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A 50-year-old member asked:

please recommend the best dandruff shampoo for itchy scalp?

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Dr. Moji Ariyo
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Anti-dandruff 'poos: 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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Last updated Nov 30, 2017

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