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Medicated Shampoos Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Sometimes.: Medicated shampoos can be helpful for conditions such as psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. These are inflammatory diseases causing symptoms of irritation, scaling, and itching. Shampoos containing corticosteroids can be helpful at alleviating and controlling many of these symptoms. For mild conditions, however, the over the counter shampoos may be all that is necessary. ...Read more
If you mean...: ...Head lice, the only medicated shampoo for that is kwell, but it is banned in at least one state (california). Nix (permethrin) cream rinse is reasonably effective. Elimite cream works better, although it is "off-label". Ovide lotion works well, but it stinks, and is flammable, so be careful. ...Read more
No: Scaly, inflammed scalp can increase shedding. There are other reasons for hairloss including low iron in women, low thyroid, or hormonal abnormalitites. If it persists see dermatologsit for evaluation and blood tests. ...Read more
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How can I clean my scalp if I'm allergic to everything? I can't use medicated shampoos, nor baby shampoos. However, I can use a bar of soap.
Use creamy bar soap: You definitely cannot be allergic to everything, yes you may be reacting to many chemicals included in the shampoos, but unscented ones can be helpful, you can try on a small area first wait for 48 hours, if no reaction continue, otherwise you need to see a dermatologist or an allergist, good luck ...Read more
The sides and crown of my scalp is peeling/shedding skin. My scalp is sensitive and reacts to medicated shampoos. How can I treat the shedding skin?
I tried using 2 different medicated shampoos on my scalp for dandruff but my skin is too sensitive and becomes extremely irritated. What should I do?
???????: If you do not name the products used, how can anyone suggest alternatives? ...Read more
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
Eyes have white scales like dandruff all the time, tried medicated shampoos, don't work. Petroleum jelly before sleep temp helps?
Blepharitis: Sounds like you have blepharitis, sometimes referred to as dandruff of the eyelashes. I have many patient that have problems with baby shampoo scrubs. I recommend ocusoft lid scrubs. If this does not take care of it, then you may need an antibiotic and possibly steroid drop or combination to treat the condition. Oral omega 3's can help the health of the eyelid margin as well. ...Read more
My problem is no matter how many times I wash my hair and use medicated shampoos for psoriasis I still get flaky scalp and painful root folicals why?
Psoriasis is chronic: Unfortunately, psoriasis is treatable, but not curable. Symptoms can be minimized by medications, but intermittent flares should be expected. If your condition has never improved with the previous medical treatment offered to you, reconsider the primary diagnosis of psoriasis. ...Read more
The Clobetasol solution (in conjunction with medicated shampoos) that I use for treating sebhoreic dermititus on my scalp is expensive and ineffective. Amoxycillin (250mg/day) is cheap effective and in the long run dangerous. Suggestions?
Amoxicillin: Suggests that the problem is from an infection and not for seborrhea thus the ineffectiveness from clobetasol. However long-term amoxicillin use will end up getting you infected with a resistant bacteria not to mention the potentially serious infection in your guts. I suggest that you consult a dermatologist. (Are you on any drug which may suppress immune system or do you have diabetes? ...Read more
My scalp around my hairline is dry and I can see the skin peeling. What can I do? I have VERY sensitive skin I was told to avoid 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
Can baby shampoo help with scalp acne nd tiny flakes? I have an extremely sensitive scalp and skin and using medicated shampoos has caused dermatitis.
Special shampoos: I recommend you trying some over the counter shampoos such as Neutrogena T-gel. This has a few ingredients to help with the scalp you are describing. Reads it's instructions so you apply it correctly. ...Read more
I have a nut allergy and am worried about using shampoos & conditioners. Are there nut extracts in them?
Yes: Many hair product will have almond oil or almond extract. Usually, it is prominently on the label. Look for it. ...Read more
Several: There are several over the counter lines of products that are hypoallergenic. Try vanicream and exederm. ...Read more