... have used the medicated shampoo, Clobetasol Propionate, but it causes more of the same.
Without more information and photos and better yet a close examination of the scalp, a uniform answer can not be given.
There are many different types of scalp conditions that can develop with this class of medications known EGFR inhibitory drugs. We published studies showing the development of pustular scarring conditions in the scalp with gefitinib (Iressa) and others have reported non scarring conditions as well.
Please see an experienced dermatologist who specializes in hair conditions for advice. A variety of options including topical steroids, topical antibiotics, topical calcineurin inhibitors as well as oral medications such as doxycycline have all be used.
Scarring alopecia associated with use of the epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor gefitinib.
Donovan JC, et al. Arch Dermatol. 2008
Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp-like eruption due to gefitinib: case report and review of the literature of alopecia associated with EGFR inhibitors.
Toda N, et al. Dermatology. 2012
Retarded low-dose doxycycline for EGFR or MEK inhibitor-induced papulopustular rash.
Vaubel J, et al. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2014
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