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Hey doc. I have got severe dandruff & i want to get rid of it. I have triedusing anti dandruff shampoos like h&s, garnier, etc & cetrimide sol as well.
Severe Dandruff: Refractory dandruff can be a clue that there is an underlying skin condition that requires more aggressive treatment than is available from the usual otc dandruff shampoos that you have already tried. You might consider making an appointment with a dermatologist to review your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cetrimide and ketaconozole shampoo be used alternatively every other day to treat sebbhoeric dermatitis? Is it safe? Wull it damage my scalp?
It's Ok: It is fine to use them both. I would try to limit how often you wash scalp if you have sebbhorea - there is a fine line between not shampooing enough and doing it too often, both of which can irritate the scalp and cause the condition to flare up. I would suggest if at all possible every other day, so as not to dry out scalp oils too much, especially in the winter months. ...Read more
Can eye gel that contain Cetrimide as preservative be used long term? Doc say can. Leaflet say can damage corneal epithelium n cause eye irritation.
Ciclopirox BP(1%w/v), Zinc Pyrithione (ZPTO) (1%w/v) , aloe vera vs Cetrimide IP(5%w/v),Isopropyl alcohol IP(10%w/v). which shampoo is better 'n' why?
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more