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What Natural Remedies Help Bad Dandruff With Itchy 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
very dry scalp..oil caused dandruff.tried ANT-DD shampoo but dry scalp Will steam treatment help to control dry scalp? any home remedies?
No steam: Use natural oil massaged at night , sampo 2-3 times a wk. ...Read more
Serious Rx: I'm going to assume you have a nasty case of seborrheic dermatitis involving your scalp, and that for whatever reason you are reluctant to use 21st century medicine. That's your business. Some of the stuff that works pretty well include coal tar, sulfur, and some selenium-based stuff -- gifts from Mother Nature. Your physician can manage you even more easily. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
I have dandruff real bad i've tried all kind of dandruff shampoo and nothing works. Any suggestions?
Other options: I agree with dr. Hernandez. Keep the shampoo on scalp for at least 5 minutes 3 x a week. Other options are otc salicylic acid shampoo same way alternating days with nizoral (ketoconazole). Also, scalpicin can be used for itching 1-2 x daily. This is a condition that can be controlled, not cured. See a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis as other conditions such as psoriasis may appear similar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need a good tea tree oil shampoo what are good ones? I have scaly itchy rashes on scalp causing hair loss and want to try tea tree!
Keep oily hair: away from forehead. Wash hair daily to prevent dandruff. Try anti-dandruff shampoos that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the scalp fungus associated with dandruff; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and possibly even decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin. ...Read more
No matter what i try, my scalp is constantly dry and peeling. Not dandruff but peeling raw and painful. Are there any herbal or homeopathic remedies?
Probably fungal: Please check with a dermatologist, as it maybe a fungal condition and with proper treatment should resolve. ...Read more
What can I do for sebborahic dermatitis in my scalp its itching, dandruf and red scalp? How to treat please naturally?
Shampoo: There are shampoos that can help: selsun type shampoos are over the counter and not too expensive; they have selenium sulfide in them. Best way to use is to build up some foam and let it sit on your scalp for a few minutes before washing out. Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo can be beneficial too. "scalpicin" is another possibility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have high dandruff, lots of flakes. My doctor suggested Saliblu & Desowen lotion.i s this lotion for treating dandruff and how often this can b?
I have facial seborrheic dermatitis & its getting bad. What OTC products can help me treat it? Is there a daily face care treatment available?
Possible: You may be allergic to one of the hair preparations. You may try eliminating or substituting one of them for at least 2 weeks at a time to see how this affects your itching. Do note that many products under different brand names may have the same ingredients. If you must shampoo, try Free and Clear products. If problem persists, see dermatologist or allergist who may order patch testing on you. ...Read more
Shampoos are helpful: Dandruff (seborheic dermatitis) will usually clear with selsun blue or ketoconazole shampoo in 1-2 weeks if the case is mild. You may also find some success with salicylic acid or tar shampoos or a specific shampoo called dhs zinc. Sometimes it is more severe and will require more aggressive treatment. See your doctor or a dermatologist if the above is not helping after a couple weeks. ...Read more
Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. Only treatment for eczema flares is prescription strength corticosteroid ointments, no natural remedy unfortunately. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if severe ...Read more
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