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  • the best medicated shampoo is called t-gel and it smells like coal tar, so get yourself some good cologne. i dont have any home remedies, but it sounds like you are scratching your head a lot... dont do this... rub with your fingertips... it is more satisfying and doesnt rip your scalp open.
  • http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_dand.htm (has remedies) Mayo Clinic's recommendations for dandruff self-care are: 1.)Learn to manage stress. 2.)Shampoo often with lukewarm water and rinse with cool water. (Head & Shoulders or Selson Blue). Rub vitamin E on scalp to relieve itching. 3.)Cut back on styling products. Avoid alcohol-based styling products and products can cause build up. Blow-drying your hair may dry out the scalp and cause dandruff. Hold your hair dryer at least 10 inches from your scalp. Anti-dandruff shampoo with ZPT (zinc pyrithione) or selenium sulfide as the active ingredient. Coal-tar shampoos or those with salicylic acid may also be beneficial. If one works for a while, then loses its effectiveness, switch to another one with a different main ingredient. You should notice improvement in 4-6 weeks. After that time if the flaking hasn't subsided, see a dermatologist as you may have another kind of skin problem, such as psoriasis or ringworm, which will require a different treatment. The dermatologist may also prescribe an anti-dandruff shampoo with 2% ketoconazole. If you notice fish-like scales or waxy, tan flakes, you may have seborrhea or psoriasis, and should see a dermatologist. 4.)Eat a healthy diet.A high sugar intake may be another major cause. To compensate take a high potency B-complex to relieve the dandruff. Diabetes may be a cause of dry skin. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Reduce or, hopefully, eliminate all foods containing yeast. Add black current or evening primrose oil to your diet. 5.)Get a little sun. see a dermatologist as you may have another kind of skin problem, such as psoriasis or ringworm, which will require a different treatment. The dermatologist may also prescribe an anti-dandruff shampoo with 2% ketoconazole. If you notice fish-like scales or waxy, tan flakes, you may have seborrhea or psoriasis, and should see a dermatologist.
  • i had that before. turns out we had hard water....check your shower head out
  • I've seen this before, turns out every time I have seen it, it ended up being ring worms in the scalp. they start out in spots of thick patches of flakes throughout the scalp then they end up uprooting the hair in the hair breaking it off until there is a bald spot. This is highly contagious and if someone in your house has it you should not be sharing pillow cases or sheets with them. If you go to your doctor, she will give you a prescription for a medicated shampoo to be used once weekly and a medication to take by mouth for about 8 weeks. this is what they do for kids. for adults they usually give you a medicated cream to apply to the area if its on the skin. for the hair i am sure they give you the shampoo as well. Ring worm or Tinea is a real pain to deal with and seems to jump from one person to another. its real important to be very clean. I am no doctor but I have 6 kids and 1 of them is a thumb sucker. I've paid my dues dealing with this problem. Hope this helps.
  • My grand daughters scalp got that way FROM the medicated shampoo. I told her mother to stop making her use it..She actually had scabs on her scalp. When she changed from medicated to regular, scabs went away. Try different shampoo. Something gentle for awhile!
  • It could be that you are suffering a psoriasis outbreak: . http://www.psoriasis.org/home/ . As previously suggested, a coal tar-based shampoo (e.g. Nutrogena T-Gel, Denorex) can be helpful, as can over-the-counter cortisone products. In my experience, the scalp is the most common place for psoriasis to flare up, but it is also the area most responsive to treatment. If you can afford it ($75-$100), I'd recommend a visit to a dermatologist to get a diagnosis of your condition. Good luck. . . .

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