Lara D
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Lara D asked in Beauty & StyleHair · 1 decade ago

dry, itchy, flaky scalp issues... help please!?

The top-front of my head has been itchy and flaky for about a year now and I have been washing with Head & Shoulders every 2-3 days to try and control the dandruff but it hasn't worked.

When the itch starts, its REALLY addictive and satifsying but obviously that has made my hairline noticably thinner and the hairs in this area are course and damaged-looking and thin and weak. The hair on the rest of my head are fine. Occasionally they will itch but its not so intense. Its just the top-front mostly.

What can I do for this? I was thinking of seeing my Doc but I thought of asking you guys first bcuz I have heard of stuff u can buy over the counter at pharmacies but I'm not sure whether they work. Any advice anyone? Thanks

Update:

Can I buy Nizorol over the counter?

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  • J mom
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Over the counter- Nizoral, ingredient Pyrithione Zinc, Tar shampoos, Tea Tree products

    You should ask your MD though because it could be related to something else like your thyroid.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    First off, talk to a female doctor or a dermatologist about this not a Yahoo! Chat Forum or the internet. It could be Atopic eczema, psoriasis, or some other fungal infection (I’m not sure so don’t take that as a diagnosis). Don’t use any hair spray to style your hair at the moment after you ask a female doctor if there’s a better way to style your hair. And don’t use a whole bunch of perfumes on yourself until a female doctor recommends you what to use. Use Dove soap or any other fragrance-free soap at the moment. I sincerly hope you don't have eczema or especially psoriasis. Otherwise, our lifestyle will dramatically change. Best of luck.

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    5 years ago

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  • Kelly
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I would recommend using a product called t-gel. If you go to your local dollar store or walmart you should be able to find it. If you wash your hair with that on a daily basis it should remove the dandruff. Also find a good hair oil or conditioner to keep your scalp moisturized. That would also help, and try to use pantene pro v. And if you use the head and shoulders on a DAILY basis it will help remove the dandruff, but try mixing it with the t gel. Hope this helps. P.S. When washing and conditioning your hair, try raking or scratching your scalp with the hair comb to remove dandruff as you go.

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  • 1 decade ago

    stop using head and shoulders try a tar shampoo like from neutrogena once a week stop scratching you are making things worse. I would still say see a doctor might be something more serious than dandruff. possibly allergies to something you are putting in your hair.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    you can start doing this.Take olive oil according to the length of your hair, put juices of a lemon, add castor oil and massage gently. then soak a towel in hot water , rinse and cover your head for few mins. wash your hair with shampoo.

  • 1 decade ago

    I have used Scalpacin on my head and it has worked with remarkable difference...I bought it at WalMart I want to say under 5 bucks.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes, see your doctor ask him about nizarol it controls itchy dandruff you need a prescription not over the counter they are not strong enough.

    Good Luck

    Hairstylist

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