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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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    Suggest treatment for severe itching on the scalp

I have extreme itching only on my scalp. This has gone on for 1 month now. I have had a cortisone shot, followed by an oral dose of prednisone for the itching, as well as used medicated shampoo. I have seen a doctor as well as a dermatologist. I went to a different doctor this week who did blood work, and we are waiting for the results. I am also taking hydroxizone, .25 mg several times per day, and at night. Nothing is relieving the severe itching. My scalp does not have flakes, is not red, does not have a rash, etc. What could this be, and why is nothing working to give me relief?
Tue, 12 Feb 2019
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Oncologist 's  Response

Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties. It can help reduce itching caused by dry skin. Try diluting apple cider vinegar in warm water and using it as a rinse after shampooing to alleviate dandruff and an itchy scalp.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Esmeralda Sera, Oncologist
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