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Is there a medicine for psoriasis in scalp area?

Is there a medicine for psoriasis in scalp area?

Scalp Psoriasis: There are a few medications for scalp psoriasis. Relief, but not cures. Tar shampoos (t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar) and several prescription shampoos containing cortisone derivatives, such as clobex shampoo. Derma-smoothe fs, taclonex, and more are available. Very pricey and you need a prescription from your doctor to get them. Best luck! ...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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I wonder if there's some medicine I can take as my skin is very oily especially my scalp and face? Or is it a diet thing and just avoid oily food? Which I did already but it seems not working?

I wonder if there's some medicine I can take as my skin is very oily especially my scalp and face? Or is it a diet thing and just avoid oily food? Which I did already but it seems not working?

OILY SKIN FACE SCALP: WASH YOUR FACE WITH AN ACNE WASH.
SHAMPOO YOUR HEAD ONCE DAILY WITH A TAR SHAMPOO.
CUT DOWN ON ALL NUTS, CHOCOLATE, AND DAIRY PRODUCTS FOR TWO OR THREE WEEKS.
SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
IF NO BETTER, PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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18yrs: is sebo_psoriasis on scalp genetic? Causes for it? Is there a permanant solution for it? Other than medicines, what else can we do to improve? Diet

18yrs: is sebo_psoriasis on scalp genetic? Causes for it? Is there a permanant solution for it? Other than medicines, what else can we do to improve? Diet

Scalp Psoriasis: It is generally believed that psoriasis comes about as a combination of genetic, immune and environmental causes. It also has a tendency to run in families. Severe scalp psoriasis sometimes warrants treatment with tablets or injections such as methotrexate, ciclosporin, Acitretin or biologic agents. Patients should be under the care of an experienced dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for scalp acne?

What is the best medicine for scalp acne?

Depends on cause: Acne is not common on the scalp, but more likely at the edges and around the face and back because it is a problem of certain sweat glands. But several things can aggravate the hair follicles and make them act like pimples. Caution with your shampoos/conditioners as chemicals can cause it. Fungal infections can be a cause-selenium shampoos can help this.Psoriasis and other conditions look like acne. ...Read more

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Does aforvir medicine helps scalp pimples?

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Does aforvir medicine helps scalp pimples?

No: Pimples would be a sign of follicular occlusion; aforvir may help the itching, but the pimples would be unaffected. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for bad smell of hair scalp?

What is the medicine for bad smell of hair scalp?

OTC products: Over the counter shampoos which may help include head & shoulders, nizoral, (ketoconazole) selsun blue or neutrogena t/sal. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for scalp psoriasis for a 65 year old women?

What is the best medicine for scalp psoriasis for a 65 year old women?

Many: Good options, typically steroid base, but if affecting other body areas with or without inflammatory arthritis you may benefit better from small molecule or biologic therapies. ...Read more

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Irritating dermatitis on scalp can be treated with homeopathic medicines?

Irritating dermatitis on scalp can be treated with homeopathic medicines?

NEVER: No homeopathic remedies are of any value except as expensive placebos. There are no exceptions. Do not waste your money. There are useful treatments depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have pseudopelade from last 45 days. Some patches are seen on my scalp. Can any medicine stop them. Do I get new hair on patches.

Hair loss: Pseudopelade is an extremely rare hair loss condition which mainly affects women. The gender ratio for sufferers is three women to every man. There is no known cause for Pseudopelade and the jury remains divided over whether it is an auto-immune disorder or the result of genetics. As so little is known about Pseudopelade, both in general and specifically, there is no real course of treatment. ...Read more

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I have dandruff problem. I have used all types of shampoo and medicine but nothing works. In my scalp there is layer of thick white flacks...

I have dandruff problem. I have used all types of shampoo and medicine but nothing works. In my scalp there is layer of thick white flacks...

Thick Flakes/Scalp: You may not have dandruff but a scalp condition called psoriasis. You could also have a scalp fungal infection. You need to see a doctor to make sure of your diagnosis as the above conditions are treated different than dandruff. ...Read more

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My child got lice and the medicine has made her scalp dry and torn. What can I do?

Hard to say...: ...without knowing what medicine are you using, how much and how often being applied, and seeing the scalp in person. First, I'd check the directions make sure it's being applied correctly--for example, most common treatments are to be left in only 10 minutes before being rinsed out! That said, dry scalp is a common side effect. Between treatments, a little Vaseline to the dry areas would help. ...Read more

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She is 22 and she face dandruff, rough hair and itching on scalp please suggests some drug. .. Thanks & regards?

She is 22 and she face dandruff, rough hair and itching on scalp please suggests some drug. .. Thanks & regards?

Please see doctor: Rough hair may actually be coarse hair, suggesting low thyroid hormone. Also, dandruff could be dry, scaly skin, another sign of low thyroid.

