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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Medicated Shampoos (Overview)

Medicated shampoos is a skin-related agent.


Dr. Marvin Ott
27 doctors shared insights

Medicated Shampoos (Overview)

Medicated shampoos is a skin-related agent.


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Are medicated shampoos more effective than other shampoos?

Are medicated shampoos more effective than other shampoos?

Sometimes.: Medicated shampoos can be helpful for conditions such as psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. These are inflammatory diseases causing symptoms of irritation, scaling, and itching. Shampoos containing corticosteroids can be helpful at alleviating and controlling many of these symptoms. For mild conditions, however, the over the counter shampoos may be all that is necessary. ...Read more

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Have flaky scalp, can't use medicated shampoos, what can I try?

Have flaky scalp, can't use medicated shampoos, what can I try?

Topical steroids: Topical steroids help control this but are prescription. Topical antifungal shampoo Nizoral (ketoconazole) will also help. ...Read more

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Do medicated shampoos work on kid lice?

Do medicated shampoos work on kid lice?

If you mean...: ...Head lice, the only medicated shampoo for that is kwell, but it is banned in at least one state (california). Nix (permethrin) cream rinse is reasonably effective. Elimite cream works better, although it is "off-label". Ovide lotion works well, but it stinks, and is flammable, so be careful. ...Read more

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Do medicated shampoos cause hairfall as side effect?

Do medicated shampoos cause hairfall as side effect?

No: Scaly , inflammed scalp can increase shedding. There are other reasons for hairloss including low iron in women, low thyroid, or hormonal abnormalitites. If it persists see dermatologsit for evaluation and blood tests. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects on using different medicated dandruff shampoo? How was it different from using the natural remedy?

Yes: One could see contact dermatitis, or dryness of the hair or skin of the scalp from medicated shampoos. I am not sure what your mean by the "natural remedy"? ...Read more

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My problem is no matter how many times I wash my hair and use medicated shampoos for psoriasis I still get flaky scalp and painful root folicals why?

My problem is no matter how many times I wash my hair and use medicated shampoos for psoriasis I still get flaky scalp and painful root folicals why?

Psoriasis is chronic: Unfortunately, psoriasis is treatable, but not curable. Symptoms can be minimized by medications, but intermittent flares should be expected. If your condition has never improved with the previous medical treatment offered to you, reconsider the primary diagnosis of psoriasis. ...Read more

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Are medicated shampoos more effective than other shampoos?

Sometimes.: Medicated shampoos can be helpful for conditions such as psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. These are inflammatory diseases causing symptoms of irritation, scaling, and itching. Shampoos containing corticosteroids can be helpful at alleviating and controlling many of these symptoms. For mild conditions, however, the over the counter shampoos may be all that is necessary. ...Read more

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Do medicated shampoos cause hairfall as side effect?

No: Scaly , inflammed scalp can increase shedding. There are other reasons for hairloss including low iron in women, low thyroid, or hormonal abnormalitites. If it persists see dermatologsit for evaluation and blood tests. ...Read more