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Why do some shampoos cause irritation to my sensitive scalp?

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Fragrances and preservatives in shampoo irritate some people's skin. Not rinsing out shampoo well can also cause itching.

From: Help for a Sensitive Scalp WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Actinic keratosis," "Scalp Psoriasis," "Scalp Psoriasis: Diagnosis and Treatment," "Taking Care of Your Hair."

American Academy of Dermatology EczemaNet: "Heat, Humidity, and Emotions: Possible Triggers for Atopic Dermatitis," "Types of Eczema."

American Cancer Society: "How Is Melanoma Skin Cancer Found?"

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Allergic Contact Dermatitis."

Bin saif, G. December 2011. Experimental Dermatology,

Cancer Research UK: "Skin Cancer Risks and Causes."

Hair Foundation: "Diseases and Disorders of the Scalp," "Hair Lightening and Skin Damage," "Itching Scalp," "Winter Hair Care Tips."

Lev-Tov, H., 2012. Indian Journal of Dermatology,

University of Michigan: "Dandruff."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 10, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Actinic keratosis," "Scalp Psoriasis," "Scalp Psoriasis: Diagnosis and Treatment," "Taking Care of Your Hair."

American Academy of Dermatology EczemaNet: "Heat, Humidity, and Emotions: Possible Triggers for Atopic Dermatitis," "Types of Eczema."

American Cancer Society: "How Is Melanoma Skin Cancer Found?"

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Allergic Contact Dermatitis."

Bin saif, G. December 2011. Experimental Dermatology,

Cancer Research UK: "Skin Cancer Risks and Causes."

Hair Foundation: "Diseases and Disorders of the Scalp," "Hair Lightening and Skin Damage," "Itching Scalp," "Winter Hair Care Tips."

Lev-Tov, H., 2012. Indian Journal of Dermatology,

University of Michigan: "Dandruff."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 10, 2017

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