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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

Dr. John Chiu
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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 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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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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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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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 have allergy with shampoo my skin is getting as dots some of my skin gets black dots just I use sulfer soup that is less good what to do?

I have allergy with shampoo my skin is getting as dots some of my skin gets black dots just I use sulfer soup that is less good what to do?

Avoid sulfa soap: First you need to change shampoo and in fact sulfa may cause intense local skin reactions if you are allergic to sulfa. A topical cortisone will likely help but you will need to get a rx for it. There may be other causes for your scalp problem especially if the lesions don't itch, . ...Read more

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What to do about an allergy from Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

What to do about an allergy from Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

Avoid it: The best treatment for any allergy is to avoid what you are allergic to.. This is particularly true for drugs. If there was a compelling reason to use a particular drug, an allergist could help. In the case of Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo, there are substitutes. ...Read more

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What to do with our ginea pig - shampoo? We have allergy concerns?

What to do with our ginea pig - shampoo? We have allergy concerns?

Probably not: There is not alot of data on gp allergy, specifically there is no data on washing gp and reducing allergen levels. If one is having allergy symptoms and gp is the culprit then the only definiitive treatment is removal of the pet. Allergy meds can treat symptoms. ...Read more

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Can allergy to shampoo affect lymph nodes on the back of the neck?

Can allergy to shampoo affect lymph nodes on the back of the neck?

Not likely: Allergy to shampoo is of the contact type, and will therefore affect the skin long before it affects the lymph nodes. If you don't have a significant rash all over your scalp (the areas that come into contact with the shampoo), the swollen lymph nodes are probably not related to the shampoo. ...Read more

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I use fragrance free products. ive been patch tested for allergies. still cant find shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions that im not allergic to. ?

I use fragrance free products.  ive been patch tested for allergies.  still cant find shampoo, conditioner, soap or lotions that im not allergic to.  ?

Contact dermatitis: I recommend patients try Vanicream line of soaps, shampoos, etc if they have issues with contact dermatitis with various personal care products. It is devoid of most additives/fragrances and is usually tolerated even in patients with very sensitive skin. Try it out if you haven' t already, good luck! ...Read more

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Can allergy cause me the tingling sensation in my palms.It happens when I use Herbal Essence Shampoo which I am using for the first time...!thanks?

Can allergy cause me the tingling sensation in my palms.It happens when I use Herbal Essence Shampoo which I am using for the first time...!thanks?

Irritation: In the absence of itching, irritation from the shampoo is the more likely answer. A contact allergy to the shampoo does not show symptoms until 24 to 72 hrs later and is often associated with small blisters and intense itching. ...Read more

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If you have a gluten allergy, can topical creams and shampoos with gluten affect you negatively?

If you have a gluten allergy, can topical creams and shampoos with gluten affect you negatively?

No: Celiac disease (gluten sensitivity) is an immune-mediated inflammation of the small intestine caused by sensitivity to dietary gluten and related proteins in people who have a genetic predisposition. These proteins have to be eaten or ingested to cause symptoms therefore topical preparations should not be an issue. ...Read more

Medicated Shampoos Allergy (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Medicated Shampoos (Definition)

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