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Can olive oil cure dandruff?

Can olive oil cure dandruff?

NO: Olive oil may make the dandruff worse! dandruff can be cured by shampooing often. (daily if possible) and with a tar shampoo such as t-gel or tarsum or head & shoulders (all are over the counter). I have no financial interest in these. ...Read more

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Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more


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Fish oils and eczema?

Fish oils and eczema?

Listen to body: Fish oils are anti-inflammatory but some people are allergic to fish. I would try pure vit d oil in medium chain triglycerides topically on eczema and see if this helps. People with eczema have dry skin. Fish oil, cod liver oil, and evening primrose oil ingested can help dry skin if tolerated. ...Read more

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Cure seborrheic dermatitis with coconut oil?

Cure seborrheic dermatitis with coconut oil?

No: The resident fungus (pityrosporum orbicularis) on most normal skin can cause seborrhea on some people. This fungus thrives on oil especially olive oil. Thus the less oil on the fact , the better. ...Read more

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Can jojoba oil treat scalp ringworm?

Can jojoba oil treat scalp ringworm?

Not likely: Jojoba oil is actually a mixture of long chain monounsaturated liquid wax esters. They are structurally different from triglycerides. Although it has been shown to have some antibacterial activity in test tubes, not aware of clinical trials showing efficacy against ringworm. Your friendly pharmacist can guide you to numerous otc meds effective against superficial fungal infections. ...Read more

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In addition to dandruff shampoo, what else helps dry, itchy scalp? Hydrocortisone? Olive oil?

In addition to dandruff shampoo, what else helps dry, itchy scalp? Hydrocortisone? Olive oil?

Dry scalp: If your scalp is dry and itchy it is always possible that your shampoo is the cause. Some of the components in all shampoos can cause an allergic or irritant contact dermatitis. Topical steroids can help with the itch and any inflammation but treating the cause is the critical thing to do. ...Read more

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Dandruff and dry scalp?

Dandruff and dry scalp?

Controlling dandruff: 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

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I have fine, long,color treated hair. Have seborheic dermatitis. Can I use coconut oil/ conditioner b4 washing w/ coal tar shampoo? Shampoo is harsh!

I have fine, long,color treated hair. Have seborheic dermatitis. Can I use coconut oil/ conditioner b4 washing w/ coal tar shampoo? Shampoo is harsh!

What color????????: Black? Blonde? Red? Other? Tar shampoo is not favored by many and may influence hair color because it is black. Why coconut oil? DHS makes a shampoo and conditioner for dyed hair. Why Metrogel? This is not a treatment for seborrhea. Ketoconazole, Zinc pyrethium, and Selenium Sulfide are much more popular with people treating seborrhea. ...Read more

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Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

Are fishoils, flaxseed oils, krill oil, cod fish oils beneficial to our health?

Not certain: Since it is so difficult to demonstrate any clear benefit, the answer is that intelligent meal planning is important, but these supplements are probably a waste of money for most people. Glucosamine is clearly a waste of money, yielding the same result as the placebo in the largest and best trials. ...Read more

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Is organic dandruff shampoo strong enuff for seb dermatitis of scalp?

Depends: It depends what is in it. If it doesn't have selenium or ketoconazole, the likelihood of it working is fairly low. ...Read more

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Neutragena t-gel shampoo or soap free tea tree oil cleansing cinditioner, which is better?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Skinny dry dandruff hair?

Dandruff: This responds well to Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Topical steroid solution might help with itching. See your physician to prescribe that. ...Read more

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What are healthy cooking oils besides olive oil?

What are healthy cooking oils besides olive oil?

Healthy cooking oils: Olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, flaxseed oil, corn oil, avacado oil almond oil, hazelnut oil, grapeseed oil, sesame oil and walnut oil avoid these oils coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, saflower oil. ...Read more

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How do oils worsen dandruff condition?

Shouldn't be: The proper oils should help dandruff in terms of loosening scale. ...Read more