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my friend has a lot of dandruff, and it looks bad. how can she get rid of it?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Manage, not get rid: Seborrhea / dandruff and its relatives are not curable but are easily managed. Ketoconazole shampoo may prove your best friend; alternated with coal tar, selenium, blue drugstore dandruff shampoo, sulfur or whatever works.
Answered on Dec 7, 2016
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See dermatologist. Might be psoriasis and might not improve much without prescription.
Dec 5, 2016
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Consider allergy: In addition to Dr F's comments, consider allergy to chemicals in your current shampoo or conditioner. Try using [email protected] baby shampoo(unscented) and no conditioner for 2 weeks to test for allergy.
Answered on Dec 4, 2016

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DANDRUFF SHAMPOO: You need to use a anti dandruff shampoo like head and shoulder with conditioner or selson blue.

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