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Are medicated shampoos more effective than other shampoos?

Are medicated shampoos more effective than other shampoos?

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

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Do medicated shampoos cause hairfall as side effect?

Do medicated shampoos cause hairfall as side effect?

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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Do medicated shampoos work on kid lice?

Do medicated shampoos work on kid lice?

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

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Have flaky scalp, can't use medicated shampoos, what can I try?

Have flaky scalp, can't use medicated shampoos, what can I try?

Topical steroids: Topical steroids help control this but are prescription. Topical antifungal shampoo Nizoral (ketoconazole) will also help. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Medicated shampoos allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Medicated shampoos allergy?

Medicated shampoos: An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. An allergic reaction to medicated shampoos means that the body is reversing adversely to one or more ingredients in the shampoo. ...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.

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

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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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Eyes have white scales like dandruff all the time, tried medicated shampoos, don't work. Petroleum jelly before sleep temp helps?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Try some lotion: Sounds like you may have some skin irritation from dryness. Try using some some lotion like Eucerine or Lubriderm on the dry areas of your scalp and see if this helps. If not you might want to consult a dermatologist ...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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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.

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

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Is there any types of shampoo or medications for alopecia?

Depends on: Cause. If infection is cause, you need to control it. If local trauma is cause, you need to eliminate it. If it is hormone related, you need to adjust your hormones. If you and your dermatologist cannot find a cause, sometimes it is not treatable. ...Read more

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What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

What is the best medication, lotion, or shampoo for skin allergies?

Several: There are several over the counter lines of products that are hypoallergenic. Try vanicream and exederm. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old. I have severe hair fall problem. Is there any medication or any shampoo that can stop hair fall.?

I am 22 years old. I have severe hair fall problem. Is there any medication or any shampoo that can stop hair fall.?

See your doc: Before trying any shampoos, you should have a visit with a dermatologist. You also should schedule a PCP visit to have your thyroid tested. Make sure to mention any changes in diet or in your environment as well as whether you have been under severe emotional or physical stress. ...Read more

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What can I do with seborrhoea dermatitis on my skull I already used all kind of shampoo no changes what kind of medication I can use?

What can I do with seborrhoea dermatitis on my skull I already used all kind of shampoo no changes what kind of medication I can use?

Medicated shampoo: You have tried shampoos, but maybe a medicated rx shampoo like Nizoral (ketoconazole) would be your best bet. This medicated shampoo is effective, and can be used periodically for continued future outbreaks. Best wishes. ...Read more

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For 6 years I have been getting extremely thick patches of dry skin at the back of my scalp. Special shampoos don't work is there any oral medication?

Scalp Psoriasis: Scalp psoriasis is a common skin disorder that produces raised, reddish, and often scaly patches. It can appear as one or multiple patches on the scalp, affect the entire scalp, and spread beyond the scalp to the forehead, back of the neck, or behind the ears.
Medications include soriatane, (acitretin) biologics, or methotrexate. ...Read more

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Hi, I am suffering from androgenetic alopecia (severe). Prescribed medication finasteride1, capixl gel, kerawash shampoo. Will there be any side effects?

Hi, I am suffering from androgenetic alopecia (severe). Prescribed medication finasteride1, capixl gel, kerawash shampoo. Will there be any side effects?

Well-tolerated: These medications usually don't produce any side-effects. Your options are medication, surgery, or embracing your masculinity and your genetics. Good looks in a man is 95% physical fitness -- photoguy isn't complaining. The choice is yours. ...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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Can you tell me some drug store shampoos that are citric acid free. Thank you?

Can you tell me some drug store shampoos that are citric acid free. Thank you?

Multiple: Johnson's baby shampoo, any baby shampoo, Dove or Aussie. Pleae consult your pharmacist. ...Read more