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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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I am suffering from excessive hairfall, I have oily dandruff, I have used Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo but it has made my hair very rough and frizzy, what can I do?

I am suffering from excessive hairfall, I have oily dandruff, I have used Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo but it has made my hair very rough and frizzy, what can I do?

Over-washing hair?: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. 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. ...Read more

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Help? I use fluoconozole oil for sebhorraic dermatitis, Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Hair still itches like crazy! Hair is thinning at crown, breaking off. Woman.

Help? I use fluoconozole oil for sebhorraic dermatitis, Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Hair still itches like crazy! Hair is thinning at crown, breaking off. Woman.

Shampoos: Shampoos remove much more hair oil than regular soap, and it's important that you apply a hair conditioner after shampooing to restore normal hair texture. If a dermatologist doesn't find any medical problems causing hair loss, I recommend that you have a skilled beautician evaluate your hair status and instruct you on proper hair care techniques. ...Read more

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How often to use Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo for hair loss?

How often to use Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo for hair loss?

not for hair loss: Is a anti fungal antibiotic, used for fungal infections of scalp, like dandruff, if your loss of hair is due to fungal infection, causing hair loss, then is indicated, long term use is not advised speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Will Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo regrow hair loss caused by ringworm?

Will Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo regrow hair loss caused by ringworm?

Needs oral med: Ring worm in the scalp which causes loss of hai in that area more common in children but can happen in adults, needs to be treated with oral antifungal drug like grsiofulvin or Lamisil (terbinafine) and as the infection clears completely the hair will grow back.
Niozoral shampoo is also used along with oral med which will prevent the growth of fungi as well as kill the pathogen. But shampoo alone will not work. ...Read more

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Does using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo removes DHT from head?

Does using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo removes DHT from head?

DHT: Dihydrotestoterone, is a hormone, excess levels of which have been implicated in male hair loss and prostate problems. Ketoconazole may produce a decrease in testosterone making it useful for treating prostate cancer and there are studies suggesting efficacy in regrowing hair. ...Read more

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Should I use head and shoulders conditioner after washing Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

Should I use head and shoulders conditioner after washing Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo?

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

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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

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Which vitamin for thick and fast hair growth and which shampoo is best for fast hair growth?

Which vitamin for thick and fast hair growth and which shampoo is best for fast hair growth?

Rogaine (minoxidil) and hair vit: Rogaine (minoxidil) is available over the counter to promote hair growth. There are a variety of hair and nail formula vitamins that will help as well. Ask your pharmacist for help. ...Read more

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What ingredient should I look for in a shampoo and conditioner to stimulate hair growth? Biotin? Placenta? I want fast and sufficient results?

What ingredient should I look for in a shampoo and conditioner to stimulate hair growth? Biotin? Placenta? I want fast and sufficient results?

Hair growth: Despite what you may hear from companies or advertisements, nothing in a shampoo really helps hair growth. Hair growth is controlled more from inside. Check your iron and possibly thyroid levels--more likely to be playing a role. Topical Minoxidil can help some people. Unfortunately, no quick fix! ...Read more

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Will biotin in shampoo help with hair growth for someone with alopecia?

Will biotin in shampoo help with hair growth for someone with alopecia?

Hair Growth: Minoxidil is an effective medication in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (aga). Minoxidil has a direct effect on hair growth by stimulating dermal papillae or follicular hair matrix. Women should use rogaine for men (minoxidil) because it is stronger than rogaine for women. ...Read more

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What can I use for hair growth? Is there any pills ot shampoos that can be used? My hair seems to grow quite slow. Please help

What can I use for hair growth? Is there any pills ot shampoos that can be used? My hair seems to grow quite slow. Please help

Rogaine, (minoxidil) propecia: A history should be done to determine the
type of hair loss, i.e. All over or just on top of the scalp. Chemicals and straighten products can damage and break hair keeping it from
growing. Family hx of hair loss in men or women. Medications. If is is a male pattern type of loss, rogaine (minoxidil) could slow the hair loss.
Propecia is used mostly in men but has had some success in women. Spironolacton. ...Read more

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Which shampoo for fast hair growth and is biotin is good for hair and health and how many mcg of biotin is recommended per day?

Which shampoo for fast hair growth and is biotin is good for hair and health and how many mcg of biotin is recommended per day?

None: There is no shampoo that can make your hair grow any faster than it normally does. They can't even stop thinning hair. There are currently only two drugs available that can help with thinning hair and they are Propecia (finasteride) and rogain. Vitamins and food suplements have not conclusively shown to be beneficial but many physicians often recommend biotin since biotin deficiency can cause hair loss. ...Read more

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Are there shampoos that boost hair growth? How do they work?

Some are multistep.: Sebum is cleaned, dead skin in exfoliated, circulation is improved and then vitamins/ nutrients are applied to scalp. This is how some work - others may work differently. ...Read more

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Suffering with dandruff problems with frequent hair falls. I have been using a medicated shampoo with zpto & ketoconazole content but has been useless?

Dandruff: Dandruff is not dry scalp, but an inflammatin of the scalp that produces flaking skin, and often redness and itch. The two major causes of dandruff are seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. Seb derm is easier to treat with dandruff shampoos. Psoriasis needs stronger treatments like tgel, tsal shampoos and a coal tar lotion and a cortisone lotion. You need to treat it every day, and icannot stop. ...Read more

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I have hypo pigmentation in my anterior hair line. I was given clobetasone butyrate and ketoconazole shampoo fr seb derm. How to rx the hypo pig?

