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Can, but not helpful:
Folliculitis is a result of bacterial overgrowth/infections of your hair follicles...Typically just annoying rather than dangerous. It is basically a small zit. So, topical or oral acne medications can help.
Ketoconazole is an antifungal cream (good for ringworms, jock-itch, athlete foot etc.) and will not do anything to the bacteria above.
It won't do you harm, but won't do any good.
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Sometimes: Desonide is a steroid and can attenuate allergic and inflammatory conditions of the facial skin. Keto conazole is an anti-fungal and can be used for diagnosed treatment of facial fungus infections. Your dermatologist can assist you in diagnosis of your facial issues and recommend the best treatment. ...Read more
You Can: Head and shoulders typically has selenium sulfide in it which has a different mechanism of action that Nizoral (ketoconazole-an antifungal). These topicals are typically used to treat seborrheic dermatitis/dandruff. Because each works differently, you may get more of an affect using both. Good luck! ...Read more
Hi, I have got tinea versicolor 3 month ago took 2x200mg ketoconazole for 7 days and now it's back and now on my face what should I do?
Infection: It is a fungal infection w/ the spore & pseudohyphae that sometimes not easy to eradicate completely. Keep a good personal hygiene. Also, your immune system and treatment received are important. Make sure you keep your fingernail short and always to wash your hand. Go to see dermatologist. Perhaps in addition to oral antifungal, you also need antifungal cream. Discuss further with your derm. ...Read more
Red spot on back of head, already treated it with lotriderm and Nizoral (ketoconazole) with no result. What do I do?
Hi, I'm on a 2 week 2x200mg ketoconazole treatment for tinea versicolor. It's been 5 days and there are still new spot appearing. Now on my face?
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
Yes you can: Appply on your face twice a day where the rash is. ...Read more
Dermatologist prescribed me Ketoconazole & fluocinonide for hair loss have some hair loss on top head said these can help regrow hair is this true?
Possible recurring seborrheic dermatitis on face? Red, flaky & bumps. Have treated with ketoconazole and steroids - even honey. Flared worse. Advice?
Peeling skin, itchiness on penis head for 5 weeks. Taking 400mg Nizoral (ketoconazole) daily for fifth time. Relieves itching but skin still peeling off. Sugestion?
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
My doc told me I have scalp ringworm. I have been on Nizoral (ketoconazole) pills and shampoo for 3 weeks and the bald spot on my head has doubled in size. Normal?
Antimicotic med: It is very effective in treating fungal infections. Taken orally can increase your liver enzymes, that's why it is contraindicated in people with liver disease. ...Read more
Potential: Side effects. Here is info: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/ketoconazole-side-effects. Html ...Read more