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Doctor insights on: Natural Anti Dandruff Shampoo

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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

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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Please suggest an anti-dandruff shampoo.

Please suggest an anti-dandruff shampoo.

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

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What to recommend against dandruff? (except anti-dandruff shampoo because none of that stuff actually works)

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

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I have dandruff from past 5 years when I use a anti dandruff shampoo it will be less when I stop it becomes more and more over it's like patches please help ?

I have dandruff from past 5 years when I use a anti dandruff shampoo it will be less when I stop it becomes more and more over it's like patches please help 

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Seborrhea or eczema: you must be evaluated since although this sounds like seborrheic dermatitis and generalized seborrhea, you may have an allergic skin reaction: see a dermatologist for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use anti dandruff shampoo everyday?

Shampoos: it depends on what type it is . if it is a steroid containing shampoo, to be on the safe side, limit it to 3 times a week. other shampoos can theoretically be used daily but patients generally do not like the look of the hair after daily use of anti dandruff shampoos. consider them a medication and use three times weekly. consult your doctor if that does not relieve your condition. ...Read more

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I used to a have an oily dandruff hair so i'm using an anti-dandruff shampoo, but my hair now is so dry and it looks oily, what should I do?

See doctor: Sometimes an anti-fungal lotion may help. I presume that you may have seborrhea as well. Another approach would be to reduce the use of this shampoo to just 2x a week and see if this helps. ...Read more