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What natural remedies help bad dandruff with itchy scalp?

What natural remedies help bad dandruff with itchy scalp?

Tea Tree Oil?: Other than soap and water, I am not sure i know of any "natural" causes but might want to try tea tree oil shampoo. Other than that, i don't know. Others chime in? ...Read more

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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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My scalp is itching very bad? Please suggest me any good shampoo ?

My scalp is itching very bad? Please suggest me any good shampoo ?

Itchy scalp: Itching of the scalp can be relieved by some common shampoo preparations that contain active ingredients such as selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithrione. If these products do not improve the situation, following up with a doctor can be insightful. ...Read more

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I have a heavy dandruff and its itching. . . any natural remedies please help?

I have a heavy dandruff and its itching. . . any natural remedies please help?

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

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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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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 more

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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!

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!

Tea tree: While tea tree oil has antiinflammatory properties , salicylic acid shampoo such as t-sal by neutrogena may be helpful for dry itchy scalp . See your dermatologist for the best treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do about dry scalp with dandruff problems and acne?

What to do about dry scalp with dandruff problems and acne?

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

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What can I do for sebborahic dermatitis in my scalp its itching, dandruf and red scalp? How to treat please naturally?

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 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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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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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 high dandruff, lots of flakes. My doctor suggested Saliblu & Desowen lotion.i s this lotion for treating dandruff and how often this can b?

Desowen is steroid: The Saliblu is for the dandruff specifically. The desowen is a topical steroid and can be used to decrease inflammation or itching. Be careful not to get it on your face and only use it about twice a week in a thin later on your scalp. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp but no dandruff or wounds? Allergy related ? What can I do for relief?

Itchy scalp but no dandruff or wounds? Allergy related ? What can I do for relief?

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

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How can I cure greasy hair and dandruff using home remedies?

How can I cure greasy hair and dandruff using home remedies?

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

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What are some natural remedies for eczema bumps?

What are some natural remedies for eczema bumps?

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

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more


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