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Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...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
Dryness or seb derm: I try to distinguish between flaking and dandruff caused by dryness, which i'd treat with a gentle, fragrance-free shampoo and perhaps reduced frequency of shampooing, and seborrheic dermatitis, which is more often associated with oiliness and a 'greasy scale', which i'd treat with a medicated shampoo containing zinc, or tar, or selenium sulfide, or salicylic acid, or ketoconazole. ...Read more
Which one is best for hairs?
1)- clear shampoo
2)- headershoulder shampoo
6) dove soap
Yes: Use max 2-3 times a week. Any more will dry your hair out ...Read more
Drugstore: Go to the drugstore and look at the various types of shampoos and conditioners that are available. Some of them are meant specifically for dry and frizzy hair. Try one of them and see if they work. ...Read more
I have fine, long,color treated hair. Have seborheic dermatitis. Can I use coconut oil/ conditioner b4 washing w/ coal tar shampoo? Shampoo is harsh!
What color????????: Black? Blonde? Red? Other? Tar shampoo is not favored by many and may influence hair color because it is black. Why coconut oil? DHS makes a shampoo and conditioner for dyed hair. Why Metrogel? This is not a treatment for seborrhea. Ketoconazole, Zinc pyrethium, and Selenium Sulfide are much more popular with people treating seborrhea. ...Read more
very dry scalp..oil caused dandruff.tried ANT-DD shampoo but dry scalp Will steam treatment help to control dry scalp? any home remedies?
No steam: Use natural oil massaged at night , sampo 2-3 times a wk. ...Read more
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
Dry eye: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If persistent contact lens intolerance persists, i will typically place bilateral lower lid plus and/or start restasis. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You Can: Head and shoulders typically has selenium sulfide in it which has a different mechanism of action that Nizoral (ketoconazole-an antifungal). These topicals are typically used to treat seborrheic dermatitis/dandruff. Because each works differently, you may get more of an affect using both. Good luck! ...Read more
Can Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo treat itchy dry scalp? I've tried head & shoulders and jason tea tree shampoo, but the itchyness and dryness still come back.
Nizoral (ketoconazole) could work: But this is primarily intended to treat fungal infections. Have you seen a dermatologist to ensure that this is not a condition other that may benefit from a more specific therapy? ...Read more
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