scalp disease and hair loss

(Dallas Tx)

DR. WEAVER I am have scalp problem and this driving me crazy.I scratch all the time my head is sore and my scalp is red all the time.This problem seem to be spreading.I have used medicated shampoo and medicated anti-itch hairdress nothing is working. what can I get over the counter for this. Please help me.

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Jun 10, 2009
scalp psoriasis
by: Anonymous

Dr Weaver, I have been diagnosed by a dermatologist to have scalp psoriasis. I was prescribed derma smooth. After I used the first bottle my hair doesn't seem to grow back, hair wich i scratched out due to itching. How can i grow my hair back

Jan 23, 2009
Over The Counter Medication for Scalp Irritation
by: Seymour M. Weaver, III, M.D.

The symptoms you describe suggest an area of eczema which might be secondarily infected with bacteria.

It would be necessary to do a skin scraping and look at it under a microscope to check for a fungus infection which is one of a number of other possibilities.

If you want to, can try a zinc based shampoo and use it weekly, there are several available.

Use a topical hydrocortisone solution or ointment once or twice a day for a week or longer if necessary.

Use a topical antibiotic such as bacitracin or polysporin twice a day on the tender areas of your scalp.

I cannot prescribe a specific treatment program without doing an examination.

If your symptoms do not improve in 2 weeks, see a dermatologist.

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