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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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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...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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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

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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How to prevent hair loss, shampoo or dandruff shampoo?

How to prevent hair loss, shampoo or dandruff shampoo?

Cause for Hair loss: You need to find out why you are losing hair. Hair loss can be a sign of hormonal imbalance such as thyroid or sex hormones. Certain medications can also cause hair loss. Poor nutrition can also cause hair loss. You get the picture. It is important to see a doctor to help you figure out what might be causing your hair loss Take care ...Read more

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I lose a lot of hair is there a shampoo or vitamins to help? What could be causing so much hair loss? Its been going on for a couple of years.

I lose a lot of hair is there a shampoo or vitamins to help? What could be causing so much hair loss? Its been going on for a couple of years.

Physical and labs: a multivitamin can help supplement your diet, especially if you know you are likely not getting all the necessary nutrients. having labwork done would also be helpful...specifically checking for your thyroid function. not sure if you scalp is flaky or itchy, or if the hair loss is in one specific area. worth going to see a physician. ...Read more

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What's are some good shampoo's for manual hair loss and thinning? I've been using dr.Bronners. I think it caused the problem and brushing with nylon.

Anaphase: There is an excellent new shampoo for thinning hair that my patients love. It is from the company called glytone and the name of the shampoo is anaphase revitalizing cream shampoo. It is only available through drs offices but i'm sure you can find it on line. ...Read more

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I've hair loss it's been 3yrs for it, im just 19 iused multivitamins and shampoo but it didn't help I can see hairless follicules,thin,weak hair help?

Need a workup: I suspect you have telogen effluvium. Vitamins and shampoo won't touch it. You need a physician's care, and maybe a study to rule out alopecia areata, thyroid disease, seborrhea, and a few others. ...Read more

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I'm using 2/* ketaconozole shampoo daily to treat sebhoeric dermatitis for abt two months. There is still bit flaking +itching, hair loss. What to do?

I'm using 2/* ketaconozole shampoo daily to treat sebhoeric dermatitis for abt two months. There is still bit flaking +itching, hair loss. What to do?

Change it up: It may be time to supercharge your treatment and add additional or different products. If the symptoms have persisted and you are seeing hair loss you should consult with your dermatologist about using a topical steroid such as kenalog (triamcinolone). ...Read more

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Could some shampoos be irritating and cause clogged follicles/hair loss?

Could some shampoos be irritating and cause clogged follicles/hair loss?

Clogged Follicles: As a hair transplant surgeon, i can tell you that is nearly impossible to for a hair follicle to become 'clogged.' while it is true that after hair growth ceases at the follicle, it does fill with sebum, however, this is not the cause of the hair loss, it is merely the result of the follicle not producing hair anymore. Certain shampoos can cause irritation, which diminishes hair growth, however. ...Read more

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Please help I have excesive dandruf. Hair loss too. Right nw cnt prevent hairloss bt dis dandruf is iritating. Any medicine any shampoo? Plz help

Please help I have excesive dandruf. Hair loss too. Right nw cnt prevent hairloss bt dis dandruf is iritating. Any medicine any shampoo? Plz help

Dandruff: Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, irritated, oily skin (seborrheic dermatitis), not shampooing often enough, psoriasis, eczema, sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis), or even a yeast-like fungus (malassezia). When regular shampoos fail, otc dandruff shampoos may succeed. But dandruff shampoos aren't all alike, and you may need to experiment until you find one that works for you. ...Read more

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What can you do for hair loss? My mom is 50 and is now suffering from hair loss but not major but noticeable. How can I help her? Shampoo change? Ty!

What can you do for hair loss? My mom is 50 and is now suffering from hair loss but not major but noticeable. How can I help her? Shampoo change? Ty!

Tough one: This is a more than " million- dollar question", unfortunately. Relatively recently there was an interest in biotin, one of the vitamins which deficiency can manifest in alopecia (hair loss). It is available over the counter, yet i wouldn't raise hopes too high though. ...Read more

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I have a shampoo with Sodium Chloride. Can this ingredient cause hair loss? It does not have any sulfates in the shampoo. Thanks.

I have a shampoo with Sodium Chloride. Can this ingredient cause hair loss? It does not have any
sulfates in the shampoo. Thanks.

Unlikely: It is very unlikely that your shampoo is the cause of your hair loss. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Hair loss/thinning is happening at a fast rate, more hair comes out easier every day. Receding hairline. Best course of action? Supplements, shampoo

Hair loss: 35 M f San Fran asks hair line receding. What do I do? ANS: 1. Choose different grandparents. 2. Note u have HTN. Ask your Dr to give you oral Minoxidil for BP. But be prepared for hair to grow every where but where u want it. 3. Accept your family Hx which you cannot change yet. 4. Waste money on untested hair restoration products. Search PUBMED for trials of hair restoration. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Ketoconazole (Definition)

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


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Nizoral (Definition)

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