Look for other symptoms as listed in this link:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hypothyroidism/ds00353/dsection=symptoms

please see a doctor for a full history and physical as well as blood tests as appropriate. ...Read more

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My friend got the problem of dry scalp. He uses antidandruff shampoo every two days. Please suggest any medicines for dry scalp problem.?

My friend got the problem of dry scalp. He uses antidandruff shampoo every two days. Please suggest any medicines for dry scalp problem.?

Rotating medicines: Seborrheic dermatitis, or inflammatory dandruff, is best treated by alternating a variety of anti-dandruff shampoos, such as zinc pyrithione (ex head and shoulders), selenium sulfide, a tar-based shampoo (like t-gel) or ciclopirox (loprox). Shampoo is applied to wet hair, and left for 5-10 minutes and then rinsed.

Despite its dry appearance, the hair should be washed frequently. ...Read more

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Sir my hair is falling very fast you can say because of dandruf so please tell me any medicine name which I can use and it keep my scalp clear from these disorders (Dandruf).

Sir my hair is falling very fast you can say because of dandruf so please tell me any medicine name which I can use and it keep my scalp clear from these disorders (Dandruf).

See a dermatologist: There are dandruff shampoos readily available which can be used in your shower every day. Not all hair loss is the same. When you go for evaluation, bring copies of any blood tests, bring any shampoo or anything used on scalp. Bring all meds, vitamins, or anything else used in recent weeks. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medicine can I use for ringworm on the scalp on a 7 year old child?

What over-the-counter medicine can I use for ringworm on the scalp on a 7 year old child?

Won't fix it: When the scalp is invaded by the germ of ringworm it gets into the root system of the hair, far too deep for superficial creams or lotions to kill it all. They can attack the exposed fungus, but the root associated germ just replaces what is affected by the creams. See your doc for proper diagnosis. This commonly takes a month or more of oral anti-fungal meds. ...Read more

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I m using topical 5%minoxidine on scalp for hair growth. Is this sufficient treatment for this or any drug that I cn take for this without sideffcts?

I m using topical 5%minoxidine on scalp for hair growth. Is this sufficient treatment for this or any drug that I cn take for this without sideffcts?

Hair Loss: The two most effective medications to treat hair loss are Minoxidil and propecia (finasteride). Parients who take these medications together grow more hair than those patients that just use one of the medications. ...Read more

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I have too much itchy on my head scalp from last 6 months. I used all shampoos, but it didn't stop. I got medecines and also used many oils for messa?

Have your PCP look: At it to determine what types of scales, or flakes or dandruff yours scalp is producing? Also, refrain from using harsh shampoos, conditioners, treatments on your scalp that could be irritating it, and/or color dyes, and other harsh chemicals that could be irritating your scalp. If you don't get anywhere with your PCP, then seek a dermatologist, who can help you. Also, changing your diet can help! ...Read more

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What type of medicine do u recommend me for chronic bacterial infection of my scalp?

What type of medicine do u recommend me for chronic bacterial infection of my scalp?

SCALP INFECTION: HOW LONG IS "CHRONIC"?
HAVE YOU SEEN A DERMATOLOGIST?
BEST SUGGESTION IS TO SEE ONE. . . AND SOON.
GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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I have psorisis on my nails&scalp. I'm currently on methotrexate and the results aren't anything significant. Will the parenteral medicine work better?

I have psorisis on my nails&scalp. I'm currently on methotrexate and the results aren't anything significant. Will the parenteral medicine work better?

MTX should only be: Used subcutaneously! You avoid the stomach and liver seeing 100's of times more because of the first pass effect of oral. Liver toxicity is lessened, as are GI issues!

There is no role for oral, a more expensive and less effective form. There are a myriad of other drugs for psoriasis! ...Read more

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Thanks guys for helping. I was told certain places do hair drug test for up to 3months if from the scalp but for body hair one year why is this?

Thanks guys for helping. I was told certain places do hair drug test for up to 3months if from the scalp but for body hair one year why is this?

Body hair: The growth rates for body are considerably slower than the hair from your head. Most body hair is replaced in about one year. It is challenging to precisely represent the time period of a standard screen with body hair so substances may be detected in body hair for up to 1 year after the substance left the blood stream. Www. Ipassedmydrugtest. Com/hair_drug_test_faq. Asp
best wishes. ...Read more

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I put a lice cure medicine, but then the very back of my scalp was burning me like crazy, then a week later my skin started peeling off, what's happenin?

I put a lice cure medicine, but then the very back of my scalp was burning me like crazy, then a week later my skin started peeling off, what's happenin?

Allergy: I believe you had an allergic reaction to the lice medicine. This would be uncommon to come from lice itself. Do not use the medication again. Good luck ...Read more