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Old 11-17-2010, 08:59 PM   #1
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Angry SCALP is very very dry and hurts --- HELP

I was diagnosed with primary sjogrenswoman - I am on Plaquenil

the problem is my scalp!! It hurts/hurts/hurts itches, etc.. nothing seems to

work or help. I have been to (5) dermatologists, one told me I had Psorisis, one gave me steriod shot that helped only for one month, all gave me various shampoos/scalp oils etc. nothing is working.

BUT THE DRYNESS IN MYSCALP is unbearable. Help anyone ?

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Old 09-24-2011, 04:14 AM   #2
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Re: SCALP is very very dry and hurts --- HELP

Hi there, I have primary sjogrens and have a dry itchy scalp too, I use a tar based solution just from the chemist and it eases the itching a bit but not completely, my biggest advice is dont wash youre hair too often, as that just brings out the oils more, and also even though its really hard, try not to itch it!!! as that makes it miles worse, mines worse right at the front in the middle, and if i itch it its very visable to see, so ive just tried not to for a week and its got better, the tar based shampoo stings on the areas i had itched as the skin had broken, but overall it seems much better. Hope this helps in some way and it eases up for you.

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Old 10-27-2011, 01:02 AM   #3
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Re: SCALP is very very dry and hurts --- HELP

Ihave sjogrens and psorisis and find fish oil tablets control dry scalp and other areas of dryness. I ran out of them the other week and within 4 or 5 days my scalp was so dry and itchy it was driving me nuts, so for me they really work well.

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Old 11-03-2011, 07:45 AM   #4
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Re: SCALP is very very dry and hurts --- HELP

My scalp doesn't itch that much, but I have suddenly become tender headed. I have never had a problem until a couple of months before my dx. I didn't conect the two, but I guess they are related.

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Old 11-07-2011, 08:29 AM   #5
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Re: SCALP is very very dry and hurts --- HELP

i shave my head bald and use a topical steroid. if i let my hair grow a bit it starts bothering me again. it also hides the fact that i have lost more than half my hair, giggle.

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