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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have dandruff. i have tried every brand of shampoo nothing works. what can i do? head and shoulders works but only for awhile. so? pls help

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Dandruff: Well, you may want to be examined by doctor first as certain diseases like psoriasis can resemble dandruff but are treated differently. If it is dandruff, i suggest trying coal tar shampoo or selenium sulfite one (over-the-counter formulation). Also, Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo may be a good option. Try one of those or all three of them if one or two are not working well.
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