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problems with my scalp can anyone help me

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 24, 2006
  • 09:52 AM

l end up digging my head as it itches so much have tried a lot of diff shampoos and they dont work they make it owrse can anyone recommend anything as its taking overmy life and l cant stop itching l itch so much that it bleeds and hurts alot if nayone can help me l would really appreciate alot :)

thanks shelly

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  • I have a problem likes yours as well.I use T Tree shampoo and that calms it down on me but if that don't work then go to your GP and he will give you shampoo with steroid in and that is very affective.Hope this helps you and good luck.Mandy
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  • hey mandy thans for the reply l have been to the doctors and she was no good she gave me stuff but it didnt work l have tried many shampoos and it makes it worse thats why l have left a forum on here to see if anyone can help me thanks shelly x
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  • hi mandythanks for the reply l have been to my doctors and she was no good she has given be 2 diff type of stuff and it didnt work l have tried some many shampoos, thats why l have tired on here to see if anyone can help me thanks shelly x
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  • l ahve tried tea tree shampoo and cond and its mkaing my scalp wore can anyone help please l have been to my doctor and hasnt helped what ever stuff she has gave me would be really grate full
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 9, 2006
    • 06:00 PM
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  • if i am sorry to say head lice has been ruled out {treated with Nix )shampoo it happens. if it still persists you shoud be checked for diabeties witch can cause itching.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 9, 2006
    • 10:33 PM
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  • This could be an allergy-- rather than talking to your GP or dermatologist, why not see an allergist. It could be any thing from your pillowcases to diet to hair dye that is triggering your itches. Allergies can give weird symptoms, and an itchy scalp is just one. Also look into Psoraisis. Also try using a mild hair "dressing" on your scalp, like V05-- might make your hair look oilier, but if your scalp is very very dry, it may soothe the itch and allow it to heal a bit...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 2, 2006
    • 07:56 PM
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  • i have similar problems itchy scalp sore and red and all shampoo makes it worse and i tried steroid and that did not help. i finally discovered i had seborrheic capatis dermatitis. what helps me is a shampoo called selsan and make sure you buy a shampoo without sodium lauryl sulphate in it. it will take a week ot two to notice a difference so keep trying. also aloe vera gel might help.or also neutrogena t gel shampoo.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 4, 2006
    • 03:27 AM
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  • Try using organic, olive oil based mayonnaise (I used Spectrum brand from my health food store) and put it all over your head, and rub it into your scalp. Keep massaging for quite a long time, then cover with a shower cap or saran wrap (it runs if you don't) and leave on for as long as possible. Use a mild, ORGANIC baby shampoo or something without SLS to wash it out; you'll have to shampoo twice, at least. Burt's Bees makes a nice baby bar shampoo, or just do a general web search for organic shampoo. This regimen, done two or three times weekly, really helps. :cool: The problem is that SOMETHING is causing the itch, and you need to address that, as well. I agree with the above poster. See an allergist or a nutritionist (if you have one in your area - not a dietician, a nutritionist - they're different). There is probably something foody or environmental (like carpets or something) causing this. Possibly even thyroid problems or autoimmune problems of some sort, but I'd start with the food/allergy possibilities. Hope that's helpful to you.
