Selection Of Shampoo For Dry And Itchy Scalp?

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My scalp is dry and itchy, when I asked a dermatologist, he said it was not a fungus. Is it true that using anti-dandruff shampoo will make the scalp even drier? R nI also got dysfungal shampoo and dermacoid ointment. Can it be used together or is there a period of time? Thank you

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Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. An itchy scalp can occur due to various things ranging from mild to severe. Generally, this condition is not dangerous, but it is very disturbing in everyday life.


Among the causes of an itchy scalp are:


Dandruff. Dandruff is a flake of the scalp that peels off because the scalp cells die too quickly. Among the symptoms is an itchy head.

Psoriasis. This disease occurs when skin cells grow too fast, forming thick, reddish patches. This condition also gives rise to dandruff.

Ringworm. It is a disease caused by a fungal infection, characterized by raised, red, worm-like palpable patches.


In your case, your decision to see a dermatologist is right. If it is not because of fungi, then the possible causes are generally only two points above. But that doesn't mean there aren't other possibilities. Scalp irritation from using shampoos or chemicals, skin allergies, head lice or immune system disorders can also cause symptoms of itching on the scalp, although less frequently.


Regarding your question about anti-dandruff shampoo, it actually depends on the ingredients in the shampoo, and the most important thing is the suitability of each person and not using it too often. The recommended frequency for shampooing is every other day. Read more about shampoo by clicking on the following link to our article on Choosing the Right Shampoo.


Then the shampoo that is given to you contains ketoconazole which functions to get rid of fungi and the ointments that you have contain corticosteroids which are mainly to relieve itching. Regarding its use, there is actually no specific way, just make sure you use the ointment after you wash it because if you do the opposite, the shampoo will remove the ointment. If your condition does not improve, return to your dermatologist to report any progress.


Meanwhile, what you can do at home, besides keeping your hair clean is to avoid stress, exposure to pollution and cigarette smoke, eat nutrient-rich foods such as spinach, kale, salmon, sardines, mackerel, melons and mangoes for the health of your hair. We wish you and your family good health.


That's all, hope it helps.


dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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