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I used Nizoral (ketoconazole) anti dandruff shampoo accidently instead of selsun blue to get rid of skin irriation and it make my scrotum red/dry any suggestions?

I used Nizoral (ketoconazole) anti dandruff shampoo accidently instead of selsun blue to get rid of skin irriation and it make my scrotum red/dry any suggestions?

Shouldn't cause any: The Nizoral (ketoconazole) should not cause any problems in the scrotal area. The Nizoral (ketoconazole) is an anti-fungal shampoo, so could help with jock itch in the scrotal area. The selsun blue is selenium- more for the scalp dryness and therefore helps the dandruff. ...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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Been using the dandruff shampoo Nizoral as a body wash for about a year now with great success for body acne -- as directed on bottle. Is this safe?

Been using the dandruff shampoo Nizoral as a body wash for about a year now with great success for body acne -- as directed on bottle. Is this safe?

Switch to Acne Med: Hi PArora, Nizoral is an antifungal medication. It decreases normal body fungal organism that reside on the skin. Acne is due to body changes in hormones. It creates an oily skin. By utilizing a drying medication side effect of Nizoral it has helped the acne. Suggest trying an acne preparation for safety. Good question Dr Lori Lange ...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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My 2 month old has a bad cradle cap. Which anti dandruff shampoo is best to get? Which active ingredient?? ..There are many different ones..

My 2 month old has a bad cradle cap. Which anti dandruff shampoo is best to get? Which active ingredient?? ..There are many different ones..

Selenium Sulfide: Selenium sulfide (Selsun and Exelderm) are often used, but instead a prescription of an antifungal soap such as ketoconazole (2%) shampoo, which can work in a single treatment and shows significantly less irritation than over-the-counter shampoos such as selenium sulfide shampoos, but no adequate and controlled study has been conducted for pediatric use as of 2010 that I am aware of. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo good for pityriasis versicolor?

Not potent enough: No it is not potent enough to treat pityriasis versicolor you need selsun sulfide, zinc pyrothione, miconazole, Clotrimazole and terbinafine all these are available over the counter in lotion form, shampoo or cream. ...Read more

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Ketoconazole (Definition)

This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral ...Read more


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Nizoral (Definition)

Nizoral is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...Read more