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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

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Ketoconazole (Definition)

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