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How to stop itchy scalp and public area

Hi,

My vulve started to itch 6 months ago after I had an intercourse with my boyfriend. His genital was itchy too. He bought a yeast infection cream and it was gone. Mine wasn’t. I’ve seen doctors and tried a lot of traitements for yeast infection, nothing worked. I did bacterial test, std test, they didn’t find anything. I tried cortisone cream, I tried natural remedies (coconut oil, Aloe Vera, tea tree oil, lavender oil, baking soda in my bath.) I bought white cotton underwear, stopped using soap. Nothing changed.

Also my scalp have been particularly itching since last year. Once again, I’ve tried a lot. Head and shoulders at first and then organic shampoo, tea tree oil, apple vinegar, coconut oil, castor oil, almond oil..

Please help me
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Sounds like you have tried all the usual recommendations, which means you really need to get to the cause in order to be able to stop it- I'd recommend going back to the doctor and keep going back until you get some answers (you can go to other doctors for other opinions).  You can also look into your diet to see if that might be part of the cause.  You can cut out sugar, for example, and see if that helps.  Keep a journal of the things you are eating and how your body is responding to them (if you have XYZ food, does your itch get worse that day or the next day, etc).  
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When ringworm infect the area between the toes, it is called tinea pedis.  I seem to have ringworm of the brain. I meant to write tinea pedis, but wrote tinea capitis. I seem to have tinea capitis on the brain.
When ringworm infect the area between the toes, it is called tinea pedis.  I seem to have ringworm of the brain. I meant to write tinea pedis, but wrote tinea capitis. I seem to have tinea capitis on the brain.
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It is called tinea cruris and tinea capitis. When ringworm infects the area between the toes, it is called tinea capitis. When it affects the pubic region it is called tinea cruris. When it affects the scalp, it is called tinea capitis. It is all the same. Only, the ringworm that infects the scalp lives inside the hair shafts and can't be treated topically. For the feet and pubic region, the best product is topical Lamisil. For the scalp, you must take Lamisil tablets: 250mg of terbinafine hydrochloride for 30 days. I also recommend shaving your head, keeping it dry, cool, exposed to air and sunlight.
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