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Scalp Irritation/Itchiness


#1

Guys! Earlier my overall scalp use to feel very itchy and it’s really feels uncomfortable if I do not shampoo my head even for a day. I started shampooing regularly and that makes my scalp feel really normal. Nizoral was very effective in controlling this itchiness.

Recently I had my HT and have started using the shampoos provided by the clinic and looks like the shampoos do not control my itchiness and my head feels uncomfortable such as I did not shampoo my head at all.

I am going to consult a dermatologist (and also the clinic) about this problem and I am now started believing that this scalp itchiness might be the main cause of my hair loss.

What you guys think? Has somebody has/had similar problem? What you do/did to get rid of this problem?

Your inputs will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,


#2

You may wish to try tea tree oil shampoo.


#3

Also, maybe a anti-microbial shampoo. I’ve read that sebaceus glands can swell much larger than normal, and it seems, at least, that this occurance might contribute to the itchiness you have been experiencing. Perhaps some shampoo with azaleic acid(sorry, forget at the moment exactly how to spell that acid)may help as well.


#4

» Also, maybe a anti-microbial shampoo. I’ve read that sebaceus glands can
» swell much larger than normal, and it seems, at least, that this occurance
» might contribute to the itchiness you have been experiencing. Perhaps some
» shampoo with azaleic acid(sorry, forget at the moment exactly how to spell
» that acid)may help as well.

Thanks Frank for your inputs…


#5

a few things i use,

Ketoconazole powder (tabs)
melatonin
neem oil
curcumin

All 3x a week, in a oil vehicle jojoba/coconut

then maybe 1x a week hydrocortisone cream.

been using this for about 2 weeks now…all i can say is my scalp feels 1000% better…


#6

» a few things i use,
»
» Ketoconazole powder (tabs)
» melatonin
» neem oil
» curcumin
»
» All 3x a week, in a oil vehicle jojoba/coconut
»
» then maybe 1x a week hydrocortisone cream.
»
» been using this for about 2 weeks now…all i can say is my scalp feels
» 1000% better…

Utilitarian, do you simply apply the hydrocortisone creame by rubbing through your scalp? Know of any other means to help with immune response?


#7

My fav product for this is Kerastase Biotic…mainly the “topical” that you leave in for a bit and then rinse off. Inflamil was probably the best for this…but it’s no longer available :frowning:


#8

» My fav product for this is Kerastase Biotic…mainly the “topical” that you
» leave in for a bit and then rinse off. Inflamil was probably the best for
» this…but it’s no longer available :frowning:

Thanks, Jacob, I’ll look that up online.


#9

» » My fav product for this is Kerastase Biotic…mainly the “topical” that
» you
» » leave in for a bit and then rinse off. Inflamil was probably the best
» for
» » this…but it’s no longer available :frowning:
»
» Thanks, Jacob, I’ll look that up online.

This is the one I’m referring to: http://www.folica.com/q-and-a/hair-care/hair-treatments/kerastase-biotic-concentre-bio-recharge

Each tube lasts me at least 7 applications. I just store it in a zip-lock bag.

A pdf on the line: http://www.connollyhair.com.au/PDF/Kerastase_Biotic_2008.pdf


#10

Thanks again, Jacob, just ordered the product.


#11

» Thanks again, Jacob, just ordered the product.

PTO with Tea tree oil

Thanks
Pete


#12

» » Thanks again, Jacob, just ordered the product.
»
»
» PTO with Tea tree oil
»
»
» Thanks
» Pete

Sorry, PTO means what?


#13

» » » Thanks again, Jacob, just ordered the product.
» »
» »
» » PTO with Tea tree oil
» »
» »
» » Thanks
» » Pete
»
» Sorry, PTO means what?

Piroctone olamine.

Thanks
Pete


#14

If i don’t shampoo my hair every day it gets oily and itchy as well.

My theory and I stress this is only my theory and not proven scientific fact :

I believe its part of male pattern baldness where the follicle is being attacked by the immune system. The immune system is over-reacting to microbes that multiply with excessive oil production by sebatious glands