Remedies for an Itchy Scalp

I have extremely itchy scalp, no dandruff, and thinning hair; any suggestions?

By Carol from Aragon, GA

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March 24, 20100 found this helpful
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I had the same problem several years ago, and tried all kinds of different shampoos, including the dandruff shampoos because for the first time in my life I had what appeared to be an awful case of dandruff. When the itching got to the point that I couldn't stand the itching any more I went to a dermatologist and he said I had psoriasis. He prescribed a special shampoo and a lotion that didn't do anything for the appearance of my hair, but the combination sure helped.

It was almost completely gone within a few months and when I went back for a three month check up the doctor was amazed that it had cleared up so fast, as bad as it was. I still have some of the shampoo and lotion left and occasionally I feel an itch that is different than a typical itch and I use the prescription stuff a couple times and the itching clears up right away.

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful
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When I had that problem, the doctor suggested using a pine tar shampoo (Neutrogena makes one). It worked. I find my scalp is only itchy in the dry winter months. Good luck!

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March 24, 20100 found this helpful

I don't know about the thinning hair part, but I recently tried Selsun Blue for Itchy Dry Scalp. I feel like I noticed an improvement after just a couple uses. Here is a link, so you know what to look for in the stores:

http://www.selsunblue.com/products_ids.html

I hope you find something that works for you. I know it's no fun! Best of luck!

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March 24, 20100 found this helpful

Hi! I had this problem and tried many shampoos that did not work. Finally, I got Desert Essence Therapeutic Tea Tree Shampoo. It solved the problem. You can get it at most health food stores or online. I am adding a link to where I purchase the shampoo. I have been very happy with this vendor's prices and service. Several family members have also tried this and are now using it. I have tried other tea tree shampoos, but they have not worked as well as this one does for me. Good luck! http://www.iherb.com/Desert-Essence ... t-Shampoo-12-fl-oz-355-ml/11538?at=0

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March 24, 20100 found this helpful

T-Gell shampoo works for me. Good luck.

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March 25, 20100 found this helpful

You are probably allergic to something in your shampoo. Try to find an "all natural" shampoo without any artificial fragrances or colors.

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

It looks like you have some great ideas for itchy scalp. I too have thinning hair and have started taking a vitamin called High Potency Stresstabs with Energy from Wal-Mart. This was recommended by a customer at my hairdresser's. She was remarking about how it had helped her hair thicken. I can see a difference already and my husband even mentioned to me that my hair seemed to be thickening. It will take at least 6 months to see a BIG difference, but I finally have hope for my thinning hair.

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