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Scalp redness, in which builds up of dead skin that feels like small bumps. Tried eczema shampoos and seborrhoeic dermatitis shampoos. Is it dryscalp?

Scalp redness, in which builds up of dead skin that feels like small bumps. Tried eczema shampoos and seborrhoeic dermatitis shampoos. Is it dryscalp?

Its NOT eczema: I think you have PSORIASIS from the way you describe your scalp. See a Dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis since the treatment is different. In the meantime you can try SELSUN Shampoo (OTC) Be Well ...Read more

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My daughter 2 years constantly itches her head but no dendruff or eczema, changed several shampoos. What can it be?

My daughter 2 years constantly itches her head but no dendruff or eczema, changed several shampoos. What can it be?

Head lice? ringworm?: Itchy scalp can mean many things, including treatable causes, such as head lice (pediculosis capitis) or ringworm (tinea capitis. I would start by bringing your daughter to see her doctor, who may find a treatable cause, or may recommend therapeutic shampoos for conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, or creams for eczema. ...Read more

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What's the best shampoo for eczema? I currently use Dove Unscented Body Wash. I have Dermarest Psoriasis shampoo.

What's the best shampoo for eczema? I currently use Dove Unscented Body Wash. I have Dermarest Psoriasis shampoo.

Vanicream: Gentle cleansing washes/shampoos in the sensitive skin formulation include: Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Cerave. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Make sure to take short, lukewarm showers, pat away excess water and immediately apply moisturizer/sealer. ...Read more

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What's the best shampoo for Eczema? Head and Shoulders, Selsun Blue, Clear or soap?

Find the cause: Shampoos might be more appropriate if its actually seborrhea. Eczema calls for a search as to its cause and correcting whatever it is -- you may even be allergic to a hair care product. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a shampoo if I have eczema?

What should I look for in a shampoo if I have eczema?

Nondrying shampoo: Look for shampoos that advertise they are "mild" and "nonfragranced". Shampoos that contain conditioners are worth a look as are non drying body washes avoid "dandruff" shampoos because as a rule they are drying. ...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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My daughter has eczema, what are good soaps/shampoos to use? She's 4 yrs old. Is aveeno (oatmeal) great?

Suggested products: I like cetaphil cleanser for eczema - it is a non-soap cleanser and does not strip away the moisture the skin needs yet still cleans. Shampoos? Something mild - i would still do j and j baby shampoo - assuming the skin issue is not on the scalp. ...Read more

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My 22 month old daughter has eczema, and we use cetaphil lotion and body wash, but she scratches the back of her head. What shampoo should I use?

My 22 month old daughter has eczema, and we use cetaphil lotion and body wash, but she scratches the back of her head.  What shampoo should I use?

Itchy scalp: I've found that aveeno (oatmeal) makes great products for eczema. The key is to use hypoallergenic products with minimal alcohol. Try to find products which are colorless and without perfume. ...Read more

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I have been treated for ecema for a few years but it still bugs me very now and then though I have been given special scalp shampoo and cream. I?

I have been treated for ecema for a few years but it still bugs me very now and then though I have been given special scalp shampoo and cream. I?

Weeds in the garden: Eczema is not curable, but it is controllable. I tell my patients that it's like weeds in the garden: when it's there, you treat it, when it's not, you don't. If your "special" shampoo and cream control your eczema when it recurs, great. If not, ask your doctor for different ones, until you find the combination that works best for you. ...Read more