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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Fri, 4 May 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have very itchy scalp that hurts when I comb my hair and lay down to sleep. What is it?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Seborrhoic dermatitis, ketoconazole shampoo, antihistaminic

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
According to your complaints it seems to be seborrhoic dermatitis.
I would recommend you to use ketoconazole shampoo twice weekly and take antihistaminic like tablet cetrizine 10 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching.
Besides this use a steroid and anti fungal combination lotion like beclomethaone and clotrimazole lotion on the itchy areas of the scalp twice daily.
It is a prescription drug and you need to see the doctor in person to get it.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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