection that requires specific treatment. Hair loss can be stopped & reversed if an accurate DX & treatment are obtained. ...Read more

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I've always had eczema on my scalp; the severity of it differs & right now, it hurts bad, is mistaken for dandruff & my doc doesn't give good advice?

I've always had eczema on my scalp; the severity of it differs & right now, it hurts bad, is mistaken for dandruff & my doc doesn't give good advice?

See a dermatologist: Eczema that becomes painful could be infected, especially if increased redness, open sores, or pustules (pimple-like bumps). Or maybe it isn't eczema; the location isn't typical. Psoriasis commonly involves the scalp and is easily mistaken for dandruff. Psoriasis usually isn't painful, but like eczema can become infected. See a dermatologist soon; avoid creams or other treatment before being seen. ...Read more

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I have eczema and over the past couple years I've had it on my scalp. Been using medicated shampoo makes it worse. Are there any other options for me?

I have eczema and over the past couple years I've had it on my scalp. Been using medicated shampoo makes it worse. Are there any other options for me?

Of course: Begin with a visit to a skin specialist. Is it eczema? Eczema on your scalp? WHICH shampoo, "medicated" with WHAT? Where else is the eczema? What do you do about it? A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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How can I treatment scalp psoriasis or eczema?

How can I treatment scalp psoriasis or eczema?

See details: Try a coal tar shampoo such as Denorex, PsoriaTrax or Betatar on a daily basis. If they do not work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to treat eczema of scalp? I have a very itchy scalp. Please help!

You can try dandruff: Shampoos but if not enough or avocado oil to scalp overnight with shower cap, you need to see derm for prescription strength topicals to clear the itching and treat skin ...Read more

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Can selsun blue cure my scaly scalp. I have eczema?

Seb Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis (seb-o-ree-ik der-muh-ti-tis) is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Selsun blue will help seborrheic dermatitis which is what you have. ...Read more

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Got flakes on my scalp, eyebrows, and nose, do I have eczema or scalp dermatitis or what?

Got flakes on my scalp, eyebrows, and nose, do I have eczema or scalp dermatitis or what?

Seborrheic: You have something called seborrheic dermatitis. Sometimes this can be due to fungal infection as well. Treatments include daily anti-fungal shampoo and sometimes steroid cream as well. For the latter, please consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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I have eczema on my scalp. What are good over-the-counter treatments. Are there good medications that don't hurt my hair.

I have eczema on my scalp. What are good over-the-counter treatments. Are there good medications that don't hurt my hair.

Are you sure?: Are you sure it is eczema??? Eczema elsewhere? If so, what treatment for it? No eczema treatment will hurt your hair. Use something in the shower which is good for dry skin. There are many. Body wash (Dove, Aveeno, (oatmeal) Eucerin, Cetaphil) can be used in the shower for scalp +face as well as the body. Look for a liquid cortisone. If this is not satisfactory, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a hard bone like lump about the size of a dime near the left occipital. Have eczema on my scalp and it has been inflamed recently. What is it?

I have a hard bone like lump about the size of a dime near the left occipital. Have eczema on my scalp and it has been inflamed recently. What is it?

It's a lymph node: Considering that you have eczema on your scalp, it is most likely a lymph node that got stimulated to enlarge. You can tell that it is not a bone by trying to move it under the skin. If it moves, it is not a bone. If your eczema is infected, the lymph node will stay enlarged, I would suggest that you have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more