Fixing Itchy Scalp From Humira

Earlier today I noticed someone had made a comment on a humira related blog post from before. What was so interesting to me was how this person also complained about the itchy scalp that came along with taking humira.
That is the one of the strangest side effects that I had from that medication too. Actually, I had quite a bit more itchy places than just my scalp, but the scalp was sure one of them. For quite a while I was beginning to just think it was going to be added to the list of things that I would need to just deal with for the rest of my life. I was getting used to the ulcerative colitis symptoms, and now another thing on the list as minor as an itchy scalp was not that big of a deal. My friend told me about a shampoo which he used for itchy scalp that has tar in it. After researching it for a while, I decided I would give it a try and see if it was able to help me out as well.

This is the shampoo that I ended up using to help my humira related itchy scalp and it has worked wonders for me so far. I have only been using it for a year now so I can’t say yet what things will be like several more years from now, but I am remaining hopeful that the itchy scalp has gone away forever.

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  • I have lupus and RA and have been on Humira and methotrxate for 5 years. This week I am going crazy with a very itchy, sore scalp and searched this site to see if it could be a reaction to the medication. I too take prednisone and folic acid.

    • Hey Jeramie,

      It is just so strange how all of a sudden the scalp can get so itchy.
      Can you tell any particular patterns as far as when it gets worse for you?

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