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#20412 - 01/20/06 01:23 AM what shampoo works best?
wva Offline
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I'm curious if anyone uses extra strength Denorex shampoo with 3% salicilic acid? I'm trying it out now and I think it works better than head and shoulders and the sulfur shampoos I have tried. I used other tar shampoos in the past and nothing works great. But, the Denorex at least makes my scalp feel like it might be working a little. I need something stronger for the dry scalp but, it does seem to help my scalp to itch a little less and I get a kind of bengay feeling on my hairline (the hot and cold medicated feeling). I don't know if this is good or bad. Anyone else use this stuff or have a better suggestion? Thanks and God bless!

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#20413 - 06/02/06 09:56 AM Re: what shampoo works best?
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My Mum always used to wash my hair in Vosene medicated shampoo which I have just started using again after years of trying loads of other shampoos and it seems to be working really well for me again!

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#20414 - 06/03/06 02:05 PM Re: what shampoo works best?
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Thanks for the suggestion. I will keep that in mind. Currently I am trying the P & S Liquid scalp treatment (it has mineral oil and glycerin in it)overnight and washing with the P & S shampoo. It seems to be helping more than the other over the counter shampoos and it is pricey but worth it if it keeps helping. The scalp treatment to soak loose the flakes is very hard to get out of my hair, leaving my hair looking greasy even after 3 shampoos. But, I'm still trying it. Have you ever used the P & S shampoo and how does it compair to the Vosene medicated shampoo? Thanks for the suggestion and I will have to keep it in mind. God bless! [img]http://www.ichthyosis.com/ubb/smile.gif[/img]

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#20415 - 06/14/06 01:11 PM Re: what shampoo works best?
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I have never used P&S treatment or shampoo, however I have also just remembered that my Nan always used to use a Coal Tar shampoo called T-Gel, which worked wonders when I stayed with her as a child when my ichthyosis was rather bad (please see this site for detailed info on precautions etc before you think about trying it out: www.medicinenet.com/coal_tar_shampoo-topical/article.htm ).
When I was in my teens I also found a natural shampoo bar which contained coal tar and used that for a while which seemed to help, unfortunately the company that made it shut down and I haven't tried any others containing coal tar since.

I also remember my Nan using a coal tar soap, so all of a sudden I am wondering whether she had bad skin and the gene was passed down through her, although unfortunately I have no way of finding out as she died many years ago - however I have noticed in many articles I have read that they believe from tests they have carried out over the years that ichthyosis can be found predominantly in people with a mediterranean background, and my Great Grandmother (my Nan's mother) was Italian - interesting!

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#20416 - 06/15/06 09:56 PM Re: what shampoo works best?
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Thanks for the suggestion on coal tar shampoo. I'll do a little research and see if I can find any. As far as the Mediterranean background goes that definately would not be me. I am mostly part Irish, a little Dutch, and very little Native American. My family has blonde hair, fair skin, and either blue or green eyes (for me green).

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#20417 - 06/16/06 08:06 AM Re: what shampoo works best?
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Funny - my mum is of Irish descent, she has very pale skin, green eyes and her hair used to be ginger (before it went grey)- although we don't know which side of the family the gene was passed down from as no-one else seems to have any symptoms, it's quite strange that we have that Irish connection also.

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#23578 - 01/02/09 01:54 PM Re: what shampoo works best? [Re: Peachfuzz]
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I tried a lot of different shampoos in the past, some seemed to work only for a while. After buy over 15 to 20 different shampoos I found that Garnia Frutise "Sleek and Shine" works best for me. I use to have like dandruff, but with this shampoo I feel it's the best one I've tried. I didn't like the smell of the coal tar shampoo, I think I used it when I was younger, but I don't think I ever really used it. Well Good luck.

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#23615 - 01/06/09 09:10 PM Re: what shampoo works best? [Re: Ted]
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We're in the process of using t-gel on our 23 month old. We use it twice a week and then comb her hair through immediately after rinsing with a fine tooth comb then condition with johnson's baby conditioner. Seems to be doing the trick so far!!

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#23649 - 01/09/09 11:55 PM Re: what shampoo works best? [Re: BritMum]
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At what age can you start using T-gel on a baby/child? I've heard so many good things about it smile
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My name is Morgan. My son Brandyn was born on 26th June, 2008 in Sydney, Australia as a collodion baby and has been diagnosed with lamellar ichthyosis.

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#23706 - 01/17/09 01:21 AM Re: what shampoo works best? [Re: brandynsmum]
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My 13 yr old daughter is using Carmol shampoo. It is pricey $30 for a bottle, but it does seem to work.

Good luck to you! The scalp is so hard to manage.

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