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  • Can the scalp treatment that you list be used on a toddler (age 2 years)? My daughter has had a ‘rash’ on her scalp for a long time. It is very scaly and very itchy. We took her to see a dermatologist that took a small culture and prescribed Griseofulvin and a fungal shampoo because she was certain it was a ring worm since there was a bald patch. However, the rash did not improve and seems to have gotten worse. I’m wondering whether your scalp treatment will help, however it seems intense and possible too strong for a toddler. Please let me know.

    Our standard scalp lotion is too strong for toddlers as you have correctly assumed. (You would need our special formula) However since the problem does appear to be fungal I imagine you are using the grisovin (an oral anti-fungal ) with a ketoconazole containing shampoo such as Nizoral?

    If you can confirm how often you are using the shampoo and what it's active ingredient is, I can give you some good suggestions that will help. Looking forward to hearing from you, Kind Regards, David Hosking

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  • I have an African American daughter (now age 3) who started out with something very scaly and itchy. Her pediatrician was sure it was ringworm and put her on Griseofulvin. After several months and not getting any better, I took her to a dermatologist and he took a culture and prescribed Septra Suspension that she was on and off for several more months. She hasn’t been on anything since Jan., 2008, however her condition hasn’t gone away.

    The Scalp Psoriasis and Seborrheic Dermatitis pictures on your website are great examples of what my daughter’s scalp looks like. She has what looks like sever dandruff throughout her head and some raised bumps above and behind her ears and at the nape of her neck. When the bumps appear, they are very sore.

    You told the previous mom that your scalp lotion was too strong for toddlers and you were going to offer her some other suggestions. Can you please share those suggestions with me?

    As we are a compounding pharmacy we can tailor make preparations to suit various ages. As the website is quite large I don't actively advertise this as it would lead to confusion.

    A reduced strength Psorexederm scalp lotion would be Ideal for your daughter. The Ingredients would be Salicylic acid and coal tar solution in an oil base, but with strength levels that are appropriate for a childs scalp. DHS shampoo is 3% salicylic acid which is a keratolytic removing scales to restore normal skin appearance. It is also mildly anti-fungal. The coal tar in our product reduces itching and scale production.
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  • My son is 17 month old. Now is the only problem on his scalp and very itchy. Can you please tell me about the "Children's Strength" is this product okay to use on 17 month old? I'm ordering the "Children's Strength" now with this comment. Please email back and let me know about your suggestion.

    The child strength scalp lotion is ideal for your situation. If the scalp has been scratched use the dropper to apply very lightly around that area to avoid any stinging which only seems to occur on raw areas. Children will scratch however.

    For your convenience, in a 17 month child you can apply the scalp lotion about 2 hours before the bath rather than leave it on overnight and it still seems to work well.

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QUESTION:- Can your scalp treatment be used on a toddler (age 2 years) with a very scaly and very itchy scalp?

My daughter has had a ‘rash’ on her scalp for a long time. It is very scaly and very itchy. We took her to see a dermatologist that took a small culture and prescribed Griseofulvin and a fungal shampoo because she was certain it was a ring worm since there was a bald patch.

However, the rash did not improve and seems to have gotten worse. I’m wondering whether your scalp treatment will help, however it seems intense and possible too strong for a toddler. Please let me know.


ANSWER:- Our child strength scalp treatment be used on toddler, and will treat a very scaly and very itchy scalp , however your problem sounds like it is fungal

Our normal scalp lotion is too strong for toddlers as you have correctly assumed. Since the problem does appear to be fungal I imagine you are using the grisovin (an oral anti-fungal ) with a ketoconazole containing shampoo such as Nizoral?

If you can confirm how often you are using the shampoo and what it's active ingredient is, I can give you some good suggestions that will help. Looking forward to hearing from you, Kind Regards, David Hosking


QUESTION: How do I treat my African American 3 year old with condition that looks like Scalp Psoriasis and Seborrheic Dermatitis?

I have an African American daughter (now age 3) who started out with something very scaly and itchy. Her pediatrician was sure it was ringworm and put her on Griseofulvin. After several months and not getting any better, I took her to a dermatologist and he took a culture and prescribed Septra Suspension that she was on and off for several more months. She hasn’t been on anything since Jan., 2008, however her condition hasn’t gone away.

Picture of a typical case of Scalp Psoriasis Picture of Seborrheic Dermatitis results in a condition that looks like severe dandruff

The Scalp Psoriasis and Seborrheic Dermatitis pictures on your website are great examples of what my daughter’s scalp looks like. She has what looks like sever dandruff throughout her head and some raised bumps above and behind her ears and at the nape of her neck. When the bumps appear, they are very sore.

I apply a very small amount of Tazorac cream and they dry up/go away pretty quickly. Another dermatologist recently said put her on DHS Shampoo to be used at least twice a week. You told the previous mom that your scalp lotion was too strong for toddlers and you were going to offer her some other suggestions. Can you please share those suggestions with me? May 19, 2008



ANSWER: How to treat an African American 3 year old with condition that looks like Scalp Psoriasis and Seborrheic Dermatitis?

As we are a compounding pharmacy we can tailor make preparations to suit various ages. As the website is quite large I don't actively advertise this as it would lead to confusion.

