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I Have Used Ketoconazole 2% Shampoo For My Scalp Seborrheic Dermatitis For Twenty Days. My Scalp Has Not Got Better But More Itching. Thank

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I’ve had similar situation. My itching has increased since starting treatment - going on 4 months and we switched out shampoos and steroids. Woolf love to get get rid of the itch on my scalp but dermatologist seems at a loss as to what more they can do

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I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing more itching. Here are a few suggestions based on the context provided:

1. Consult Your Doctor: It's important to discuss your symptoms with your doctor or dermatologist. They can help determine if the ketoconazole shampoo is the right treatment for you or if you need an altern... read more

I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing more itching. Here are a few suggestions based on the context provided:

1. Consult Your Doctor: It's important to discuss your symptoms with your doctor or dermatologist. They can help determine if the ketoconazole shampoo is the right treatment for you or if you need an alternative.

2. Try Other Medicated Shampoos: The National Eczema Association recommends shampoos with ingredients like:
- Salicylic acid
- Selenium sulfide
- Zinc pyrithione

3. Manage Stress: Stress can worsen seborrheic dermatitis symptoms. Finding ways to manage stress might help reduce your symptoms.

4. Over-the-Counter Options: Some people find relief with over-the-counter dandruff shampoos. You might want to try shampoos with:
- 3% salicylic acid
- 1% ketoconazole

5. Topical Treatments: Your doctor might prescribe other topical treatments such as:
- Fluocinolone
- Desonide
- Clobetasol
- Betamethasone valerate

6. Home Remedies: Some members of MySebDermTeam have found relief using home remedies like apple cider vinegar rinses.

Remember, it's crucial to seek medical advice before making any changes to your treatment plan.

 This AI-generated response comes from MySebDermTeam and other selected sources. It is not a substitute for medical advice. Always ask your doctor about specific health concerns.

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