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Doctor insights on: Dandruff Shampoo In Children

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What is the best over-the-counter dandruff shampoo for children?

What is the best over-the-counter dandruff shampoo for 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

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more


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Does anti dandruff shampoo work?

Does anti dandruff shampoo work?

Yes: Leave on for 10- 15 mins before getting into shower, use daily and rotate shampoos, using a tar based/nizeral/headnshoulders if not helpful see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Please suggest an anti-dandruff shampoo.

Please suggest an anti-dandruff shampoo.

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

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Is it bad to use dandruff shampoo if I have no dandruff?

Is it bad to use dandruff shampoo if I have no dandruff?

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.
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I have a lot of dandruff, what brand of dandruff shampoo do experts recommend?

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

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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

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What to recommend against dandruff? (except anti-dandruff shampoo because none of that stuff actually works)

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

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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 ?

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 

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Seborrhea or eczema: you must be evaluated since although this sounds like seborrheic dermatitis and generalized seborrhea, you may have an allergic skin reaction: see a dermatologist for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use anti dandruff shampoo everyday?

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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Does the head and shoulders citrus breeze dandruff shampoo work?

Does the head and shoulders citrus breeze dandruff shampoo work?

Zinc pyrithione: Zinc pyritione is a known compound that can help with dandruff - but you need to alternate with another shampoo such as salacylic acid, coal tar, selenium sulfide to really keep the dandruff away. ...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 use dandruff shampoo everytime i shower(which is often). Why do I still have flacks coming from my head?!?

Seborrhea?: You may need something stronger, perhaps ketoconazole shampoo. Best visit with your physician. You're a teen now and you want to be rid of this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is their prescription dandruff shampoo that does not contain tar?

PRESCRIPTION SHAMPOO: PRESCRIPTION SHAMPOOS WITH NO TAR

CLOBETASOL
DERMA-SMOOTHE
OLUX FOAM
LOPROX

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What's a cheap way to get rid of dandruff, besides dandruff shampoo?

Wash hair frequently: try tar shampoo followed by a cream rinse or lemon based conditioner. This remedy might not be as effective as using an anti-dandruff shampoo because these contain antifungal ingredients that kill the fungus (malassezia) that is associated with dandruff. ...Read more

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I think I have dandruff. What is the best thing to do buy a dandruff shampoo or go to the dermatologist?

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

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I used to a have an oily dandruff hair so i'm using an anti-dandruff shampoo, but my hair now is so dry and it looks oily, what should I do?

See doctor: Sometimes an anti-fungal lotion may help. I presume that you may have seborrhea as well. Another approach would be to reduce the use of this shampoo to just 2x a week and see if this helps. ...Read more

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Is organic dandruff shampoo strong enuff for seb dermatitis of scalp?

Depends: It depends what is in it. If it doesn't have selenium or ketoconazole, the likelihood of it working is fairly low. ...Read more

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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..

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

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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?

Eczema?: 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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Please recommend the best dandruff shampoo for itchy scalp?

Anti-dandruff 'poos: 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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How to prevent hair loss, shampoo or dandruff shampoo?

How to prevent hair loss, shampoo or dandruff shampoo?

Cause for Hair loss: You need to find out why you are losing hair. Hair loss can be a sign of hormonal imbalance such as thyroid or sex hormones. Certain medications can also cause hair loss. Poor nutrition can also cause hair loss. You get the picture. It is important to see a doctor to help you figure out what might be causing your hair loss Take care ...Read more

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Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Seb Derm : dandruff is caused by overgrowth a fungal organism. Try using an antidandruff shampoo such as ketoconazole and leave on for 5 min in shower. Also you may need a topical steroid for itching or redness. You can also try coconut oil to the scalp ...Read more

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Head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo good for pityriasis versicolor?

Not potent enough: No it is not potent enough to treat pityriasis versicolor
you need selsun sulfide, zinc pyrothione, miconazole, Clotrimazole and terbinafine
all these are available over the counter in lotion form, shampoo or cream. ...Read more