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Is There A Shampoo That Can Control Dandruff For A Persons With Diabetes
I have hair fall problem. I should shampoo my hair daily due to dandruff problem. Due to which my hair becomes dry. How control hair fall.
Consult a deramtolog: There are number of different factors that produce hair loss..From hereditary to hormonal to environmental etc.. Probably your best bet is to consult with a dermatologist that has a special interest in hair loss. He or She will examine your hair/scalp and provide you with a good indication what is the root problem of your hairloss.. ...Read more
very dry scalp..oil caused dandruff.tried ANT-DD shampoo but dry scalp Will steam treatment help to control dry scalp? any home remedies?
No steam: Use natural oil massaged at night , sampo 2-3 times a wk. ...Read more
I am using selsun blue dandruff shampoo & i notice i have more hair loss & more oily hair. But the dandruff are controlled, should i stop using it?
Dandruff blues: Dear KMcClure, Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, allergies, fungal infection, or irritated skin. I would recommend to alternate shampoos between an anti-dandruff shampoo and non anti-dandruff shampoo. If your dandruff is already controlled using selsun blue 2-3x a week should work. For natural anti-dandruff products look for a shampoo with tea tree oil or even an essential oil of it. ...Read more
How to get rid of dandruff in a healthy way from your? used shampoo and conditioner and the're useless. what' s the best method to use? Thanks.
Several.: For most patient, alternating a zinc pyithione shampoo (head and shoulders) and a tar shampoo (neutrogena-t-gel), gives better results. Selenium shampoos work well and are an alternative. Finally, there are shampoos with salicylic acid, which is keratolytic, meaning it helps break apart scales. Finally, ketoconazole shampoo, ie. Nizoral, is quite beneficial. ...Read more
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
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
Depends...: ...On the shampoo's strength. All shampoos sold over-the-counter are considered safe for children, but it's especially important to keep the lather out of the eyes, especially those containing selenium sulfide. Prescription shampoos are stronger, and may not be safe, particularly for younger kids. Your dermatologist will tell you which of the prescription shampoos are safe. ...Read more
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: 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a lot of dandruff , even though I use Head & Shoulders once a week, and regular shampoo everyday.
Seborrhea: is the condition you describe and is due to over activity of the oil glands of the skin. You may want to try using the H&S more frequently to see if that controls the flakiness better. If not your physician can prescribe medication that will improve the problem. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dandruff itchy and large flakes I use all kind of shampoos its does not work, what can I do. Thanks?
Try ketoconazole : Shampoo, you will need a psc from your doc. ...Read more
What to recommend against dandruff? (except anti-dandruff shampoo because none of that stuff actually works)
Maybe not dandruff: Dandruff shampoos actually work quite well if picking the right one and that the problem is truly dandruff-- excessive shedding of dead skin cells on scalp caused by a scalp-specific fungus, malassezia globosa. If otc trials of several shampoos w/o success, consult doc for eval--possible causes such as psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis/eczema etc... Good luck to you. ...Read more