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Does scales on scalp from scalp psoriasis reduce after taking headbath?

Does scales on scalp from scalp psoriasis reduce after taking headbath?

Psoriasis: Scaling on scalp from psoriasis will be reduced after washing your hair, but will return in a few hours. Shampoos containing 2 or 4% coal tar can help reduce the inflammation that causes the condition. There are many topical treatments for scalp psoriasis. Please see your local doctor to discuss them. ...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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Take chinese herbal medicine together wif diabetes med.(injection n oral) high blood med. , cholesterol med. , and other regard bones med. . Is it ok?

Take chinese herbal  medicine together wif diabetes med.(injection n oral) high blood med. , cholesterol med. , and other regard bones med. . Is it ok?

Be careful: "chinese medicines" are often not what they are supposed to be. "chrysanthemum petals" may be potent steroids or even fungal poisons. Do your best to find out what you are really taking -- and this may be difficult. There are a variety of interesting supplemental / complementary medicines for diabetes available from reputable sources; discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Scalp itch, boils for past 5 yrs. Doc advised Pyrithione Zinc Shampoo. Fine for half a day after shampooing. Scalp itch returns after that. Diff Diag?

Scalp itch, boils for past 5 yrs. Doc advised Pyrithione Zinc Shampoo. Fine for half a day after shampooing. Scalp itch returns after that. Diff Diag?

Scalp Itch: Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting areas of the head and trunk where sebaceous glands are most prominent. Lipophilic yeasts of the Malassezia genus, as well as genetic, environmental and general health factors, contribute to this disorder. You can try prescription Clobetasol Lotion twice a day for itching of the scalp. ...Read more

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Hi i've seborrheic dermatitis on scalp i'm using anti dandruff shampoo daily is doing workout is bad for seborrheic dermatitis please advise thx ..

Hi i've seborrheic dermatitis on scalp i'm using anti dandruff shampoo daily is doing workout is bad for seborrheic dermatitis please advise thx ..

Exercise good: Keep working out. You neglected to identify the shampoo.Is it effective? You can use it every day. If it is not satisfactory a prescription will help you. There are several. A dermatologist knows best what to do. Bring whatever you now use if you go. ...Read more

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Dr's, have scalp psoriasis above ears and rear scalp. Seen derm.4 times. Recent prescription topicort spray. Not working.Have HIV on meds. Any other rx?

Dr's, have scalp psoriasis above ears and rear scalp. Seen derm.4 times. Recent prescription topicort spray. Not working.Have HIV on meds. Any other rx?

Second Opinion: It may be time to get a second opinion from a new dermatologist. Other thoughts I have is that this is more than psoriasis, such as a yeast infection. There are more treatment options than topical products for psoriasis, but they are very expensive and can have lots of side effects. In my office we would probably talk about getting a second expert's advice next. ...Read more

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Does anti dandruff shampoo work?

Does anti dandruff shampoo work?

Yes: Leave on for 10- 15 mins before getting into shower, use daily and rotate shampoos, using a tar based/nizeral/headnshoulders if not helpful see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have an oily scalp and dry hair, used scalp shampoo caused my hair even dry; used mosturised shampoo caused my scalp even oily n itched, help?

I have an oily scalp and dry hair, used scalp shampoo caused my hair even dry; used mosturised shampoo caused my scalp even oily n itched, help?

Brush your hair: Using a natural bristle brush! not synthetic or plastic. Brush hair 50 strokes daily. It will distribute the oil into hair. So no more excess oily scalp and less dry hair. ...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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Could homeopathic med -thuja occidentials and sabal serrulata stops hairfall?

Could homeopathic med -thuja occidentials and sabal serrulata stops hairfall?

Possibly: Thuja occidentalis is one remedy known to help with hair loss. For best results in prescribing Thuja, one would look for more characteristics of the patient than losing hair alone, though. I could not find homeopathic uses of Sabal serrulata (commonly known as Saw Palmetto) in cases of hair loss or baldness. ...Read more

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I've been washing my itchy, sore, scalp with dandruff shampoos and dermarest shampoo. My scalp still itches. Why?

I've been washing my itchy, sore, scalp with dandruff shampoos and dermarest shampoo. My scalp still itches. Why?

Doesn't change: the underlying condition. Most of the causes (allergy, eczema, psoriasis) have inflammation and the over the counter shampoos are not anti-inflammatory. Frankly, the prescription ones are quite weak also. Usually oral medication is required. ...Read more

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Medicine for dundruff?

Medicine for dundruff?

Dandruff: First try over the counter Selsum blue. This works miracles. Use it twice a day for about two weeks. ...Read more

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Hairloss and eyebrows and lashes itchy. went to dermatology precribe me ketrozol and trbinafine daktarin for eyebrows and Dermovate selsun shampoor?

Hairloss and eyebrows and lashes itchy. went to dermatology precribe me ketrozol and trbinafine daktarin for eyebrows and Dermovate selsun shampoor?

First you probably: need blood work to rule out thyroid problems. topical antifunals can help with itchy brows and lashes, but you many need a steroid as well. Selsun shampoo probably won't do much. Try your meds for three weeks, if not better see derm in follow-uo ...Read more

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Ketoconazole shampoo 2 for scalp psoriasis can you use everyday?

Ketoconazole shampoo 2 for scalp psoriasis can you use everyday?

