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Which natural antifungal thing is best for scalp seb der ? Which topical natural remedy is best for scalp seborrheic dermatitis ?
NONE: "Natural" does not mean anything is useful or safe. Lead, cyanide, monoxide, and poison ivy are all natural. There are perfectly good shampoos found everywhere which can be used daily if desired. They include Head & Shoulders, Selsun, Nizolal, and others. The generics are just as good. DHS makes several. T-Sal and T-Gel are in every store. ...Read more
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Topical: If it is a small localized area topical treatments are best. Prevention requires regular medications with the risk of side effects. You can try the over the counter psoriasis creams first. If these do not work you will need to work with a doctor to try other therapies. There is no one perfect treatment for everyone. ...Read more
Olive Oil: Other than the over the counter dandruff shampoo that is available there are prescription strength which can work even more effectively. Since dryness is often due to a dry scalp, rubbing olive oil into the scalp a few times a week can help. I often recommend leaving it in for several hours prior to showering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tinea Versicolor: Topical anti-fungal medications are the treatment of choice for tinea versicolor. The following topical antifungal treatment regimens have been shown to produce a greater than 70% clinical response rate: 2% Ketoconazole Cream applied once daily for 11-22 days 2% ketoconazole shampoo regimen (lathered over affected and surrounding areas and left on for at least 5 minutes for three days. ...Read more
Incurable itchy flaky scalp!!! Have tried selsun blue, prescription creams, coconut oil, stopped shampooing, shampooing daily. Help!
Many types..: Zinc pyrithione based shampoos work well, as tar shampoos (neutrogena), as dose selsun blue and its copies. Also, there are shampoos or scalp lotions that contain salicylic acid, which has a "keratolytic" effect on scales and lifts them off. Finally, local steroids can he also be injected.Pl problem areas, which can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are natural ways to prevent dandruff, without using head and shoulders style shampoo or coal tar shampoo?
Only way: Aloe vera shampoo and tea tree shampoo but doesn't always work by itself. ...Read more
Depends: Dandruff, in and of itself is not a bad thing, lots people have it. However, it is unsightly and can lead to itching along with the scale and flaking. Treatment can reduce all these symptoms. For most people the problem isn't something that can be cured, but it can be controlled. Not sure if that answers your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer