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What is the best treatment for itchy scalp?

What is the best treatment for itchy scalp?

Thorough Hair Wash: The treatment is three folds; 1. Don't use the oil for hair untill the ithcy scalp is treated. 2. Use medicated shampoos like polytar (coal tar) thrice a week to wash hairs thoroughly. 3. Always rinse the hairs thoroughly before applying shampoo. ...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's the best treatment to get rid of itchy dry scalp?

What's the best treatment to get rid of itchy dry scalp?

Itchy scalp: Lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, avocado oil and german chamomile oil are excellent natural home remedies for itchy scalp. Mix these oils in equal proportions and, add some water and finally apply the resultant mixture to heal itchy scalp in a natural way. ...Read more

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How can you cure an itchy scalp from radiation treatment?

How can you cure an itchy scalp from radiation treatment?

Some options: Avoidance of heat/cold, prolonged sun exposure, tight clothing to start with. Keeping the scalp moisturised and using a course of steroid creams helps. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for an itchy scalp from radiation treatment?

Is there a good cure for an itchy scalp from radiation treatment?

Ask your doctors: There are many medical treatments your therapist can offer you if you ask. Most times they may advise you to use of oils/ creams to treat dryness of the skin and flaky skin which will relieve the itching. ...Read more

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Hi I have severe dandruff on my scalp and now its around the eyebrows as well. It feels really itchy I have big flakes is the treatment for this?

Hi I have severe dandruff on my scalp and now its around the eyebrows as well. It feels really itchy I have big flakes  is the treatment for this?

See below: Sounds like seborrheic dermatitis---washing the area with selsum blue helps the eyebrows and using the same shampoo, or coal tar shampoo, or head shoulders can help treat it. ...Read more

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I've seborrheic dermatitis white flake itchy scalp symtoms get worse when i eat diary nuts fish soy my IgE level is 498 is any treatment available ?

I've seborrheic dermatitis white flake itchy scalp symtoms get worse when i eat diary nuts fish soy my IgE level is 498 is any treatment available ?

Atopic Dermatitis: You may have atopic dermatitis (ad) rather than seborrhea. About 40% of persons with ad have food allergy triggers. Allergy testing might reveal allergic triggers that you are unaware of, and avoidance these could make a big difference. Consult an allergist. ...Read more

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My scalp is dry and itchy/flakey. Treatments/remedies?

For dry, itchy scalp: Aloe Vera - shampoo & rinse scalp/ hair. Break off aloe vera leaves & apply about 1 TBSP o f the gel onto scalp. Rinse after 5 minutes. Sesame Oil - Apply warmed sesame oil to scalp & massage for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse. ...Read more

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What are the most effective treatments to take care of dry and itchy scalp?

See your doctor: Your doctor will treat your eczema, psoriasis, or dandruff or what ever the diagnosis may be. With out a diagnosis or cause it is difficult to make a recommendation. ...Read more

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My scalp is often itchy and flaky, and it feels like scabs. Sometimes there's a little blood when I scratch it. I've tried dandruff shampoos but they haven't worked. I've also tried off-the-shelf treatments but they sting. What can I do?

My scalp is often itchy and flaky, and it feels like scabs. Sometimes there's a little blood when I scratch it. I've tried dandruff shampoos but they haven't worked. I've also tried off-the-shelf treatments but they sting. What can I do?

See dermatologist: In order to find the right treatment, one needs to identify the problem. Aside from a contact allergy to hair preparations, you may have condition such as seborrhea or psoriasis. Thus a dermatology consult would likely be the best option for you. ...Read more

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I have itchy sore bumps on my scalp mostly around the hairline. Organix scalp therapy shampoo seems to be helping get rid of them. Do i continue?

Healthtap is a: Medical site. See that you have a large number of questions about hair. Found a site that may be a good match for you: http://www.Hairfinder.Com/askhairquestions.Htm you can ask questions online and a cosmotologist will answer them. ...Read more

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What can cure my itchy scalp with lots of coarse hair?

What can cure my itchy scalp with lots of coarse hair?

Itchy scalp: Lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, avocado oil and german chamomile oil are excellent natural home remedies for itchy scalp. Mix these oils in equal proportions and, add some water and finally apply the resultant mixture to heal itchy scalp in a natural way. ...Read more

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There are few red spots on my scalp, which makes my scalp very itchy. How to cure it permanently? Thank you

There are few red spots on my scalp, which makes my scalp very itchy. How to cure it permanently? Thank you

A few causes: Itchy scalp spots can be many things. I would try some anti-dandruff shampoo 3-5 time per week for a couple weeks, and if that doesn't help, then see a doctor. Sometimes, this kind of problem needs a doctors evaluation. Other things this could be include tinea capitis (fungal infection), psoriasis, discoid lupus, lichen planopilaris, early alopecia areata among many others. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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How do I cure an itchy flaky scalp?

How do I cure an itchy flaky scalp?

Start with shampoos: If you have a lot of scale and flaking in your scalp, try using t/gel or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo to stop the itching. You may need treatment with a topical corticosteroid by prescription. Call my office at 310-545-2900 in manhattan beach if you would like an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure an itchy scalp naturally?

Is it possible to cure an itchy scalp naturally?

See your doctor: If you have a rash causing the itching you may need diagnosis and treatment. If anxiety is causing the itching you may need counseling, if you have dandruff try over the counter shampoos for this. ...Read more

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Dr presc. Ketoconazole for scalp infection, but my scalp is still itchy and it burns. Why hasnt it gone away & how can I cure this?

Dr presc. Ketoconazole for scalp infection, but my scalp is still itchy and it burns. Why hasnt it gone away & how can I cure this?

Not sure, but...: It could be that the medication is not potent enough - may require an additional agent. Or could be that the diagnosis is incorrect. You need to talk to your prescribing doc to figure this out. ...Read more

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I m looking for cure of seboric dermatitis.. Suffring with facial dandruff with itching and redness, and hair dandruff with itchy scalp and hair fall.

I m looking for cure of seboric dermatitis.. Suffring with facial dandruff with itching and redness, and hair dandruff with itchy scalp and hair fall.

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis tends to be chronic, and there's usually no strategy that stops it permanently. But treatments, including many you can try at home, may control your signs and symptoms during a flare-up. Anti fungal agents that you want to look for in the products you buy are: ketoconazole, ciclopirox, terbinafine (lamisil), zinc pyrithione, coal tar, and salacylic acid. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more