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Dandruff Shampoo In Children
No best: Many good choices, but key not to get in kids eyes as they can irritate. Ingredients to look for: salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide and ketoconazole. Best to rotate between these different ingredients for better results. For example when finish a bottle of one ingredient, next bottle can contain one of other ingredients listed above. Dandruff chronic problem so no cure. ...Read more
Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. Common brands are Head-and-Shoulders and Selsun Blue. ...Read more
If you don't have:
dandruff then why use dandruff shampoo. It might make your scalp too dry. On the other hand, you probably don't have dandruff BECAUSE you are using the dandruff shampoo. See what happens when you discontinue the dandruff shampoo. If dandruff develops off the shampoo, then simply go back to using it.
Dandruff: You should use several kinds of dandruff shampoos, and shampoo every day, rotating the shampoos. Head and shoulder, selsun, tar shampoos, ketaconozole shampoo, and salycylic acid shampoos. Look for the generic non brand, it is cheaper. Take a long, five to ten minute, shampoo every day, lather well, rinse well, and then use a Hydrocortisone cream or lotion, and rub it into the scalp and leave it. ...Read more
I have dandruff real bad i've tried all kind of dandruff shampoo and nothing works. Any suggestions?
Other options: I agree with dr. Hernandez. Keep the shampoo on scalp for at least 5 minutes 3 x a week. Other options are otc salicylic acid shampoo same way alternating days with nizoral (ketoconazole). Also, scalpicin can be used for itching 1-2 x daily. This is a condition that can be controlled, not cured. See a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis as other conditions such as psoriasis may appear similar. ...Read more
What to recommend against dandruff? (except anti-dandruff shampoo because none of that stuff actually works)
Maybe not dandruff: Dandruff shampoos actually work quite well if picking the right one and that the problem is truly dandruff-- excessive shedding of dead skin cells on scalp caused by a scalp-specific fungus, malassezia globosa. If otc trials of several shampoos w/o success, consult doc for eval--possible causes such as psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis/eczema etc... Good luck to you. ...Read more
I have dandruff from past 5 years when I use a anti dandruff shampoo it will be less when I stop it becomes more and more over it's like patches please help
Shampoos: it depends on what type it is . if it is a steroid containing shampoo, to be on the safe side, limit it to 3 times a week. other shampoos can theoretically be used daily but patients generally do not like the look of the hair after daily use of anti dandruff shampoos. consider them a medication and use three times weekly. consult your doctor if that does not relieve your condition. ...Read more
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I use dandruff shampoo everytime i shower(which is often). Why do I still have flacks coming from my head?!?
I am 21yr old and I am having really bad flaky white dandruff for the past 6mths. None of the anti dandruff shampoo worked. What should I do?
I think I have dandruff. What is the best thing to do buy a dandruff shampoo or go to the dermatologist?
Dandruff shampoo: You can use over the counter medicated dandruff shampoo. If you do not see results it is recommended that you be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Do i need to use a dandruff conditioner with dandruff shampoo? I have very thick color treated hair. Need a conditioner. Thx.
Try it: Try it both ways. See which you prefer. ...Read more
My 2 month old has a bad cradle cap. Which anti dandruff shampoo is best to get? Which active ingredient?? ..There are many different ones..
Selenium Sulfide: Selenium sulfide (Selsun and Exelderm) are often used, but instead a prescription of an antifungal soap such as ketoconazole (2%) shampoo, which can work in a single treatment and shows significantly less irritation than over-the-counter shampoos such as selenium sulfide shampoos, but no adequate and controlled study has been conducted for pediatric use as of 2010 that I am aware of. ...Read more
I always wash my hairs with anti dandruff shampoo and sometimes teatree soap but my hairs have dandruff after taking shower and it feels itching?
If your run-of the mill anti dandruff shampoo is not working you may need something stronger. Your "dandruff" may be eczema so see a dermatologist to make sure.
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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. ...Read more
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