A reduced strength Psorexederm scalp lotion would be Ideal for your daughter. The Ingredients would be Salicylic acid and coal tar solution in an oil base, but with strength levels that are appropriate for a childs scalp. DHS shampoo is 3% salicylic acid which is a keratolytic removing scales to restore normal skin appearance. It is also mildly anti-fungal. The coal tar in our product reduces itching and scale production.

You apply it daily to the affected area and leave on for 2-3 hours before bath time. You then apply a good shampoo (any brand) directly to the dry scalp and massage into the oily area to emulsify the oil then add water to work into a lather on her whole head then wash off. This needs to be done daily for up to 14 days or until the flaking has cleared. To prevent recurrence you need to wash her hair at least 4 times a week or daily is even better. This prevents scale and fungal buildup/recurrence. If washing her hair 3-4 times a week is desired then use the DHS shampoo. Twice a week probably will not be sufficient in my experience.

Should to order this product just order the Psorexederm scalp lotion and in the comments field note Children's Strength.
Kind Regards,
David Hosking.

QUESTION: How do I treat an African American 3 year old with condition that looks like Scalp Psoriasis and Seborrheic Dermatitis?


I have a question about your product to treat dry scalp. My 11 year old daughter has been suffering from a rather severe case of atopic dermatitis/eczema for the last 9 months. Most of her 11 years, she has dealt with eczema behind the knees and in the bend of her elbows, but last winter it began on her neck, face, and has now progressed to her head. She has severely dry and extremely sensitive skin.

I have purchased your fragrance free face and body balm and although it has not eliminated the problem, it has made it more manageable. The problem we are experiencing now is her scalp is dry, flaky, and the itching is almost unbearable for her. She has red, open, seeping areas. I have tried many different products to moisturize. The first treatment we tried was neutrogenia tar based shampoo for dandruff, but it made the eczema on her neck so bad we had to stop.

Recently, our dermatoligist prescribed Dermasmooth scalp oil (to treat psoriasis) with no relief. He recommended antifungal treatment and we tried a selenium sulphide shampoo. The the same time she was prescribed Keflex for antibacterial treatment. Still the dryness, itching, and inflammed seeping areas persist.

Is your product something that we should consider trying, or do you think it would just continue to aggravate the eczema and allow the current conditions to persist. I appreciate any input you may be able to provide. Thank you,


QUESTION: How to treat an African American 3 year old with condition that looks like Scalp Psoriasis and Seborrheic Dermatitis?

We have had success with our Psorexederm Scalp Lotion but for your daughters problem it should be HALF STRENGTH.

When ordering it simply order the Psorexederm Scalp Lotion BUT in the comments section type HALF STRENGTH as discussed with David. I have emailed my webmaster so he is aware of it. We often make special alterations to our formulas as needed.

The ingredients are a scale removing agent, salicylic acid, coal tar at 5% concentration for anti-inflammation and anti-itch and are in an oil base to prevent scalp drying. The oil can be applied directly to the scalp areas with the dropper provided so it should not affect the neck.

The method of application is to apply it several hours before her bath/shower and note the time you applied it. If no irritation wash out in 2-3 hours time. Choose any good shampoo and add the shampoo to the oily scalp WITHOUT Water and massage it well in to dissolve the oil. Then add water, work into a lather and wash out.

The scalp will be cleaner and should itch less. If irritation occurs note the time after application and apply it for half this time the next application. Daily use is needed to get best results. If the red open areas get irritated but no where else, you can protect them by first applying a dab of hypo-allergenic balm to the red open areas then applying the scalp oil. Daily shampooing actually stimulates the scalp to produce more oil over time. Use any conditioner you have found suitable after shampooing.

The half strength scalp lotion should cause minimal problems so the above is what to do if irritation occurs. (about a 50/50 chance) Results should be seen within 14 days of daily use. The problem should get steadily better. Once cleared up hair washing with any shampoo should be done at least every 2nd day if daily is no feasible. Hope this helps,

Kind Regards,
David Hosking.

QUESTION: How do I treat 17 month year old baby with a scalp that is very scaly and very itchy


Hi David, My son is 17 month old. He has had a 'rash' on his face, body and on his scalp after he was born a month. It is very scaly and very itchy. We took him to see a dermatologist and they recommend used DHS shampoo. However, the rash on his scalp did not improve and seems to have gotten worse.

I ordered 2 bottles of Hypoallergenic Face and Body Balm for his face and body and now his skin look very beautiful. Thank you!!!!

Now is the only problem on his scalp and very itchy. Can you please tell me about the "Children's Strength" is this product okay to use on 17 month old? I'm ordering the "Children's Strength" now with this comment. Please email back and let me know about your suggestion.

ANSWER: How to treat 17 month year old baby with a very scaly scalp and very itchy scalp

Thanks for the lovely comments. The child strength scalp lotion is ideal for your situation. If the scalp has been scratched use the dropper to apply very lightly around that area to avoid any stinging which only seems to occur on raw areas. Children will scratch however.

For your convenience, in a 17 month child you can apply the scalp lotion about 2 hours before the bath rather than leave it on overnight and it still seems to work well.

Kind Regards,
David Hosking. 24\5\09

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