• 6 months ago

    Itching scalp

    I have intermittent burning itching all over my body and have for years. I have eczema that is generally well controlled with topical triamcinolone. Several weeks ago I developed an itchy scalp at the back of my head! At first I was terrified I had some infestation, so I treated myself for lice and scabies even though I have no idea how I would have contracted parasites like that! That didn't help...I have seen my primary care and a dermatologist twice...Prednisone helped some while I was on it, but I've finished that and now the itching has returned. I am using clobetasol shampoo...T-Gel and Nizarol shampoo with ketoconazole. I am taking Claritin. My derm put me on diflucan today...I have no scaling, patches, redness or signs of bites on my head or neck. It isn't a constant itch, but I have intermittent burning/itching at the back of my head that is sometimes so intense I'm afraid I'm going to scratch myself bloody! I try not to scratch because that seems to make the cycle worse...I'm generally healthy...I take Nexium and Ranitidine and an oral birth control pill. I have taken all of those for years and I have had no new household products or cosmetics. I am at my wit's end! I cannot live like this forever! Has anyone had anything like this? If the diflucan doesn't work, I'm going to ask about Dupixent. My derm keeps saying that eczema is the itch that rashes...maybe it is just my eczema?