January 26, 2012

Treating an itchy, flaky, red, and irritated scalp!

This is my lovely significant other, Anoeil. He suffers from sebhorreic dermatitis.

As you can see from the before photo, he was severely distressed about it. We have worked out a routine so that he doesn't have to make that face ever again. And yes, he wears that shirt often. It is cute!

The main source of relief for a red itchy scalp, and surrounding skin, is to try Nizoral. You can find it in places like Walgreens, Safeway, or Target. It's a strong medicated shampoo that also can help with acne. Anoeil uses Nizoral 2-3x a week for a few months until the skin heals and the condition starts to go away. Then he uses a shampoo I picked out for him - Giovanni Triple Tea Tree Treat. This is a great shampoo that is more on the natural side that will maintain scalp balance and health. Use these products as your first line of defense. Give them a few weeks and if you are still suffering, it's probably best to see a dermatologist.