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A 25-year-old male asked:

any medicine or shampoo to get ride of dandruff ?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Dandruff: Dandruff acan be controlled but not cured. Try t-gel or t-sal.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

I have really bad dandruff and no shampoos seem to work?

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Dr. Michio Abe
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There are ways: If you have tried otc tar, salicylic acid and selenium sulfide containing shampoos, and did not work, it's time for you to see a doctor to try topical ketoconazole or steroid. Bad drandruff is usually caused by seborrheic dermatitis, which is thought to be related to fungal infection. There are ways to control it.
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What medicated shampoo is recommended for both pityriasis capitis simplex and steatoides?

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Shampoo: Best medicated shampoo is selsun or nizoral (ketoconazole).
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A 24-year-old female asked:

What dandruff shampoos are often prescribed by dermatologists?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
The ones you know: Otc shampoos are usually as effective as prescriptions. Head & shoulders sells a zinc and a selenium shampoo. Dhs zn shampoo is twice as strong. Selsun blue is same as head & shoulders selenium. Nizoral can be found in a generic ketoconazole. Tar shampoos are found in every pharmacy. Salycylic acid shampoos are made by several cos. If there is inadequate response, see a dermatologist. If you like.
A 31-year-old member asked:

My shampoos are not giving the desired effect to stop dandruff. White dandruff scales still exist. How to avoid?

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Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 39 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Try Nizoral (ketoconazole) 1%or neutrogena t gel shampoo.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

Excessive dandruf even i tried using nizural shampoo what's the cause?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Not sure: You may have psoriasis or something called seborrhoeic dermatitis. I would recommend seeing a doctor since you may need a cortisone lotionto make your scalp get better. There are also over the counter products to help get rid of the scale. The cortisone lotion or solution would help the scale from reforming.

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