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Doctor insights on: Dandruff Shampoo Treating Hypopigmentation Vitiligo Forehead

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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

Dr. Fernando Scaglia
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Hypopigmentation (Definition)

Hypopigmentation is a medical term describing areas of skin that are lighter in color than the rest of the skin. It can be present from birth or be caused by a number of conditions such as vitiligo (an autoimmune condition), fungal infection, ...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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I have dandruff real bad i've tried all kind of dandruff shampoo and nothing works. Any suggestions?

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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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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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

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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?

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

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


Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition in which affected individuals have hypopigmented ...Read more