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Can I use a olive oil moisturizing hair spray daily with a flaky itchy scalp condition? (also using medicated shampoo twice per week)

Can I use a olive oil moisturizing hair spray daily with a flaky itchy scalp condition? (also using medicated shampoo twice per week)

Folk medicine: Try Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo for few weeks, twice week, probably you have some kind of fungal scalp condition. There are several folk medicine formulations which I don't know if it works. ...Read more

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For 6 months I've acne-like condition on the back of my head. Tender spots, tiny scabs if I scratch them too much. Capasal shampoo helps a bit. Ideas?

For 6 months I've acne-like condition on the back of my head. Tender spots, tiny scabs if I scratch them too much. Capasal shampoo helps a bit. Ideas?

Office visit: This may be anything from a psoriasis variant to a folliculitis. This sort of thing is best handled in a family physician or dermatologist's office -- if my online experiences have taught me anything, it's not to try to second-guess a rash that I can't see in person. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best medicated shampoo for head lice?

What is the best medicated shampoo for head lice?

1% Lindane shampoo: Two treatments, a week apart, provide a good result. In case of treatment failure (resistant lice), Malathion should be considered. ...Read more

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I have some red bump in the middle of my head for more than three months, I used medicated shampoo and other things and it not working. I don't k?

I have some red bump in the middle of my head for more than three months, I used medicated shampoo and other things and it not working. I don't k?

A picture is worth..: ..a thousand words. There are NUMEROUS causes of a red skin bump. Perhaps most likely is a small hemangioma/blood vessel proliferation or tiny blood vessel injury. Other possibilities: an infected pimple, eczema/dry skin, contact allergy (touching something irritating). Submit a picture to HealthTap or see your Doctor/Dermatologist for diagnosis; 3 months is long enough to wonder:) ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of head lice without medicated shampoo?

Is there a way to get rid of head lice without medicated shampoo?

Yes: There are many unproven methods you can try; mayonnaise, eucerin cream with a hair drier, tea tree oil, and many more you can find on the internet. The only fool proof method I know that doesn't involve medicines is to shave the head. Lice require a hair length of at least half and inch to lay their eggs (nits) and reproduce. ...Read more

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Suffering with dandruff problems with frequent hair falls. I have been using a medicated shampoo with zpto & ketoconazole content but has been useless?

Dandruff: Dandruff is not dry scalp, but an inflammatin of the scalp that produces flaking skin, and often redness and itch. The two major causes of dandruff are seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. Seb derm is easier to treat with dandruff shampoos. Psoriasis needs stronger treatments like tgel, tsal shampoos and a coal tar lotion and a cortisone lotion. You need to treat it every day, and icannot stop. ...Read more

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I have flakes in my hair so I started using (iselsun blue medicated shampoo). After a week my hair smells real bad. What can I do to get rid of.

I have flakes in my hair so I started using (iselsun blue medicated shampoo). After a week my hair smells real bad. What can I do to get rid of.

Change shampoo: If you do not like the smell of selsun, there are numerous other dandruff shampoos. Try head and shoulders, nizoral, (ketoconazole) dhs, t-sal. You fail to indicate if selsun cleared the flakes. If otc shampoo does not clear it, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I know if my scalp folliculitis is improving? I'm using medicated shampoo which reduces the itching but there's still pus and skin flaking.

How do I know if my scalp folliculitis is improving? I'm using medicated shampoo which reduces the itching but there's still pus and skin flaking.

Consult PCP: You may need both oral antibiotics and topical skin antibiotics. The shampoo was not not specified, but medicated shampoo is always helpful. ...Read more

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I'm having hair falls, dry and damage thyroid function is fine. Always confuse with shampoos. Any medicated shampoo or vitamins recommends??

I'm having hair falls, dry and damage thyroid function is fine. Always confuse with shampoos. Any medicated shampoo or vitamins recommends??

Get your thyroid: Checked soon. Best to reverse engineer and find the actual cause. Then, treat the cause, so that the symptoms will disappear. Don't do the converse. There are no medicated shampoos for hair loss. Best you can do is see your doctor, and be placed on get you thyroid function treated soon. ...Read more

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Should I use head and shoulders conditioner after washing Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

Should I use head and shoulders conditioner after washing Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

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

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I have itchy red spots on my scalp and also have flaking skin coming off my head. I use biolage shampoo and conditioner... What do I do?

Depends: Your condition may be seborreic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis. These conditions are at either end of the spectrum and psoriasis is generally more severe w silvery scale and redness. Both conditions do best with rx shampoo like clobetasol to reduce inflammation. If its seb derm, an rx anti fungal shampoo is also good. Otc zinc or selenium shampoo are good but rx are better. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use a medicated shampoo like a regular shampoo even when you fix your scalp problem?

Is it okay to use a medicated shampoo like a regular shampoo even when you fix your scalp problem?

No,: Ask your doctor if a maintenance application would benefit but there are many different medicated shampoos some more toxic than others ...Read more

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If I have tenia versicolor is there a good medicated shampoo?

If I have tenia versicolor is there a good medicated shampoo?

Yes: Tinea versicolor is usually a collection of light, dark, or pink spots on the upper shoulders/back/chest, and arms. Use head and shoulders, nizoral, (ketoconazole) or selsun blue, as a body wash and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing. Repeat this 3 times a week. ...Read more

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I have a very flaky scalp. Medicated shampoo or other product?

I have a very flaky scalp. Medicated shampoo or other product?

More lather time: Many over-the-counter shampoos will help with a flaky scalp, including selsun blue, head and shoulders, t-sal/t-gel, and ketoconazole. Lather up the scalp and leave it on for at least 10 minutes. Count on the clock or listen to about 3 songs on the radio (sing along!). Do this every night for about 2 weeks then about 2-3 times a week. If that doesn't help, you may need a prescription steroid. ...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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Will medicated shampoos work on head lice?

Will medicated shampoos work on head lice?

Head lice: Usually yes. In some cases cutting the hair may be needed. Remember the shampoo will have to used daily for quite some time. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of head lice with medicated shampoos?

Can you get rid of head lice with medicated shampoos?

Yes: Rid, and other over the counter shampoos for lice work in most cases. Eggs are harder to get rid of. Wide tooth comb with vinegar on cotton ball will help remove eggs. ...Read more

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When dealing with dandruff, what is a best solution for an OTC medicated shampoo, one with Salicylic Acid or Coal Tar? What are notable differences?

When dealing with dandruff, what is a best solution for an OTC medicated shampoo, one with Salicylic Acid or Coal Tar? What are notable differences?

Varies: Different people find different things work on regular dandruff. (You didn't mention selenium... one of the milder ones). OTC Salicylate AND/or COAL TAR are pretty harsh. Generally we go with milder and work up. If there is eczema (red itching rash) elsewhere, an anti-inflammatory is a better direction to go. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of head lice without prescription medicated shampoos?

Maybe: Some swear to effectiveness of a pickling vinegar used as a wash/rinse daily for a week. The acidic material loosens the nits, which should be removed by a nit comb. I suppose you could try, and go to an alternative treatment, if you were not happy with the results. ...Read more

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I’ve tried almost EVERYTHING but my hair is still dry and frizzy, It’s bad. I use Hairfinity shampoo & conditioner and it’s working but I need help.

I’ve tried almost EVERYTHING but my hair is still dry and frizzy, It’s bad. I use Hairfinity shampoo & conditioner and it’s working but I need help.

Dry hair: Some medical conditions can lead to dry hair and other skin problems. if your hair is unusually dry, see your doctor to make sure there isn't another medical concern that is contributing. ...Read more

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2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner or both of them seperatly. Which one is the best of hair?

I don't think this: Is a medical question; I don't think there is any actual medical science on this. In general, you don't need conditioner on your scalp unless it is very dry, so a separate conditioner can be more easily applied to the mid-to-ends of the hair shaft. Don't pick based on price, fragrance or foaming. Try various products until you find one that makes your hair look great and feel good:) ...Read more