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Doctor insights on: Coconut Oil For Dry Itchy Scalp

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Applied coconut oil to scalp&hair overnight&covered head withAshirt. Woke up with an itchy scalp especially in the center& it stings! Also small bumps!

Applied coconut oil to scalp&hair overnight&covered head withAshirt. Woke up with an itchy scalp especially in the center& it stings! Also small bumps!

URNowOfficialCoconut: Go wash-out your scalp and hair gently with shampoo then tap dry it with a towel. Go get some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the local drug store and take two capsules every six hours for a few days and see how it goes (it may make you drowsy)If not getting better, or getting worse, get a doctor to look at it ASAP. Check to see if there are any other ingredients in the coconut oil; that may be a clue to what's wrong. ...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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I have hair problem. If I put oil, result in very itchy scalp just 30min. And if I shampoo, result in dry frizzy hair. How make smooth n healthy hair?

I have hair problem. If I put oil, result in very itchy scalp just 30min. And if I shampoo, result in dry frizzy hair. How make smooth n healthy hair?

Change oils/shampoo.: You could have a mild allergy to certain oils or ingredients in the oil. Try a hypoallergenic product for your hair. There are shampoos that do not dry your hair. One of many homemade shampoo formulas is at the following website (copy and paste): http://wellnessmama. Com/3701/natural-shampoo/ ...Read more

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In addition to dandruff shampoo, what else helps dry, itchy scalp? Hydrocortisone? Olive oil?

In addition to dandruff shampoo, what else helps dry, itchy scalp? Hydrocortisone? Olive oil?

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 more

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Is it safe to use tea tree oil on scalp to treat an itchy scalp?

Is it safe to use tea tree oil on scalp to treat an itchy scalp?

Safe: But may be irritating. Also useless, a complete waste of money. Best remedy to be determined by precise diagnosis: exam by dermatologist. Meanwhile try dandruff shampoo such as Head & Shoulders, DHS, Selsun, Nizoral, (ketoconazole) generics. Can also try hydrocortisone, preferably in liquid form. ...Read more

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How often should I apply olive oil or hot oil treatments to my flaky itchy scalp? Neutrogena t-gel and head and shoulders doesn't help

Flaky Scalp: See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. You may have scalp psoriasis and not dandruff in which case you would need prescription medications. ...Read more

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Can I use a olive oil moisturizing hair spray daily with a flaky itchy scalp condition? (also using medicated shampoo twice per week)

Folk medicine: Try Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo for few weeks, twice week, probably you have some kind of fungal scalp condition. There are several folk medicine formulations which I don't know if it works. ...Read more

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What can I use for dry itchy skin? I have tried coconut oil, and after 15 minutes, I'm ashy again. Used Goldbond lotion, didn't work

What can I use for dry itchy skin? I have tried coconut oil, and after 15 minutes, I'm ashy again. Used Goldbond lotion, didn't work

Dry skin: The best treatment for dry skin, assuming no other pathology like hypothyroidism, dehydration, diabetes isn't the cause, is applying a moisturizer like keri lotion after a shower or bath while your skin is still wet. This serves to restore oils and normal moisture to the skin. Avoid very dry environment (too much dry heat, Sun or excess air conditioning. ...Read more

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Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible I'd reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible I'd reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Sounds fungal: Would need more background information as there are several potential causes for rash such as this. However, ruling out fungal infection is at top of list. Coconut oil has good antimicrobial properties and may have helped calm an inflammatory reaction to the infection, but does not seem to have completed the task. Would see a physician to confirm and take antifungal medication. ...Read more

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What are the most effective treatments to take care of dry and itchy scalp?

See your doctor: Your doctor will treat your eczema, psoriasis, or dandruff or what ever the diagnosis may be. With out a diagnosis or cause it is difficult to make a recommendation. ...Read more

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My five-year-old daughter has itchy scalp and it's dry what can I use on it?

See below: Head & shoulders, selsun blue, t gel etc. For shampoos and moisturizing oils massaged into the scalp may help. ...Read more

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My dad has very dry and itchy scalp problem. This causes lot of dandruff. He has tried a lot of things but has never got good results. Need solution.

My dad has very dry and itchy scalp problem. This causes lot of dandruff. He has tried a lot of things but has never got good results. Need solution.

Serious Rx: Address it as if it were seborrheic dermatitis. A mix of antifungals and judicious use of glucocorticoids may prove sufficient; don't forget old classics like sulfur, coal tar, selenium and the various blue shapoos. ...Read more

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Approx 3mm size node on back of neck. Have had for years but seem to feel it better would a dry, itchy scalp cause or is that just a normal size nod?

Approx 3mm size node on back of neck. Have had for years but seem to feel it better would a dry, itchy scalp cause or is that just a normal size nod?

Cyst: Epidermoid cysts are small bumps that develop beneath the skin on your face, neck, trunk and sometimes your genital area. Slow-growing and often painless, they rarely cause problems or need treatment unless they continue to grow. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I've got scabby, flaky, itchy scalp, itchy and dry lips, what's wrong with me?