Patience: The most common cause of appearance of a number of hypopigmented patches not associated with any other signs or symptoms is vitiligo. The Rx depends on the cause. If another one appears somewhere on your body I suggest consulting a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it true that Ketoconazole and Caffeine inhibit DHT in hair? There's only one non-prescription Ketoconazole shampoo, might try with caffeine shampoo

Is it true that Ketoconazole and Caffeine inhibit DHT in hair? There's only one non-prescription Ketoconazole shampoo, might try with caffeine shampoo

No.: Lots of internet nonsense about this. Ketoconazole shampoos kill yeast organisms in the scalp, which reduces seborrhea ("dandruff"), but has no effect on hair growth. There is no credible evidence that topical caffeine will grow your hair. Oral finasteride will decrease DHT (and hair loss), but you'll need a prescription for that, and there are potential side effects that you should know about. ...Read more

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Will Ketoconazole 2% shampoo still work for genital bumps, after / if I shave? Can I shave? Will it prevent hair bumps?

It won't work: Ketoconazole is an anti-fungal antibiotic. It works only against fungal infections, including seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff). It will not work against folliculitis, the usual cause of genital bumps or hair bumps caused by shaving. These are not fungal infections. See your doctor about it. Or stop shaving; maybe use a hair removal cream. ...Read more

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My dermatologist gave me: minoxidil 5%, vitamin E 200 and ketoconazole medicated shampoo for my hair falling treatment. Need a second opinion.

Hair Loss: Vitamin e and ketocanazole shampoo treat seborrheic dermatitis not hair loss. The treatment of hair loss depends on the cause. Male or female pattern hair loss can be treated with Minoxidil 5% twice a day. For men there is also propecia. For alopecia areata we use kenalog (triamcinolone) injections every four weeks. For telogen effluvium we use B12 shots once a month. ...Read more

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Is Nizoral (ketoconazole) better than neutrogena t/gel? I heard Nizoral (ketoconazole) is good for hair re-growth too

Better for what?: For something to be better, it has to be appropriate for your goal (s). And potential benefits need to exceed risks. Nizoral is a brand of ketoconazole, an antifungal while neutrogena t/gel has various ingredients aimed at dandruff. Former is by prescription only while latter is available over-the-counter. You also need to take cost into account b/c if you can't afford it, best product is moot poin. ...Read more

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Yeast over growth. Recurrent dandruff @first stage not took much. All shampoos failed incl nizoral (ketoconazole). kindly say best oral antifungal wid dosage!! thnku?

Yeast over growth. Recurrent dandruff @first stage not took much. All shampoos failed incl nizoral (ketoconazole). kindly say best oral antifungal wid dosage!! thnku?

See a dermatologist: You have a wrong diagnosis. Forget about yeast. You probably need a cortisone solution such as fluocinonide solution. 05% in a 60ml bottle. See a skin specialist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have dry sky on my head which gets itchy and causes dandruff look on my jumper tried nizorol shampoo to no avail also my ears get very dry and flaky?

I have dry sky on my head which gets itchy and causes dandruff look on my jumper tried nizorol shampoo to no avail also my ears get very dry and flaky?

More than dandruff: This sounds like it might be seborrheic dermatitis, which is like serious dandruff. There are specific treatments for this. See your doc and together you two can plan out a treatment strategy. ...Read more

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I think I have recurring seborheic derm. On scalp. Hair loss. Tried Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2x's a wk. For 2 wks. Still problem. What else/how often can I try? Thnx

SEBORRHEIC DERMATITS: TRY A TAR SHAMPOO.
BETTER TO SHAMPOO MORE OFTEN FOR NOW.
CAN YOU MANAGE DAILY FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS?
HAVE YOU SEEN A DERMATOLOGIST?
GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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I'm sebbhoeric dermatitis. I use nizoral (ketoconazole). But I have some hair loss (not bald patches) could it be ringworm? Differentiate ringworm and sebb derm?

I'm sebbhoeric dermatitis. I use nizoral (ketoconazole). But I have some hair loss (not bald patches) could it be ringworm? Differentiate ringworm and sebb derm?

See below: Ringworm on the scalp would present with swelling in the area (often boggy), areas of broken hairs at the base looking like black dots and redness. If you have this, you need treatment for the ringworm. ...Read more

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Do I need to use Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo daily for removing dandruff from oily scalp?

Do I need to use Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo daily for removing dandruff from oily scalp?

No: Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo is useful, but you can use it every other day, leave it on for at least 5 minutes. ...Read more

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Can I use Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo every other day to treat and maintain sebhorreic dermatitis?

Can I use Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo every other day to treat and maintain sebhorreic dermatitis?

Definitely: Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis. If this does not completely clear your condition, or if you have other symptoms such as itch, consider seeing your primary care physician or dermatologist for further management. ...Read more

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Does using minoxdil (10%), Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo and bionit tablets daily will help me in alopecia?

Yes: Minoxidil will help if used every day for years. Possibly the 10% is slightly more effective than 2%. Oral finasteride or dutasteride are more effective and are often used with minoxidil. The oral therapy is safe and cheap. Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is good for dandruff but does not enable more hair. Bionit tablets of all kinds, including biotin, have NO effect on the amount of hair on your head. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Nizoral (Definition)

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