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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sure: As long as it's not irritating, it should be fine. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
For my atopic dermatitis, is baby shampoo safe? scalp is itchy... feel scared after reading 2012 baby shampoo chemical news, is baby shampoo okay?
I'm using ketoconazole 2% for twice a week but which shampoo is best for atopic dermatitis itchy flaky scalp for daily uses ?
Increase usage: You can use the shampoo seven days a week without any difficulty. ...Read more
Which shampoo do I use if scalp is itchy, sore, bleeding(yellow, orange), I have atopic dermatitis and also had difficult time after dying my hair ?
Fragrance free: You need to use a fragrance free shampoo, but you also need to have your scalp looked at by a dermatologist as you need to treat the ongoing problem with your skin. ...Read more
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more
Sometimes: Eczema is in the same group of conditions as allergies and asthma, and can run in families the way they do. It can occur without a family history, though. Also, similar rashes can be caused by contact with irritants or certain metals if you're allergic to them. Use sensitive skin cleanser, avoid bathing in very hot water, and use sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily.See your doc if you need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moisturise: Eczema is a dry / itchy skin condition caused by impaired barrier function rendering the skin more sensitive. The mainstay of treatment is regular daily emollient / moisturiser to nourish the skin and improve its barrier function. Moisturise the whole body. Intermittent targeted use of corticosteroid ointment can be used for flare ups. Caution with soaps. www.dermnetnz.org/topics/atopic-eczema/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it can be.: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma, allergies (hay fever), and eczema. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. It can occur in any age, most often it affects infants and young children. ...Read more