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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?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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