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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 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
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
Tried all shampoo ,but hair fall,itchy scalp,dandruff.no smoke no alcohol no genetic.alopecia?? Help please. Test required?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For my atopic dermatitis, is baby shampoo safe? scalp is itchy... feel scared after reading 2012 baby shampoo chemical news, is baby shampoo okay?
I've been having an itchy scalp for about a week now. I'm going to try using itchy scalp shampoo, but what other remedies should I try using?
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
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 am having a terrible itchy scalp and hair fall. I change my shampoo many times but nothing worked.. Could this be a sign of any serius deseases?
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
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
I told a doctor about my itchy scalp, and she told me to get Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo, without actually checking my scalp. Should i try that shampoo out?
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