Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
153 Doctors are Online

Dandruff, hair loss, fungal infection? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Hair Loss
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   I have dandruff which does not go away. It is not too much but it is there
User :   35
Doctor :   I would like to know few more things before suggesting you: Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   more than 6 months
Doctor :   From when are you having dandruff?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you itching or any loss of hair?
User :   yes i do lose a lot of hair but dont itch too much.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I feel the itch only when i dont wash my hair for 3 or more days
User :   twice
Doctor :   Does your scalp itch?
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   How many days in a week do you have a head bath?
User :   no i dont, i am hygiene concious so I dont
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my hair is dry too
Doctor :   Do you share your combs with other people?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Dandruff is usually a fungal infection.
Doctor :   It forms due to unhygienic conditions and on sharing combs.
User :   but i am not comfortable using shampoos
User :   Can u use shikakai?
Doctor :   You need to use an antifungal shampoo like KZ shampoo daily.
User :   sorry, can I use shikakai every alternate days
Doctor :   Please take head bath daily till the dandruff is reduced.
User :   if i wash my hair so frequently, i am afraid my hair will become even more drier
Doctor :   Yes shikakai too is a good option.
Doctor :   Initially it would better to use it daily.
Doctor :   yes, but as due to dandruff there would be excess hair fall and daily washing would help in reducing the dandruff content which will reduce in hair fall.
Doctor :   After few days you can follow every alternate day.
User :   anything i can do in my diet
Doctor :   Dandruff doesn't cure within weeks and needs a prolong treatment might be upto 6 months or so.
User :   you talked about KZ shampoo, it KZ a brand or an abbreviation of something
Doctor :   But depending on the improvement in dandruff reduction we can change the treatment accordingly.
Doctor :   KZ shampoo is a brand antifungal shampoo containing KETOCONAZOLE.
Doctor :   this is antifungal medication.
Doctor :   Regarding diet , yes you need to consume lots of green leafy vegetables as this will help in nutrition of hair roots and strengthen them.
Doctor :   Consume lots of water and fruit juices.
User :   Thank you . I will try it for 2 months and then get back online
User :   Yes i did. Thakns
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
Doctor :   Please follow the suggestions and I am sure there would be an improvement.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor