Would scalp medication break the Fast

CategoriesSawm (fast) [228]

Fatwa ID: 01296

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


Asalamualaikum, does application of scalp ointments e.g vasodilators (or any such liquid application or medicine) over the scalp invalidate the fast? Note that such medicines are absorbed through the skin of the scalp.



In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

Applying liquid medicine or oil onto the hair does not break ones fast. (Fatawa Darul Uloom Deoband p.412 v.6)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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