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A 44-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to get rid of dandruff?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Not curable: You will manage your dandruff every day of your life, like I do. Thankfully you have many effective options.
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A 58-year-old female asked:

How long does it take to get rid of infintigo?

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Dr. Raja Abusharr
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Impetigo: This skin condition is also called impetigo and is often seen in children between 2-6. It can occur at any age however as is caused by either staph or strep bacteria. It can be safely treated using topical antibiotic creams prescribed by a physician. Mupirocin ("bactroban") is a common medication that should result in improvement in generally 3 days. Its contagious so practice good hygiene!
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What to do if I cannot get rid of my dandruff?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Many options: Often a combination is required. Ketoconazole shampoo, coal tar shampoo, selenium shampoo, other over the counter shampoos, do daily. You will not cure it but you can manage it
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A 49-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of dandruff overnight?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Try this: Get a selenium based shampoo and leave it on for an hour. Then alternate selenium and ketoconazole shampoos. You cannot t cure it but you can manage it. There are lots of other things to try including good old coal tar
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A 52-year-old member asked:

How can I get rid of dandruff naturally?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Many choices: No cures, but ways to manage. The stuff that works is mostly gifts from Mother Nature so you'll be glad. Coal tar, sulfur, ketoconazole, selenium, zinc compounds. Find what combination is best for you.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how to get rid of my dandruff?

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Dr. Moji Ariyo
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Dandruff shampoos : Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection. Buy over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi.
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