Scalp psoriasis : Mild forms of scalp psoriasis can be treated with with ketconazole shampoo 2. It can be used daily . Scalp psoriasis can be difficult to treat at times and may need stronger agents such as tar shampoo, selenium shampoos, salacylic acid and topical steroids depending on severity and response to milder shampoos. Consult dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is probiotic is antiinflamation ?And is it really work ? I've seb der on my scalp i'm using nizoral (ketoconazole).Will eaiting probiotic helps seb der on my scalp?

Is probiotic is antiinflamation ?And is it really work ? I've seb der on my scalp i'm using nizoral (ketoconazole).Will eaiting probiotic helps seb der on my scalp?

NO: Seborrehic dermatitis is not going to get better with probiotic. It may get better with the nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo as this is a standard treatment. If this has not worked make sure this is what is the problem by seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC med for occasional dry, white, flaking patches on scalp? T-Gel? Used Dad's 'scrip Ketoconazole but it's gone.

Many: OTC ketoconazole!!! OTC selenium sulfide. OTC salicylic acid. OTC zinc pyrethium. T-Gel is tar. Some people like it. There are generic otc tar shampoos also. Take a look in the shampoo section or ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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Help? I use fluoconozole oil for sebhorraic dermatitis, Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Hair still itches like crazy! hair is thinning at crown, breaking off. Woman.

Help? I use fluoconozole oil for sebhorraic dermatitis, Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Hair still itches like crazy! hair is thinning at crown, breaking off. Woman.

Shampoos: Shampoos remove much more hair oil than regular soap, and it's important that you apply a hair conditioner after shampooing to restore normal hair texture. If a dermatologist doesn't find any medical problems causing hair loss, I recommend that you have a skilled beautician evaluate your hair status and instruct you on proper hair care techniques. ...Read more

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Sensation of someone blowing cold air on my brain, not scalp. Could cough med abuse be a cause?

Sensation of someone blowing cold air on my brain, not scalp. Could cough med abuse be a cause?

Unusual symptom: I am not sure i quite understand the symptom, but if your cough medication contains an opiod then it could be the culprit as many psychoactive medications can create unusual sensations. You may want to stop the medication for 2-3 days to see if symptom resolves. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC med for occasional dry, white, flaking patches on scalp? T-Gel? Used Dad's 'scrip Ketoconazole but it's gone.

Many: OTC ketoconazole!!! OTC selenium sulfide. OTC salicylic acid. OTC zinc pyrethium. T-Gel is tar. Some people like it. There are generic otc tar shampoos also. Take a look in the shampoo section or ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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What causes scabby scalp?

What causes scabby scalp?

Head sores: Treating sores of the scalp depends on the cause, of which there are many. Eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, fungal/bacterial infection, parasitic infestation, chemical irritation, chronic scratching/tic disorder, etc. etc. Your healthcare practitioner or dermatologist can help you sort this out! ...Read more

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Is it normal that my scalp hurts?

Scalp hurt: No. More specific details needed to provide useful information to you. ...Read more

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My scalp is always dry with flaks?

My scalp is always dry with flaks?

Piece of cake: Could be seborrheic dermatitis vs psoriasis vs something else. Once a diagnosis is made, a range of treatments are available depending on the severity of it - utilizing a combination of prescription and over the counter treatments. ...Read more

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Are there lymphnodes on the scalp?

Are there lymphnodes on the scalp?

Not really: There are lymph ducts in the scalp that drain fluid downward into regional collections of lymph nodes (behind and in front of the ears among others). There are not really any nodes in the scalp. ...Read more

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My scalp feels loose. What is this?

My scalp feels loose. What is this?

LOOSE SCALP: Maybe. Some persons have loose scalp without problems. ...Read more

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What can cause sores in your scalp?

Scalp Sores: Scalp sores can develop from many skin conditions or as a symptom of a scalp infection. Bacteria, germs and some types of fungus can infect the scalp. Most scalp sores localize to certain areas of the scalp but some may cause widespread outbreaks. ...Read more

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What causes your scalp to have creases?

What causes your scalp to have creases?

SCALP CREASES: WRINKLES OR CREASES OR RIDGES OR FOLDS IN THE SCALP THAT ARE SOFT AND SPONGY ARE USUALLY HEREDITARY. THEY ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THICKENING OF THE SCALP. THEY ARE BENIGN AND HARMLESS. ...Read more

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How to stop picking and scratching scalp?

How to stop picking and scratching scalp?

Does this tend to: be a compulsive, recurrent behavior? See that you suffer from anxiety Disorder and ADHD. First deal with the anxiety. If that doesn't improve things - consider Behavioral therapy or Cognitive behavioral therapy for the picking and scratching. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, ...Read more

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Is regaine foam less irritating to scalp?

No: All minoxidil-based products have a possible side effect of scalp irritation. It is usually not the foam or liquid vehicle, but the Minoxidil itself that causes the irritation. ...Read more

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Feels like something crawling in my scalp?

Lice?: You could have lice. Get a lice comb and have someone help you to examine for lice eggs and the lice themselves. A dry scalp can also cause itching that can give sensation of something crawling. Have someone help you look! ...Read more

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It feels like a bug in my scalp crawling why?

Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia or intermittent paresthesia over a long period of time is generally a sign of a neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia usually arises from nerve damage due to infection, inflammation, trauma, or other abnormal process. Paresthesia is rarely due to life-threatening disorders, but it does occur as a result of stroke and tumors. ...Read more

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My question is what causes pain in the scalp?

Scalp Pain: See: http://www.livestrong.com/article/155049-what-are-the-causes-of-a-sensitive-painful-scalp/

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