Dry scalp: Hi guys, my two boys have both... - Kidney Transplant

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Dry scalp

Hi guys, my two boys have both had transplants one liver and kidney and the other had two livers, my question is a little odd lol they both have really dry scalps, I've tried many different shampoos but nothings is working. They are both teens so obviously it's not particularly nice for them . Does anyone else suffer this, they are on three anti rejection meds along with some others , tacrolimus , mycophenalate and prednisolone any advice would be great, thanks Jo xx

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Bless their hearts! I have been on that same cocktail for 6 years for a kidney transplant and only had thinning of the hair for the first few years. If you don't find a resolution, have them rub just a dab (really, a dab) of coconut oil (from jar you can get at any grocery store) on their scalp before washing their hair (and not to wash their hair too often). Best of luck.

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Awesome thanks hunni that's really helpful , I shall buy some tomoz xxx

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I've had dry scalp my whole life, my transplants haven't seemed to make it worse or better. Over-washing definitely makes mine worse, so I don't use shampoo ever. I'll "co-wash" which means about once a week I'll leave conditioner in my hair while I shower and then rinse it out. Periodically I'll wet my hair, put oil (Jojoba, tee tree) in my hair for an hour or two, and then co-wash it out. My scalp seems healthiest when I sweat more and rinse my hair after exercising. If I'm exercising and sweating regularly (4+ times weekly), I don't need to do anything else - just rinse after sweating so the sweat doesn't sit on it. But basically I'd look into dry scalp things unrelated to transplant - our bodies certainly change with transplant and we all adjust in different ways. All the best to your boys and you on your journey! - Kevin

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Thanks for the reply Kevin, they dont wash it really often teen boys hate baths 😂 I shall try what you have recommended , I really appreciate it. Jo xx

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I have dry scalp , 7 yrs post transplant. The dermatoligist gave me special shampoo. I haven't started using it yet. Maybe check with your dermoto;igist. Good luck

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Brilliant thank you . I'll ask their consultant when we go again in a few weeks . Jo xx

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