Dermatitis on scalp - not going away

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Hi guys,

I had eczema as a baby and it has come back aged 23 as dermatitis on the scalp. I went to the doctor and started on tgel, nizoral and betacap mousse. Nothing worked and I had to go back. I am now on just nizoral (no other shampoos) and use the betcap scalp applicator cream (stronger) twice a week. However, they are not working at all. My head is still so itchy I look like I have nits and I hae lumps on blood forming on my scalp. Should I go to a specialist?  

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    Hi. if your eczema is somewhat symetrical left to right maybe try and get tested for gluten sensitivity. In my case only the genetic analysis yielded positive results for gluten sensitivity and only cure other than topical corticosteroids is gluten free diet. In my case it takes around 3 months of gluten free diet for the itching to go away enough so that i can live normally. 
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    Hi jennifer58184, I was diagnosed with seborrhoeic dermatitis and prescribed nizoral. But it made it much worse. It turned out that I am allergic to some ingredient in this medicated shampoo. 

    You might want to read a discussion posted previously on this forum: 

    https://patient.info/forums/discuss/scalp-is-very-painful-itchy-flakey-oozing-blood-sticky-fluid-help-512685

    This patient ultimately found out she had skin burrowing mite on her scalp and the whole ordeal was over in just about a week after receiving proper treatment.

    So yes if you can you should definitely go to a specialist. 

     

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      Thank you so much for that! I have those sores oozing too so that's quite worrying. I will go to the GP and hopefully get referred. 

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