How Can I Treat My Itchy Scalp?

Monday, 29 Jul 2013 09:48 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Question: I have extremely itchy skin on my scalp and my chest. What’s the best treatment for this?


Dr. Hibberd’s answer:

Sometimes patients with this condition have psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, or even a contact dermatitis. I’d ask for a dermatology consultation. While awaiting your consultation, ask your doctor if he or she thinks you should try a topical antifungal shampoo containing a low level of corticosteroid twice a day.

You might also try a tar-based shampoo and see if it makes a difference, until you can meet with a dermatologist. In the meantime, discontinue all other topical treatments you are using and avoid any hair coloring products you may be using.

© 2014 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like
More
Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved