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How To Treat Dandruff In Chemically Treated Hair
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
The dandruffs are reducing and the two only hair patches are closing up on my scalp while being treated. Can I still grow my hair long?
I don't see why not: as long as your hair typically grows long (not everyones hair will grow really long). ...Read more
My friend has these little white bugs that crawl around in her hair. It's not lice or dandruff. It's bigger than lice and it's alive. What could it be and can it be treated?
Lice: Your description is a bit creepy. If you want to try a first step go buy some NIX (permethrin) germicidal shampoo and apply it to the scalp for a couple of hours. Rinse it out well. Examine the hair shafts for nits (white cacoons) and cimb or pick them off. Wash all the bedding and buy new combs etc. It maybe better to go right to the doctor with examples in hand to get a more aggressive approach. ...Read more
Yes: Any acid treatment to the hair will strip off the color. Look for a very specific dandruff treatment shampoo that is made for colored hair. It will be expensive, but if you have gone to the time and expense to color your hair, you must pay for the products that will maintain your color. This is along the same lines of not swimming in a chlorinated pool with colored hair... ...Read more
We have treated my hair so many times for lice. The bugs look like lice but what else could it be? I can't tell if I have nits or dandruff
Dandruff flakes off: Dandruff flakes off easily while nits are essentially "glued" to the hair shaft and are difficult to remove. Very important to treat entire household with a lice shampoo (Nix, Rid, etc) and to launder all bedding incl pillows, mattress covers, sheets, etc. in very hot water (120 degrees). Use "nit comb" to remove all nits from hair, be diligent, repeat until nits gone. ...Read more
Can damaged hairs (persistently weak, dandruff prone, excessive hair fall, stunted growth)be an aftermath of typhoid fever that was treated on time?
I have flaky like dandruff on my scalp, it's quite severe. Which is preventing the growth of my hair. How can I treat it?
Not all dandruff shampoos are alike. Some have different active ingredients, such as:
coal tar preparations (denorex therapeutic protection, neutrogena t/gel, scytera) pyrithione zinc (selsun blue for itchy dry scalp, neutrogena t/gel daily control dandruff shampoo, head & shoulders) salicylic acid and sulfur (sebex, sebulex) salicylic acid (neutrogena t/sal)
selenium sulfide, ketoconazole. ...Read more
I am experiencing hair loss, not genetic, but from when I have used so many chemicals (creams) on my hair, it lost his strenght and began to fall, I had dandruff in past even before hair falling and didn't cause it, what the best solution and cream 4 me?
I'm facing hair fall for couple of months. I already have seen a doctor. She has told me to treat my dandruff. But I'm still facing hair fall.
Many possibilities: If your dandruff is still active that can be one reason. Other reasons include so I read problems, weight loss stress approximately 3 months before the hair loss began, and genetics. Have you seen a dermatologist who specializes in hair. You clearly need a diagnosis and see if there are any treatments available. Blood test need to be done including the thyroid, CBC ferritin. ...Read more
After stress and a flu my skin became very dry, my scalp is dry, less hair. But no rush or dandruff. Is it Dry Seborrhoeic Dermatitis? How to treat?
Stress / cortisone:
Whenever the body is stressed (whether it's a physical stress like the flu, or it's a psychological stress) cortisol is released. Stress hormones like cortisol can affect the body's hair cycles (in the most noticeable form this is called telogen effluvium).
Unless you can cure stress, there's nothing you can do to prevent it or treat it! Nothing to worry about though. ...Read more
Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or Kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. 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. ...Read more
Many options: Dandruff is driven by infestation by a little yeast, and there are a hosts of easy treatments though no cure. You have to manage it and this is easy. Over-the-counter dandruff shampoos once or twice a day usually manage it. Sulfur and coal tar are old-fashioned, and ask about selenium compounds. For tough cases, your physician may offer ketoconazole shampoo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See derm: See dermatologist to discuss your treatment options. ...Read more
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