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I have really bad dandruff and no shampoos seem to work?

I have really bad dandruff and no shampoos seem to work?

There are ways: If you have tried otc tar, salicylic acid and selenium sulfide containing shampoos, and did not work, it's time for you to see a doctor to try topical ketoconazole or steroid. Bad drandruff is usually caused by seborrheic dermatitis, which is thought to be related to fungal infection. There are ways to control it. ...Read more

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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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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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Help! I've been having chronic dandruff for 10 years now! No new shampoo works?

Help! I've been having chronic dandruff for 10 years now! No new shampoo works?

Derm eval: If you have not found any over the counter dandruff products successful - then it may be time for dermatological assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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My dandruff doesn't seem to be going away. I've used shampoos, shower every day but nothing works. Any suggestions?

Let it sit: Sometimes applying dandruff shampoo, rubbing it in, and allowing it to dry before washing it off (about 15 minutes) will help. Do this 3 times a week for a few weeks, then periodically after. If if doesn't work, see your doctor for prescription to help. ...Read more

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Im getting dandruff and its not going away , ive used prescibed shampoo but it still don't work. What do you think I should do?

PERSISTENT DANDRUFF: YOU MUST SHAMPOO DAILY! HAVE YOU TRIED ANY OVER THE COUNTER TAR SHAMPOOS? THEY USUALLY WORK VERY WELL. IF NOT, YOUR DERMATOLOGIST MAY RECOMMEND A CORTISONE LIKE SHAMPOO. THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...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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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