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Friday, August 19, 2011

[AlternativeAnswers] Re: extremely itchy, dry scalp


Hi Andrea,
What you have sounds very similar to what I developed a few months ago. Sometimes with body changes as we age suddenly skin conditions will develop.
I went to the doctor with similar symptoms and he diagnosed me as having psoriasis or eczema, gave me prescriptions for topical creams to help ease the discomfort but he also refered me to a dematologist. Before going to the doctor, for months I had tried tea tree oil shampoo, and a variety of other things, even rinsing my scalp after washing with diluted apple cider vinegar a one to 5 part water rinse. It releived the itching for me to a degree but the itching patches began popping up on other areas of the body too. As one who has tried multiple home remedies, ointments, hope your doctor can refer you to a dermatologist who can simply tell by looking or even testing what your skin condition may be.
Good luck with this and hope you find relief soon, any skin condition can feel so uncomfortable.
Have a good weekend,

--- In AlternativeAnswers@yahoogroups.com, Andrea Gauland <tehuafarm@...> wrote:
> I have never had dandruff in my 46 years, until a few weeks ago, when
> my head began to itch like mad and my son noticed I had lots of dry
> skin. My whole head doesn't itch, it's the very crown (which I have
> scratched so hard I have made it sore!), and the lower back and side
> of my head. I have a few annoying spots on my face which have gone
> rather dry and insistently itchy. I normally tend to oily hair and
> skin, so this is a complete reversal of its 'normal' state.
> I do not use shampoo or conditioners or any products of any kind on my
> hair, and haven't for about 5 years now, so I haven't wanted to put
> any oil-based conditioning products on my head to relieve the dryness/
> itch, because I don't want to have to revert back to shampoos or
> conditioners.
> Any ideas of why this may have cropped up and what I can do about it?
> My head is driving me mad! 8 )
> Andrea
> NZ

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