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How do I treat persistant dry scalp?

How do I treat persistant dry scalp?

Dandruff: Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a common disorder that is believed to be caused by a yeast. Most treatments are geared at reducing the yeast. Such treatments include nizoral, (ketoconazole) head and shoulders, and selsun blue. Tar shampoos and corticosteroids can be used as well. This condition rarely results in hair loss. Treating the dandruff, usually clears the dry scalp. One can use scalp oils. ...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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How can you treat a dry flakey scalp at the back of head?

How can you treat a dry flakey scalp at the back of head?

Dandruff: There are several excellent shampooing products which may be helpful to you. Speak to the pharmacist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat dry scalp in teenage boy?

What is the best way to treat dry scalp in teenage boy?

Dry Scalp: Dry scalp is not a serious condition, but it can be bothersome. There are many ways to the ailment, including home remedies and commercial products specially made to control the condition. There are shampoos: t-gel, t-sal, zinc, nizoral, (ketoconazole) selenium sulfide all of which are otc. There are also prescription strength shampoos. ...Read more

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Is it possible to permanently treat an itchy dry scalp? How?

Is it possible to permanently treat an itchy dry scalp? How?

Dry scalp: The dry scalp can be from eczema but also can be from contact dermatitis, if you apply products on your hair. You need to use a vegetable oil to massage your scalp overnight under a shower cap to keep the moisture trapped in your scalp. There are prescription products that you can use too, a dermatologist can guide you. ...Read more

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My two year old has a dry scalp. What can I do to treat this?

Little dab'll do you: Try a little dab of olive oil on the scalp. Think about what you're using to wash your kid's hair. Could the shampoo be drying out the scalp? ...Read more

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What should I do to treat dandruff, dry scalp, and scabs on scalp?

What should I do to treat dandruff, dry scalp, and scabs on scalp?

Dandruff: Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a common disorder that is believed to be caused by a yeast. Most treatments are geared at reducing the yeast. Such treatments include nizoral, (ketoconazole) head and shoulders, and selsun blue. Tar shampoos and corticosteroids can be used as well. This condition rarely results in hair loss. ...Read more

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I have small red painful bumps on my scalp along with dry scalp. Would it be bad if I picked it open? How do I home treat?

I have small red painful bumps on my scalp along with dry scalp.  Would it be bad if I picked it open? How do I home treat?

Foolish?: I am not sure what your red bumps are but if you pick these they could be come infected and could develop a cellulitis. I would see your doc and have him /her review what is ongoing. If the doc can treat it fine otherwise see a derm doc and have them tell you what it is and how treated appropriately. foolish if you home treat ...Read more

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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.

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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What causes a dry scalp?

What causes a dry scalp?

Various causes: Dry scalp, like dry skin may or may not be an inherited tendency that can be aggravated by skin care products or habits. Shampoos particularly dandruff shampoos like most soaps tend to be drying. Washing or bathing in warm to hot water may also cause dry scalp. Living in a dry climate may also aggravate dry skin tendencies. Seborrhea may cause scaly scalp that resembles dry scalp. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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Dry Scalp (Definition)

Dry scalp is simply the appearance of dry skin on your head. Causes may involve environment (dry climate, blowdryer use, certain hair products) or may be related to a skin condition which causes scalp irritation ...Read more