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Child having skin problem and dandruff. What to do? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 09-Dec-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i hve pediatric query
User:my daughter is 3 years old, all the time she has some or other skin problem
User:very recently i noticed that she is facing huge problem with dandruff
User:only in few places in her scalp she is hvng itching...
User:what can i do for this problem
User:you there?
Doctor:Dandruff is caused by fungal infection. Though there are lot of medicated shampoo available
Doctor:to take care of the dandruff issue
Doctor:if she also has itching and redness
Doctor:it suggest that there may be inflammatory reactions to the dandruff / infection
User:one of my family friend who is dermatologist suggested to use nizoral shampoo. hw abt that for kids especially
Doctor:Nizoral shampoo is definitely good to use for dandruff issue.
User:irrespective of ages right ?
Doctor:But if there is significant itching and if there is redness and other physical changes on the scalp
Doctor:then I suggest you to take her to a dermatologist
Doctor:and get her examined.
Doctor:If there are inflammatory changes, it may need other treatment also.
User:no redness, itchness becos of that white flakes and formed it as patches on the scalp
User:only itching is bothhering her
Doctor:If it is not red and has no physical changes, then you can use nizoral shampoo.
User:initially shall i use that nizoral shampoo?
Doctor:Use the shampoo to rub her scalp and not clean hair.
Doctor:That is the most effective way to use nizoral
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:pl eloborate
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:we have to rub the shampoo on the scalp and after that we can wash with water na
Doctor:I mean, the shampoo is more effective only when you rub the shampoo on the scalp and not hair.
User:ok ok got it
Doctor:Yes, you can rub the scalp for 10 - 15 minutes and wash hair.
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:another thing
User:she is suffering one more problem, below the ear it seems like a small cut and lite water kind of puss
User:with that she has burning sensation also
User:if we apply boro plus cream then its becuming or 2 days if we r nt applying that then again its getting started
User:u got the point wat exactly i am teling and which part the problem is
Doctor:It looks like there is an infective foci there..
User:only for one ear that too
Doctor:Without an opportunity to examine the area, I am unable to give you a clear diagnosis/possibility.
User:becos of this problem i removed her ear rings also kid is hvng all skin related problems only....
User:apart from these everything is fine and active
Doctor:Since the problem is recurring, it needs to be evaluated.
Doctor:It may be a lesion which is getting infected
Doctor:or related to her dandruff issue too.
User:will there any internal disorders for these skin problems?
Doctor:As I mentioned earlier, dandruff can cause inflammatory changes which can over a period of time get secondary infected.
Doctor:I am sorry, without an opportunity to examine the area
User:I understand..
Doctor:I am unable to answer question about what might this lesion be
User:initially i wil use that shampoo as suggested..let me see the results first then i wil proceed further
Doctor:or if is related to an internal problem
Doctor:However it is generally a local problem not a systemic condition.
User:anyway thanks for you advices
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:yes yes
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:i dont hve any other query, thanks for your suggestion
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.'
Doctor:Bye for now.
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