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Are There Others Here With Eczema On The Scalp?

Are There Others Here With Eczema On The Scalp?

I've had eczema on my scalp now for about 6 months. I've tried Cibinqo and had digestive problems with it. Dr first put me on prednisone which worked until I finished the pred. Now I'm on allegra, zyrtec and singular daily. I also use Ketoconazole medicated prescription shampoo. I have also tried sunflower oil and apple cider vinegar on my scalp after shampooing. He wants to try Dupixent but I am really not sure my condition is bad enough to warrant that. Any thoughts or home remedies?

posted January 13
A MyEczemaTeam Member

I have contact dermatitis on my scalp and it's horrible. Scaley and flaky. I am 83 and have never had skin issues in my life. I had a biopsy and the result was contact dermatitis which my Dermatologist does not understand as I only use shampoo and nothing else on my hair. If I use Nizerol, my head weeps and so clear shampoo and steroid is all I use. I can't get my hair cut as the rash is significant. Have med caused dermatitis on my body according to that biopsy. I am going to try an allergist as I have no idea exactly what the cause of this is and neither does my Dermatologist. He has tried to figure it out with the biopsies. Something changed in my immune system as I never had issues before. I just had a flair and only prednisone seems to help but can't stay on it. Can't take JAK meds as they can cause blood clots and had 2 Pulmonary embolisms several years ago. Very frustrated and upset with this issue. My head is the worst because I can't get haircut and it itches like a 1000 fleas.

posted January 15
A MyEczemaTeam Member

I have it on my scalp. First time around it was BAD!! all over my scalp. This time around, my forehead and back of my lower neck is compromised.
I finally after a year got in to see a dermatologist/allergist. He put me on gabapentin (300mg) triamcinolone ointment, and Ivermectin (3mg) now he did not have time to conduct a blood sample or patch test. He also scoffed at my regiment and the products I use. He said just shower and that's it, the water is good enough.

posted January 18
A MyEczemaTeam Member

I can't take any of the JAK meds because they can cause blood clots and I have had two Pulmonary embolisms. I am trying the steroid cream on my head now instead of the gel as I read here that gels usually have alcohol in them and yuppie, mine does. Hope changing to the cream makes a difference. It's a 1% and creamy enough not to look greasy and I can work it in. Wash my hair everyday and used Tsal today instead of just a clear and clean shampoo then washed again with Aveeno baby shampoo and put the steroid cream on. We shall see.

posted January 16
A MyEczemaTeam Member

Thank you, Joyce3. I am 67 and this is all new for me. My doc took a biopsy last week from my scalp so I'm hoping to learn something from that. I'm on day 3 of Rinvoq now and hoping it doesn't cause the stomach issues that Cibinqo caused.

posted January 16
A MyEczemaTeam Member

I have occasional itching on scalp . I use Aveeno Oat Milk Blend Shampoo and after and in between I use Skin Smart Antimicrobial Eczema Therapy. I use this last one after shampooing and in between. It is not just for scalp but can be used on body. Both can be purchased on Amazon.

posted January 14

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