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Please recommend the best dandruff shampoo for itchy scalp?

Please recommend the best dandruff shampoo for itchy scalp?

Anti-dandruff 'poos: Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection. Buy over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. ...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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What is a good shampoo for sore itchy scalp is there a dr you can see for this thanks?

What is a good shampoo for sore itchy scalp is there a dr  you can see for this thanks?

Zinc: Use a shampoo that contains zinc pyrithione, such as Head & Shoulders. This is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It treats seborrheic dermatitis and can help prevent folliculitis. ...Read more

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Can Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo treat itchy dry scalp? I've tried head & shoulders and jason tea tree shampoo, but the itchyness and dryness still come back.

Can Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo treat itchy dry scalp? I've tried head & shoulders and jason tea tree shampoo, but the itchyness and dryness still come back.

Nizoral (ketoconazole) could work: But this is primarily intended to treat fungal infections. Have you seen a dermatologist to ensure that this is not a condition other that may benefit from a more specific therapy? ...Read more

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Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Seb Derm : dandruff is caused by overgrowth a fungal organism. Try using an antidandruff shampoo such as ketoconazole and leave on for 5 min in shower. Also you may need a topical steroid for itching or redness. You can also try coconut oil to the scalp ...Read more

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Tried all shampoo ,but hair fall,itchy scalp,dandruff.no smoke no alcohol no genetic.alopecia?? Help please. Test required?

Tried all shampoo ,but hair fall,itchy scalp,dandruff.no smoke no alcohol no genetic.alopecia?? Help please. Test required?

Hair: I would first see your doctor about this and she/he may be very helpful. You might also be referred to a dermatologist. You will be taught why this has happened and advised what to do next. ...Read more

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Would baby shampoo be good for an itchy scalp?

Would baby shampoo be good for an itchy scalp?

Maybe: It is well tolerated so that it will not make the condition worse. If however there is an inflammed scalp or psoriasis, or dandruff a medicated shampoo containing salicylic acid, tar, zinc or selenium sulfide may be better. Try the baby shampoo and see how it works for you. ...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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Thirty five yr old female. Went to derm, was prescribed topical solution/shampoo. Scalp still itchy, what can be the cause? What can I do?

Itchy scalp: This could be fungal infection, psoriasis, eczema, chemical irritation. Hard to tell via text. If you are not getting better and been using as prescribed, then I suggest you return to the dermatologist to see what other causes could explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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For my atopic dermatitis, is baby shampoo safe? scalp is itchy... feel scared after reading 2012 baby shampoo chemical news, is baby shampoo okay?

For my atopic dermatitis, is baby shampoo safe? scalp is itchy... feel scared after reading 2012 baby shampoo chemical news, is baby shampoo okay?

Baby shampoo is fine: Despite what you may have read about baby shampoos, it is still the recommended product for scalp atopic dermatitis. Remember avoid very hot water and keep hydrated. ...Read more

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How do you help an itchy scalp? Other than shampoo.

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. We usually use topical steroids to stop this problem. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp, could it be caused by hot water? And shampooing warm to hot water every day?

Itchy scalp, could it be caused by hot water? And shampooing warm to hot water every day?

Itchy scalp: A dermatologist is the type of doctor to see for an expert opinion. Generally speaking, you MAY be reacting to the brand of shampoo you are using or other hair products. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Please help I have an extremely itchy scalp! is there a certain shampoo that would help with this?

Yes: The dandruff shampoos help as well as prescription shampoos. If the over the counter ones do not work ask your doctor for a prescription. She will diagnose the cause. Some people have eczema, psoriasis, or just dandruff. ...Read more

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I have itchy scalp. Please let me know how can i get rid of dandruff and itchiness? I've tried all shampoos and failed

I have itchy scalp. Please let me know how can i get rid of dandruff and itchiness? I've tried all shampoos and failed

Resistant dandruff: If your dandruff is not responding to OTC products, you mY need a prescription strength shampoo like Ketaconazole, for which you should get it checked at your doctor's clinic. ...Read more

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Lately I have flakes,sensitive,itchy scalp. what should i do to treat. I used tar shampoo, vorsene nd tea tree. My hair also became dry?

Lately I have flakes,sensitive,itchy scalp. what should i do to treat. I used tar shampoo, vorsene nd tea tree. My hair also became dry?

Consider pre-shampoo: Thank you for your question regarding flakes and dry scalp. Consider as a first step pre-conditioning your hair and scalp with generous swaths of coconut oil - root to tip- before using a gentle baby shampoo. Wash and condition as usual and note the effect for a month. Increase your intake of water and favor balanced meals. Let me know how this works for you. ...Read more

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I have hair problem.if I put oil , result in very itchy scalp just 30min .and if I shampoo , result in dry frizzy hair. How make smooth n healthy hair?

Change oils/shampoo.: You could have a mild allergy to certain oils or ingredients in the oil. Try a hypoallergenic product for your hair. There are shampoos that do not dry your hair. One of many homemade shampoo formulas is at the following website (copy and paste): http://wellnessmama.com/3701/natural-shampoo/ ...Read more

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Can I use a olive oil moisturizing hair spray daily with a flaky itchy scalp condition? (also using medicated shampoo twice per week)

Folk medicine : Try Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo for few weeks, twice week, probably you have some kind of fungal scalp condition. There are several folk medicine formulations which i don't know if it works. ...Read more