    beat 'dis 9 Replies
    • January 7, 2007
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  • ONE OF MY MASSAGE CLIENTS IS A BEAUTICIAN. SHE HAS A DAUGHTER WITH A SIMILAR PROBLEM AND SHE WASHES HER HAIR ONCE A WEEK WITH BAKING SODA. GET HAIR WET AND SPRINKLE A GOOD BIT OF IT IN HAIR AND ADD MORE WATER AND BRING TO A GOOD LATHER. RINSE AND REPEAT. FOR SOME REASON, SOME PEOPLE'S pH GETS OUT OF BALANCE AND IT CAUSES ITCHING. THE BAKING SODA NEUTRALIZES THE ACID AND BRINGS SCALP INTO A MORE ALKALINE ENVIRONMENT AND IT CLEANS THE HAIR FROM BUILD UP (INCLUDING BACTERIAS, ETC)TOO. THIS SEEMS TOO HELP ALOT. SHE'S IN 2ND GRADE AND WHEN SHE RUNS AROUND ALOT AND GETS TOO SWEATY, THAT'S WHEN SHE RUNS INTO ITCHING. LUCKY FOR HER, HER MOM OWNS A SALON AND KNOWS WHAT TO DO!!! :D THIS IS A WEEKLY RITUAL, QUITE INEXPENSIVE, GOOD FOR ANYONE (REMOVES HAIRSPRAY, GEL, RESIDUE) AND BALANCES pH OF SCALP. BE SURE TO RUB SCALP VIGOROUSLY WHEN APPLYING. DID YOU COLOR YOUR HAIR OR START ON THE PILL , OR ANYTHING DIFFERENT WHEN THIS STARTED? GOOD LUCK
    1111healer 106 Replies
    • January 8, 2007
    • 01:16 AM
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  • :D Good Morning, something as easy as baking soda, i never would have thought! I'm facing the same problem & will try this, because it makes perfect sence. The person that made the post should follow this up as well. Thank You So Much, As Always, In His Service.
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • January 8, 2007
    • 11:34 AM
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  • Hi, I was very anemic and, my red blood cell count was down to 5 (normal is 12-14), so had to have a tranfusion and then ablation surgery to stop the bleeding and ever since then my scalf has started itching just here and there with small pimples and that went on for 1& 1/2 years. I stated taking subligual B12 (it goes under your tongue and right into your blood stream) and I thought that must have been it from being so anemic, but after about six months of no itching at all, it's back with a vengence, and I have tried the shampoo's and creme rinses. I just wish I new what caused it to start at 48 years old when I never had a problem before. First it was just the left side and in small spots but lately it's my entire scalp, almost like it's prducing to much skin and can't get rid of the old skin as fast as it's making new(does that make sense to anyone else), I used t-gel this morning and it seemed to make it worse. I will try the Baking Soda. We live in the Country and our well water has been really bad latley for some reason we had the pipes changed to the house from the well, but haven't gotten the ones in the well changed yet, maybe it's the water, it may be to acid or to alkilyne, but at this point I'm despirit. Everyone around says just stop itching, but this is not a normal itch like a bug bite it's uncontrolable. It may also be some medication I'm on, I think I'll call the pharmasist, they seem to be more helpful than Doctors when it comes to medication interactions. But why did I not have it before the transfusion and surgery and it seemed to just keep getting worse.
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    • February 3, 2007
    • 09:59 PM
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  • :) This is what i would do; start by giving your entire system a thorough body cleanse. I appears that after this transfusion you've loaded it up with even more toxins than you had in the first place. A qualified health profesional will guide you through the steps necessary to acomplish your goal. Just remember to stick with it untill you see a change for the better. As Always In His Service.:D
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • February 4, 2007
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  • Excellent advice, hogndog. I concur. Transfusions are the pits. :( ;)
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    • February 4, 2007
    • 00:20 AM
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  • I would definitely try the baking soda. It balances scalp pH and normalizes oil secretions.Also brush your hair on a regular basis. (Twice a day- 100 times). This too stimulates the scalp and brings the oil down to the end of the hair shaft. It helps to evenly distribute the natural oil in your hair. Good for dry or split ends!!! Baking soda is soo inexpensive but it may be what you need to balance out your pH system. This could be that your body and scalp (acid) are fighting with the "new" blood (that is alkaline). Have your blood tested to be sure its not being rejected and also that you didn't introduce some new germs/diseases into your body with the transfusion. The MDs test blood for some stuff i.e. HIV, but not everything will show up in their tests. Baking soda neutralizes things such as excess stomach acid AND itchy scalp. I use it once a week to get rid of any buildup in my hair and balance the pH plus I take essential fatty acids daily and my itchy scalp is very much reduced. Mine is stress(studying) related I think. What do you have to lose- except the ITCHIES???;)
    1111healer 106 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 03:12 AM
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  • http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_55.gifJust say bye bye ITCHIES!!!
