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Can I use selsun shampoo for vitiligo?

Can I use selsun shampoo for vitiligo?

Vitiligo: Selsun will treat tinea versicolor which is caused by a yeast like organism but will not treat vitiligo which is a depigmenting disease. ...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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Can hypopigmentation (vitiligo) on my forehead be treated with dandruff shampoo?

Can hypopigmentation (vitiligo) on my forehead be treated with dandruff shampoo?

Hairline: If it from vitiligo, it will not help. If it is flaky and whitish it may be seborrhea and then it may help. ...Read more

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Head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo good for pityriasis versicolor?

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

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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 have dandruff on my scalp. I tried head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo. But did not help me. Im having acne too cuz of it. What should I do?

I have dandruff on my scalp. I tried head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo. But did not help me. Im having acne too cuz of it. What should I do?

Dandruff from heck!: Dandruff is a few flakes. When it becomes an issue, we call it seborrheic dermatitis. This condition comes from reacting to the normal oils we make on our skin. You can try t-gel, and use it daily. If not, see your friendly neighborhood dermatologist. We use more potent topicals, and some oral medicines as well. We can fix your acne too! ...Read more

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I have a really itchy head i don't have lice I use dandruff shampoo for dandruff why is this it's really annoying me as i've tried lots of shampoos?

I have a really itchy head i don't have lice I use dandruff shampoo for dandruff why is this it's really annoying me as i've tried lots of shampoos?

See a dermatologist: You have tried all of the usual simple solutions to this. Get an exam and find out if there is any other specific process in place and find how to deal with it. ...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?!?

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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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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I have a really dry scalp that wont go away with dandruff shampoo, how do I get rid of it?

I have a really dry scalp that wont go away with dandruff shampoo, how do I get rid of it?

Seborrhea: You probably have seborrheic dermatitis; i'm an expert on that, because I have it too. Over-the-counter dandruff shampoos work on mild cases, but for more serious dryness you need a prescription shampoo such as loprox (ciclopirox) or clobex (there are many others). I often add an anti-inflammatory foam like Luxiq or olux, which can be aplied directly to the scalp and won't mess up your hair. ...Read more

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I have a problem with dust particles in my hair. I use anti dandruff shampoo but that hasn't had any effect. My scalp feels normal otherwise.Any help?

Dust: Particles or perhaps dry scalp cells? Sometimes a milder shampoo with conditioner and also skipping one day in between in washing may help. If not recommend you see a dermatologist. Good luck! ...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. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Please recommend the best dandruff shampoo for itchy scalp?

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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Vitiligo (Definition)

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