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Itchy scalp, no dandruff, no visible rash. H&S and Cural did not work. How to stop the itch? Driving me crazy. Could it be a fungus? What to do?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Some thoughts...

Dandruff (seborrhea) is common.
Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or Kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms.

In brief: Some thoughts...

Dandruff (seborrhea) is common.
Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or Kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology

In brief: Pruritus

Can be a result of an underlying dermatitis Should see a Dermatologist A steroid lotion and/or shampoo may help

In brief: Pruritus

Can be a result of an underlying dermatitis Should see a Dermatologist A steroid lotion and/or shampoo may help
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
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