Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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How Can I Treat My Itchy Scalp?

Monday, 29 Jul 2013 09:48 AM


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.

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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....
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