A 29-year-old male asked:
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i'm using coaltar (salicylic acid) for dandruff. how long will it take for my dandruff and hardened scalp skin to go away? using it from 2 weeks.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Let's get serious: Coal tar and salicylic acid are two different medications. If it's not working, it's time to explore possibly adding a Rx, or reviewing the diagnosis. Read up on seborrheic dermatitis and so forth -- an antifungal may be the next step, or it might be one of the less common illnesses.
Answered on Jan 28, 2015
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