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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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Photodynamic therapy for acne, does this work?

Photodynamic therapy for acne, does this work?

Adjunct: Don't neglect stuff that works. Topicals like benzoyl peroxide and or retinoids acid are your mainstay. Your physician can add stronger stuff as required. ...Read more

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Head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo good for pityriasis versicolor?

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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Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Blue light therapy acne treatment appropriate?

Sometimes: This may help resolve some acne spots more quickly. But is expensive. Significant acne will still require skilled management with combinations of meds tailored to each specific person. ...Read more

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Is photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne a cure?

Is photodynamic therapy (pdt) for acne a cure?

Cures for acne?: There is no cure for acne. Pdt helps some people some of the time, and may lead to long term suppression, but hasn't done it yet. Isotretinoin is the best long term treatment, but we can't call it a cure either. However, if you want what i consider the best treatment for acne, then Isotretinoin is it. ...Read more

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Can photodynamic therapy for acne really work?

Can photodynamic therapy for acne really work?

Yes: This is a pricey treatment for severe disease in people who cannot tolerate isotretinoin. Even its most favorable review in a peer-reviewed journal describes it as a therapy of last resort. I hope you are able to be successfully treated by this or some more familiar method. Best wishes. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19894368. ...Read more

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Does laser hair therapy actually work?

Does laser hair therapy actually work?

Laser 4 Hair Growth: Low Level Laser Therapy or Laser Therapy, is the use of non-burning, non-scarring, non-heating laser light to impart energy to hair follicles through photobiomodulation to improve hair growth. Many published studies & our experience with thousands of hair loss patients prove its efficacy. The key is powerful/portable device (LaserCap) & consistent use. Dead follicles don't grow hair, get evaluated ...Read more

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Does laser therapy for hair loss induced anxiety?

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Does laser therapy for hair loss induced anxiety?

Anxiety: It can, depending on your predisposition & expectations. ...Read more

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Hairfall treatment medication?

Hairfall treatment medication?

Depends on cause...: A primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants,...). Medical causes may include hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium... ...Read more

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Using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo helps person suffering from alpoecia?

Using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo helps person suffering from alpoecia?

Possibly: There is data to suggest that male pattern alopecia may benefit from use of ketoconazole topically, although not approved for usage by fda. Currently only approved usage is for dandruff and seborrheic scalp dermatitis. ...Read more

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Will salicylic acid used for dandruff treatment, damage color treated hair?

Yes: Any acid treatment to the hair will strip off the color. Look for a very specific dandruff treatment shampoo that is made for colored hair. It will be expensive, but if you have gone to the time and expense to color your hair, you must pay for the products that will maintain your color. This is along the same lines of not swimming in a chlorinated pool with colored hair... ...Read more

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Deos stem cell therapy work for hair loss.....Or effective is it....

Deos stem cell therapy work for hair loss.....Or effective is it....

Platelet rich plasma: There are some early clinical studies in progress regarding use of platelet rich plasma in promoting hair growth. ...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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Head psoriasis treatment?

Head psoriasis treatment?

See Dermatologist: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that may, among other areas, affect the scalp region. Depending on the severity of the psoriasis in general, and scalp psoriasis in particular, a dermatologist may use topical steroids and/or systemic therapy with medications such a Methotrexate or newer generation of medications generally referred as "biologics.". ...Read more

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