Wed 8 May 2013
Before you start shouting Nizoral and Selsun Blue, hear me out. Since I started Propecia (finasteride), my scalp has been itchy. I soon went for the Zinc Pyrithione, Selenium Sulfide, etc., but that seemed to make things much itchier. I then reverted to regular shampoo and things got a bit better.
My hairdresser mentioned that my scalp looked dry rather than it being dandruff. I then started using hydrating conditioner which has helped a lot, but my scalp still itches intermittently. I’ve Googled for scalp moisturizer but haven’t found much. Do you guys have any suggestions?
I think a trial of Neutrogena T/Gel shampoo, available at most grocery stores in our area for about $9.00, is worthwhile. I find that it solves most dry problems. If it doesn’t help in a few weeks I’d see a dermatologist.
T/Gel shampoo has tar in it so it’s not the best smelling. Not a problem for old married guys but if you are single you may want to pick up a better smelling shampoo or conditioner to use after the T/Gel.
Dr. William Lindsey – McLean, VA
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