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What to do for the itchy scalp?

every couple of years I get an insanely itchy scalp, which seems to always be accompanied by swelling / senstivity to touch on or near my mastoid, both oif which just went away on their own after a week or so. The first time I thought the itchy was a contact reaction following some tree trimming I had done and that soreness behind my ear was a result of my scratching. It recurred without my having done any yard work, and I eventually connected it to having changed shampoos or visited a new hair dresser. However, I have been very careful to avoid use of different products on my head and have not been to hairdresser in very long time and it s baaaack - itchy worse than ever and lasting longer than ever, but behind ear sensitivity is subsiding. Any Clue what may be causing this?
Tue, 28 Nov 2017
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hi there.
1. your concern may be seborrhoiec dermatitis.
2. you can try scalpe shampoo.
3. wash your scalp weekly twice with soft drinking water.
4. avoid hair oil after head bath .
5. stress and pollution along with season will flare the issue.
6. you can try lulifin cream once daily bed time behind your ears for 30 consecutive days.
this may help you.
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What to do for the itchy scalp?

hi there. 1. your concern may be seborrhoiec dermatitis. 2. you can try scalpe shampoo. 3. wash your scalp weekly twice with soft drinking water. 4. avoid hair oil after head bath . 5. stress and pollution along with season will flare the issue. 6. you can try lulifin cream once daily bed time behind your ears for 30 consecutive days. this may help you.