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Shampoo for Dry, itchy scalp - - 3 things to know If your scalp is itching and you've tried every shampoo imaginable, there are 3 things you might want to know. 1. IT MIGHT BE OVER SHAMPOOING...  BEHOLD THE CARE OF A SURGEON’S HANDS. Bear with us - this parallel applies directly to your scalp.    Hand washing for hospital staff may be one of the biggest advances in medicine, right up there with antibiotics and vaccines. But too much washing leaves hands dry and crack...
The prevailing wisdom over the last few decades is that itchy and dry scalps are caused by fungal overgrowth that feeds off skin sebum (you may have heard of Malassezia as the infamous fungal offender).  Whether your dry, itchy scalp is a byproduct of seborrheic dermatitis, eczema or other skin conditions, the treatment is typically to attack either the sebum or the fungus, or both.  Trouble is that sebum is important for skin health, and despite antifungals of every kin...
An itchy scalp is like back pain; until now, no one seemed to know just what to do. It is pervasive, dreadfully annoying, and yet not taken particularly seriously by the professional community. We do know that there are many culprits at the root of an itchy scalp, from stress to environmental irritants, but the inflammatory nature of the condition is the common denominator. This isn’t new and it’s the reason steroids, the problematic workhorse of medical anti-inflammatory dr...
So we want to look young, protect our skin from sun damage, and try to prevent the way-more-common-than-you-think experience with skin cancer.  Right?  Who wouldn’t? As you try to figure out what to do and how to spend your hard-earned money, though, good luck.  Advertisements and hyped articles are everywhere, and oh, yes, this treatment or that one probably only cost somewhere between $300 and several thousand.  Even for medical experts, the research literature is dizzying for ...
Life is full of little surprises and secrets, and herein lays yet one more.  Nearly half a century into the massive dissemination of sunscreen products to protect us from harmful ultraviolet rays, there is virtually NO evidence of a reduction in skin cancer rates.  In fact, some studies suggest that the incidence of such maladies is increasing.  Ugh. Now, no one likes an all doom and gloom article, so hang in there.  While sunscreens may be disappointing, alas, there is some good news....