Saving the scalp

Common skin conditions are often trickier to treat when they happen to affect the scalp. Steroid scalp lotions are significantly more expensive than their cream counterparts, presumably because the market is smaller. I advise my patients to first apply a cheap supermarket shampoo (or low-irritant alternative if soaps affect the rash) and rinse. The hair, because it is now clean and wet, requires a considerably smaller quantity of the medicated formula. 

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