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A 18-year-old male asked:

i have overactive sweat glands on my scalp overproduction of oil. i have to wait 3 months to see a dermatologist. what should i do? i shower everyday

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Use: Use dandruff shampoo for oily hair daily. Leave on scalp 5 to 10 minutes before rinse out.

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I am taking 60 mg phenobarbital daily after my skull tumor operation in 1995. What precautions should I take for my daily routine?

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