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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
I'm curious as to what is the procedure for cleaning head full of dandruff but without using shampoo or soap.?
I ve white flaky scales & grains all over my scalp. Scalp is too dry even after using shampoo everyday. I use Zinc pyrithone;Ketaconazale shampoo?
Overdoing...: See your doc.....need to be examined and then rt treatment. ...Read more
Long list.: Itchy hair can be caused by dry scalp, seborrhea, irritants (hair products/treatments), skin infections (can be ringworm, lice, scabies), insect bites, skin disorders (psoriasis or eczema, for example)... The list is long, so it is best to have your gp or a dermatologist check it out. ...Read more
Scalp is very smelly, I must wash hair everyday. Used dandruff shampoo and ketoconozale. Doctor has not diagnosed, says keep using shampoo. What is it?
Psoriasis: Psoriasis is one possibility. Treatment of the scalp is difficult because of the particularly thick skin, and often involves topical steroid lotion or a vitamin d preparation like dovonex. Really bad cases may need a biopsy and oral immunosuppressants initially to get the problem under control. See your doctor again or get a referral to a dermatologist if the symptoms are not under control. ...Read more
Coconut allergy (IgE blood test +).Had trouble breathing after using shampoo & body wash. Is this just random asthma symptom or could it be allergy?
If you used a: Product with coconut oil in it, that could be an allergy. There also could be a reaction to tree nuts in someone with a coconut allergy. So look at the ingredients of the products you are using carefully. If you're not sure about something, you can ask your allergist/primary care doctor. ...Read more
I have tinea versicolor it appears as a raised rash using shampoo but drying my skin out terribly is this normal. Feels like a burn healing skin tight?
Normal: Yes, topical anti-fungals are quite astringent and will dry your skin out. Using a moisturiser should help but if it doesn't then speaking to the chemist about an alternative brand of anti-fungal shampoo is an option. Try showering with slightly less hot water as this dries skin out. If it is still a problem, it is possible to take anti fungal tablets but these also have side effects. ...Read more
Not sure: You may have psoriasis or something called seborrhoeic dermatitis. I would recommend seeing a doctor since you may need a cortisone lotionto make your scalp get better. There are also over the counter products to help get rid of the scale. The cortisone lotion or solution would help the scale from reforming. ...Read more
What is your opinion on showering without using soapand shampoo? Can scrubbing with the hands be just as effective?
Better than nothing: Ideally you should use soap and shampoo. I recommend using soap that is natural and free of antimicrobials. If you just scrub without soap you are not cleaning away dirt and odor causing germs/bacteria. Water alone doesn't clean. You must use some type of soap to remove the filth. Same goes for hair. ...Read more
I have lumps on my head that are really painful my also falls off. I'm using medicated shampoo it controls the lumps but its still not going away?
Lumps on scalp: Are typically pilar cysts, but they don't fall off. I don't understand the question ...Read more
I have seb der on my scalp I am using ketoconazole shampoo daily is doing workout worse seb der on scalp. What is tha best time to do workout for sb dr?
I have smelly hair/itchy hair and it started a few weeks ago. I wash it an still two days later back to ick. Even using special shampoo. Help?
Sir I have severe dandruff in my hair and beard. I am using ketakonazole shampoo and also taken fulconazole tablet. But the result is zero.
Eczema: This may be not fungal (which is how you are treating it now), but a form of eczema which could be treated with mild cortisone solutions instead. ...Read more
I have a very oily hair. I am using a shampoo (anti dandruff and for greasy hair) and I keep it on hair for a while but no benefit! What to do?
Greasy Hair: Nexxus exoil normalizing shampoo floats away oil and grime without drying the hair or scalp. The gentle yet, highly effective astringent botanicals, pansy, lemongrass and witch hazel, help to normalize and balance the oil output of the scalp. Jojoba, the remarkable botanical, removes excess sebum from the hair follicle. ...Read more
Shampoo irritation: Symptoms of itching and dryness after using a new product may be irritation to the active ingredient, or coloring or fragrance. Let your doctor know if you need to stop using the shampoo due to discomfort. Another formulation or active ingredient may suit you better. ...Read more
I have dandruff problem due to which hairfall is occurring. How can I stop this? Even I am using Nizoral shampoo fr a day it works nt much help.
Is using ketoconazole shampoo the same as is oral? Does it have lots of side effects? Cancer? What if I want kids one day? Any other fungus safe shamp
Shampoo is safer: Ketoconazole shampoo is much safer than taking ketoconazole by mouth. This is because, when ingested, many of your body systems and organs are exposed to the drug. When you’re using shampoo, only your skin is exposed. Absorption of the drug by the skin is minimal, so there typically are not side effects. The shampoo should not affect your risk of cancer of ability to have children. ...Read more
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
How can I tell the difference between dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis? Is there any harm in using sd shampoo if it's only dandruff?
Pretty much the same: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more
Scalp still inflamed from using a shampoo weeks ago it just gets worse everyday. Also the skin on my neck is red and patchy please help my skin is red?
Dermatitis: Sounds like you originally developed a contact dermatitis from the irritant shampoo. First step in treatment was to stop and avoid the shampoo, which you did I suppose. Then treatment would involve medication to decrease the inflammatory reaction like steroids possibly. A dermatologist would be best to examine you, and determine what rx would be best to treat the issue, good luck. ...Read more
SLES is safe: Generally speaking, the use of sle or sles in shampoos is safe for your hair in the amounts contained in shampoos. There is no evidence that these chemicals which act as both detergents and surfactants harm your hair or your scalp. ...Read more
My hair has been falling out alot, my hair has thinned so much that you can start to see balding spots, would using biotin shampoo help?
Thyroid deficiency: I see that you have had a thyroidectomy. Your thyroid hormones are probably not at the levels that they need to be. Ask your doc to check your thyroid function in greater detail and adjust your thyroid deficiency accordingly. ...Read more
Hello, about tinea versicolor, I know one of the topical treatments is using ketoconazol shampoo daily but how long? 1 month or 1week? Thanks
2 weeks: I recommend 2 weeks. You may want to reuse 2 days per month after that because it has a high recurrence rate. ...Read more
If I'm using a shampoo that contains salicylic acid can I still use my Apple Cider Vinegar rinse or will it clash with the salicylic acid. Tyvm?
No...: They don't clash.......but you should elaborate on why you are using them.....for better answer... ...Read more
Is ketoconozale safe to start using as shampoo on the scalp for possible hair growth? Also in a young 20 year old with very minimum mpb? Stopping safe?
Can a person get a pubic lice infestation from someone that shows no visible signs when using the shampoo?
Question confusing: In general, a person can catch lice from another person only if the second person has lice or eggs that can hatch. It doesn't matter whether or not the infested person shows visible signs of lice, but most lice-infested persons are itching a lot. This question is unclear and doesn't say which shampoo, who's using it, where it's being used, or why someone is getting shampooed. ...Read more
I'm using selsun shampoo for my back, but my wedding is in a month. What kind of pills do you suggest to get rid of tinea asap?
You are using selsun shampoo for tinea versicolor, and if you are getting married and want it cleared fast you can take a short course of itracanazole200mgm everyday for 7days or ketocanazole 400mgm single dose, or flucanozole400mgm single dose
but check with your doctor if it is ok to take and you will need a prescription for these drugs. ...Read more