Regarding my scalp, I decided it was time to make another trip to my dermatologist. I hadn’t been in about a year. I didn’t like the medications she prescribed for my scalp before, so I stopped using them. I also didn’t think they were working. Instead of being like a typical patient and stopping and never revisiting the idea of medications, I decided to go back and see if there was something else she could prescribe me.
The Selsun Blue worked pretty well for a while, but lately I haven’t been getting any relief of this Seborrheic Dermatitis. I started to wonder if it was something else.
The dermatologist stood by her diagnosis, but this time prescribed me a medicated shampoo called Loprox. I was told to wash my hair with my usual shampoo, rinse it out and then apply the Loprox to my scalp only and let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse. The Loprox (Ciclopirox) shampoo is a tiny bottle. I was skeptical at first as to how long it would last, but a little really goes a long way.
I was also given a liquid solution (Mometasone Furoate) to apply to my scalp twice a day for two weeks. I realized I only comb my hair once a day at most, so I’ve been using it once a day. Ssshhhh! Don’t tell her. Let me just say that the base of this solution is Isopropyl Alcohol 40%! It smells, looks, feels and absorbs like rubbing alcohol. I am definitely nervous about my hair drying out. Although it has a nozzle applicator, I know some of it is getting on my strands. Eek!
My scalp looks and feels a million times better! Next week I will follow up with her and see if and how she changes my regimen. I’m definitely thankful I went back and tried something new.