Dermatitis: You sound like you have a body-wide skin condition which needs evaluation by a dermatologist. Your treatment options may range from oral hydration and topical salves to oral medication to get the skin in better order. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from a dry itchy scalp. Is it ok to wash my hair everyday with head and shoulders, or should I avoid overwashing?

I'm suffering from a dry itchy scalp. Is it ok to wash my hair everyday with head and shoulders, or should I avoid overwashing?

No: Don't wash every day. Just wash 2-3 times a week and use head and shoulders 1-2 times a week. Use a quality shampoo and conditioner too. ...Read more

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Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) baby moisture cream on my dry, itchy scalp? My scalp is dry from using dr. Bronners soap.

Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) baby moisture cream on my dry, itchy scalp? My scalp is dry from using dr. Bronners soap.

Dry Scalp: You can use aveno cream on your scalp. A good conditioner would also be helpful such as avlon keracare dry ; itchy scalp conditioner. ...Read more

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I've been getting dry itchy scalp and chunks of brown crusty stuff that gets stuck to my scalp and hair. I have exzema. And it smells bad

Infection: Eczema patients are prone to staphylococcal infections. The presence of the smell and appearance of the brown crust strongly suggests the pathogenic bacterium staphylococcus aureus. Consult with your physician for the evaluation including skin culture, and appropriate treatment of the eczema and the infection. ...Read more

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Lately I have flakes, sensitive, itchy scalp. What should I do to treat. I used tar shampoo, vorsene nd tea tree. My hair also became dry?

Lately I have flakes, sensitive, itchy scalp. What should I do to treat. I used tar shampoo, vorsene nd tea tree. My hair also became dry?

Consider pre-shampoo: Thank you for your question regarding flakes and dry scalp. Consider as a first step pre-conditioning your hair and scalp with generous swaths of coconut oil - root to tip- before using a gentle baby shampoo. Wash and condition as usual and note the effect for a month.
Increase your intake of water and favor balanced meals.
Let me know how this works for you. ...Read more

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I have itchy sore dry scalp and I've tried all types of oils, greases, shampoos. How can I fix this problem? My hair is a buzz cut.

Itchy Scalp: "itchy scalp can be a frustrating problem. There are several things which can cause it. Dandruff is the most common. Dandruff is caused by overgrowth of yeast on your scalp. The yeast triggers inflammation and itching. It usually causes flaking, but not always. When the scalp is red and flaky from dandruff we often call it seborrheic dermatitis, but the cause is the same. Try clobetasol soln. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a female (22) with thin hair and a Y-shaped bald pattern on the crown. The hair just splits at the crown, what to do? Dry, little itchy scalp

Hi, I am a female (22) with thin hair and a Y-shaped bald pattern on the crown. The hair just splits at the crown, what to do? Dry, little itchy scalp

TurnALossIntoAGain: At 22 years you have a good chance to beat this but you need to see a hair specialist for analysis of your hair and hair follicles, plus some other medical stuff, ASAP. You're shedding more than the usual 100-150 hairs a day. I assume by "Y" pattern you meant a "V, " which is thinning on each temple area, called "male pattern, " for obvious reason. Lotsa causes, lotsa possible cures. See a hair doc! ...Read more

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Can chronic systemic fungal infection (itchy scalp) like candida albican cause pin straight hair to become dry and wavy, or is there no correlation here?

No correlation.: First of all, itchy scalp (seborrheic dermatitis) is not a chronic systemic fungal infection, nor is it due to Candida albicans. It is mostly due to a different yeast called Malassezia. It is only a surface condition, not systemic, and it has no effect on hair shaft texture or moisture content. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp with little pimples. Some seems to have puss & some alteady dried out. Is it bacterial infection? Can it spread to other areas? Infectious?

Itchy scalp with little pimples. Some seems to have puss & some alteady dried out. Is it bacterial infection? Can it spread to other areas? Infectious?

This will need eval.: Recommend assessment by either your family doctor or by a dermatologist. This requires a medical history, visualization and possibly lab testing or biopsy to be able to give you an accurate diagnosis and a good treatment plan. Take care ...Read more

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I've atopic dermatitis I get flaky itchy scalp, bloating dry skin when I eat diary nuts soy pulses fish how to treat becoz I can't eat 90% foods?

I've atopic dermatitis I get flaky itchy scalp, bloating dry skin when I eat diary nuts soy pulses fish how to treat becoz I can't eat 90% foods?

Doubt food allergy: As an adult, it is doubtful that you have so many food allergies to different foods that cause you eczema flares. You need to see an allergist and get tested, to identify your triggers, you may hae environmental triggers that you do not know of, rather than food allergies. ...Read more

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F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?

F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?

Complicated: Your symptoms and lab findings may be consistent with lupus or sjögren's syndrome need more information and more lab studies to make determination hair loss may be a part of either disease. It is important that you see a rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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If you have itchy scalp mild swellen face and dry hands after eating soy diary lentils nuts fish vegetable and fruits is it allergy or intolerance?

If you have itchy scalp mild swellen face and dry hands after eating soy diary lentils nuts fish vegetable and fruits is it allergy or intolerance?

No allergy: If your symptoms scan a variety of food categories and are limited to one area, such as the scalp, you must think of another entity beyond food. You should see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. This is neither food allergy or intolerance. ...Read more