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Acne in scalp, non flaky dandruff along with the sebum. Relief? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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User:Hello Doctor,

From childhood, pimple like boils used to be formed on my head and often it itches. This is persisting till now. Is this due to hormonal imbalance.

Is there a remedy for this. What type of shampoo i can use

Please suggest
User:hello Doctor
User:Can you please guide me for the query mentioned in this chat room
Doctor:Yes sure
Doctor:I need more information about your symptoms to guide you better.
User:sure, what kind of info is required from me
Doctor:What is your age?
Doctor:Since when do you have the acne?
User:since, 10 - 12 years of age
Doctor:Do you have similar acne at other areas apart from the forehead?
User:just in the scalp
Doctor:Do you get these in the scalp?
User:sometimes it grows and sometimes it subsides
Doctor:When do they subside?
User:not periodically
User:now and then
Doctor:Any correlation with menstrual periods?
User:sorry, I am a male
Doctor:Sorry about that
Doctor:Do you get dandruff?
User:not flaky dandruff
User:it come along with the sebum
Doctor:I think that dandruff maybe correlated with the acne.
Doctor:Mostly you need to use mild shampoo for washing hair
User:which shampoo i can use
User:currently i am using head and shoulders
Doctor:Is there pus coming out of the acne?
User:when it bursts and not everytime
User:Please suggest me an alternative mild shampoo
Doctor:Is head and shoulders working for you?
User:not effectively
User:Doctor, I have to go for a meeting. In the meanwhile, can you please suggest an appropriate remedy to my prevailing condition
Doctor:I think that you discontinue the anti-dandruff shampoo.
User:please suggest the alternative one
Doctor:Instead take a baby shampoo.
Doctor:Like XXXXXXX baby shampoo
User: XXXXXXX and johnson?
User:twice a week
User:will work?
Doctor:I think antidandruf shampoo is altering your normal flora.
User:I can oil the hair before shampooing right
Doctor:Secondly thing you can do is wash your hair with clean water.
Doctor:To avoid bacterial superinfection.
Doctor:I think you should refrain from oil till the acne subside.
User:shall i add dettol to the water before washing the haier
Doctor:It can make acne worse.
User:ok sure
Doctor:I think clean water from a good water purifier should work.
Doctor:you do not need to add dettol to it.
Doctor:You can also use anti-acne cream on the acne.
Doctor:something that has benzoyl peroxide.
User:on the scalp?
Doctor:Specifically on the acne to reduce the bacteria in them.
User:Ok thanks doctor
Doctor:Not on the whole scalp.
User:I shall continue this
Doctor:Hope I could help.
User:is there any other shampoo apart from baby shampoo is suggested?
Doctor:Yes you can use any non-medicated shampoo like tressame.
User:thanks a lot. I will get back to you on the outcome for after two weeks
User:Ok in tressame what type of shamppo again
Doctor:Any thing that suits your hair.
Doctor:Do you have more query?
Doctor:You can log-in again to chat with me or another doctor.
User:sure, thanks a lot
Doctor:I have to close the chat window now.
User:sure doctor
Doctor:Bye for now.
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