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Vitamins For A Dry Scalp
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
More lather time: Many over-the-counter shampoos will help with a flaky scalp, including selsun blue, head and shoulders, t-sal/t-gel, and ketoconazole. Lather up the scalp and leave it on for at least 10 minutes. Count on the clock or listen to about 3 songs on the radio (sing along!). Do this every night for about 2 weeks then about 2-3 times a week. If that doesn't help, you may need a prescription steroid. ...Read more
My friend got the problem of dry scalp.He uses antidandruff shampoo every two days.Please suggest any medicines for dry scalp problem.?
Rotating medicines: Seborrheic dermatitis, or inflammatory dandruff, is best treated by alternating a variety of anti-dandruff shampoos, such as zinc pyrithione (ex head and shoulders), selenium sulfide, a tar-based shampoo (like t-gel) or ciclopirox (loprox). Shampoo is applied to wet hair, and left for 5-10 minutes and then rinsed. Despite its dry appearance, the hair should be washed frequently. ...Read more
Depends: If it is seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff) you may need a combination of shampoos and topical treatment. There is also the possibility of scalp psoriasis or something else. Vitamin e may help to a certain extend with the dryness but may not completely address your itch (or the possible underlying condition). Give your dermatologist a shout! ...Read more
Know a Shampoos with a pH 4.5-5.5? Need an organic one to clean scalp without damaging frontal thinning hair. Have some itchy scalp/dandruff&pimples
Those are tough req.: Why not treat the cause, not the symptoms? With itchy scalp, dandruff, pimples & frontal thinning in a 22 YO, you need more than a shampoo to help you! Work with your doctor or integrative doctor to see how you need to balance your stressors, diet, life, microbiome gut health that would clear up your scalp in a jiffy! Get some food allergy panels done (non-RAST or IgE, but delayed sensitivity.) ...Read more
SURE: It is a good idea, if you feel good taking it and improving your outlook. ...Read more
I have a dry scalp which itches severe after washing hair.I have hair loss too. I'm planning to use 5% Minoxidil.Can I use Tgel and minox together?
Can use both : T-gel can be used once to twice per week. While Minoxidil must be used twice per day. I can't say if you will have any problems with using them both using that schedule. Of course washing off the Minoxidil every day soon after applying you will not benefit from it even if you are only a washing with water. ...Read more
After stress and a flu my skin became very dry, my scalp is dry, less hair. But no rush or dandruff. Is it Dry Seborrhoeic Dermatitis? How to treat?
Stress / cortisone: Whenever the body is stressed (whether it's a physical stress like the flu, or it's a psychological stress) cortisol is released. Stress hormones like cortisol can affect the body's hair cycles (in the most noticeable form this is called telogen effluvium). Unless you can cure stress, there's nothing you can do to prevent it or treat it! Nothing to worry about though. ...Read more