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Head And Shoulders For Tinea Versicolor
No: Selenium-containing dandruff shampoo helps treat a mild fungus on the skin, called tinea versicolor. The shampoo doesn't get rid of ringworm on the scalp, which is a different type of tinea infection, called tinea capitis. A dermatologist or a primary care doctor can help with ringworm of the scalp. ...Read more
Tinea capitus: Tinea capitus is a fungal infection of the scalp which causes itching, scaling, crusting, pustules and ocassionally infection with bacteria (kerion). Tinea capitus requires several weeks of oral antifungal medications with or without an antibacterial. Your doctor can help you determine if this is what you have. ...Read more
What head and shoulders shampoo product works best for treating acne on the shoulders, back, and chest?
None: The best you can probably do with over the counter products is find a shampoo with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and alternate days. Body acne is difficult to treat...Get help from a doc with experience and be patient. You may need a lot more than shampoo to fix body acne. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it is safe on the face. ...Read more
Dry, itchy white circular rashes on the arms and feet. Treated with lotromin and tinactin (tolnaftate) for a few weeks each and no improvment.
Cortisone for acne: It's ok to use occasionally, but don't start using it regularly. Cortisone is a topical steroid cream and over time it will worsen acne, thin the skin and cause other problems. It's great at getting inflammation under control quickly, but over the long term it is more detrimental than beneficial. Save it for emergencies, like the big zit on the end of your nose that appears before a big event. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pityriasis versicolor on neck and back left white patches after treatment of anti-fungal cream. White patches turn normal again? Or how can I treat?
Itchy dry to oily scalp. Already using selsun blue and head and shoulders for itch relief but still not working. Still have dandruff. Suggestions??
Can Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo treat itchy dry scalp? I've tried head & shoulders and jason tea tree shampoo, but the itchyness and dryness still come back.
Nizoral (ketoconazole) could work: But this is primarily intended to treat fungal infections. Have you seen a dermatologist to ensure that this is not a condition other that may benefit from a more specific therapy? ...Read more
I m looking for cure of seboric dermatitis.. Suffring with facial dandruff with itching and redness, and hair dandruff with itchy scalp and hair fall.
Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis tends to be chronic, and there's usually no strategy that stops it permanently. But treatments, including many you can try at home, may control your signs and symptoms during a flare-up. Anti fungal agents that you want to look for in the products you buy are: ketoconazole, ciclopirox, terbinafine (lamisil), zinc pyrithione, coal tar, and salacylic acid. ...Read more
How successful is selsun blue for seb dermatitis in comparison with Nizoral (ketoconazole) and neutrogena t/gel ?
Shampoo for seb derm: Selsun blue and neutrogena t-gel are excellent shampoos for mild seborrheic dermatitis. Prescription Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo tends to be somewhat better than otc products, however, they all treat the seb derm somewhat differently, so i recommend alternating two or three shampoos when treating seborrheic dermatitis and washing hair 3-7 times a week if possible. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Stubborn...: Unfortunately, the skin of the scalp is particularly stubborn and most of the time requires oral medication for weeks to months to clear up tinea. It is best to see you doctor or a dermatologist to MAP out a care plan, as the treatment can have side effects, especially on your liver. Wish i had better news, but you are likely wasting time and money using over-the-counter meds for this. ...Read more
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