    hogndog 426 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 03:31 AM
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  • 100% coconut oil is good to use on your dry scalp. Can be purchased on the web not at CVS.I use CA Baby Shampoo because all the other shampoos are too strong for my scalp. ;)
    AshleyHH 45 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 05:30 AM
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  • I have problems with itchy scalp occasionally and I have found that the best thing for me is to apply cider vinegar to my scalp after shampooing and rinsing. I use an old hair coloring bottle with a long tip so I can get down to the scalp and not get so much on the rest of the hair. I let it dry on the scalp. Couple of treatments like that and the itching is under control. The only problem is that you smell like a salad for a couple of days.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 07:00 PM
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  • You may have a fungal infestation (the cause of 90% of all scalp conditions). If you do, you need to eradicate the fungus. Even dandruff is really nothing more than the speeded-up replacement of scalp cells due to the irritation from the fungal toxins. For most people, Nizoral shampoo will work but not for all. Head and Shoulders is much less effective; it's more a control agent. Selsun 2.5 % is pretty good. Nizoral, however, will eradicate the fungus and prevent re-infection even if you use it only weekly. Rinsing all laundry (like towels used on your hair) with a cup of vinegar at the last rinse is great, and so is a vinegar rinse of the scalp if you only use regular shampoo. If you use Nizoral or Selsun, rinse only with water. Baking soda is not a great idea although it may temporarily shock the little buggers. Also, the pH of water is 7 (neutral). If the scalp pH is far from 7 it causes problems. The fungus needs to eat the oil from your sebaceous glands to survive. It has a difficult time adapting to changed pH, hence the relative effectiveness of shampoos that do change the pH. The pH scale goes from 0 to14 with 0 extreme acid and 14 extreme alkaline. Neutral is a pH of 7 on the scale. Pure water has a pH of 7 or slightly off that . If you use bicarb or similar agents you will totally screw up the scalp's normal condition and also likely achieve a temporary victory over the fungus as they cannot adapt to the extreme. It is far better to use vinegar, rinse hair in one part vinegar to three parts water. Towel dry only. This will balance the scalp pH, unlike Bicarb. You will not be able to smell the vinegar once your hair is dry. The only time I ever smell vinegar is when I get my hair wet, like when I'm ready to shampoo again. You won't smell like a salad. :D
    beat 'dis 9 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 07:59 PM
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  • I still think baking soda is the most gentle, effective way to treat the scalp! Vinegar may work too, however it may be too irritating for many people. The baking soda WILL BALANCE OUT THE pH as its job is to buffer acid (bacteria, etc) and leaves the hair squeaky clean. You can go to a shop and buy an expensive clarifying shampoo to do the same thing. This treatment was suggested to me by my stylist and she's been a cosmotologist for 17 years and uses this TX on her daughter once a week. She runs around and sweats alot and the sweat (bacteria) causes alot of itching, so once a week she treats her with gentle shampoo w/ BAKING SODA and the itch goes away for the rest of the week. Simple as that. Sometimes the easiest and simplest treatments are the best ones!! If you do use vinegar- be sure there are no open sores from itching or severely dry scalp--or it will burn like heck!!! I've been doing massage for 14 years but I also have an AS in Advanced Skin Care and I'd be very careful using vinegar on the skin or scalp. Put a drop in your mouth and see how it makes you feel. It burns the skin AND SCALP pretty much the same way!!!:eek: Best of luck figuring out what's out of balance! Keep us posted.
    1111healer 106 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 08:25 PM
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  • Which is why you need to use the vinegar mixed with water. ;)
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    • February 12, 2007
    • 08:47 PM
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