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

Dried scalp, itching and dandruff. Need a solution - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Oct-2013
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
User:Hi Doctor,
Doctor:How can I help you?
Doctor:Please proceed with your question
User:I am looking for consultation regarding skin problems
Doctor:what type of skin problems?
User:It is for my fiancee. She is 26 and has dried scalp, itching and dandruff
User:There is hair fall too.
Doctor:how can I help you?
Doctor:since how long has she been having this problem?
User:What could be done to reduce the hair fall or dandruff
User:She is having since more than a month now
Doctor:First thing is to find the cause for dandruff
Doctor:dandruff can be due to fungal infection
User:Could it be fungal infection?
User:Ok. Doctor had prescribed No skurff lotion on scalp in night. Sebowash shampoo in day to wash hair.
Doctor:or it could also be due to a condition called seborrheic dermatitis
Doctor:and some times due to auto immune conditions
Doctor:those medicines are good
User:I don't know what it is exactly. Do u suggest me to consult doctor again?
Doctor:can you tell me the contents of no skruff lotion?
Doctor:If you have already consulted a skin specialist then, you should complete the course of medicines he/she has advised
User:piroctone olamine 03 ww
Doctor:and if there is no improvement, then you should go back
User:I had asked the question on this portal.
User:she has skin darkening at arm pits
User:and doctor has presribed Lookbrite
Doctor:the medicine in that no skruff has antifungal medicine
User:When i read the comments about it, it has been advised to avoid
Doctor:but I would suggest a stronger one like KZ
User:So i got worried and thought to confirm with someone else too.
User:KZ for pigmentation?
Doctor:KZ is for dandruff
Doctor:for pigmentation lookbright is the correct medicine
User:Ok. And for pigmentation?
Doctor:but it has side effects
User:What are they?
Doctor:But the pigmentation need not be treated
User:Ok. Will pigmentation reduces as time passes?
Doctor:Lookbright contains tretinion and hydroquinone
Doctor:pigmentation will reduce if she stops using hair removal creams
Doctor:and shaving
User:She is waxing. She was using hair removal creams and the patch developed
User:but it is not reducing
Doctor:It will take time
Doctor:but I would advice you not to worry too much about skin pigmentation
User:She has stopped when she was 21 but still it is there.
User:And for scalp the doctor told the cause could be PCOD, which is a hormonal imbalance and causes hair fall from scalp and growth of hair on face.
Doctor:If hair fall and dandruff don't reduce then you should consult the skin specialist again
Doctor:it is possible, but unlikely as the symptoms have just started
Doctor:You can go back and see if a better antifungal will help her
User:Ok. Then PCOD would be unlikely right?
Doctor:and you can consult an Gynecologist once to confirm if she has PCOD
User:Ok. Thanks Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:PCOD is unlikely, but to be sure your fiance needs a complete physical exam and some ultra sound scanning
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:thanks for chatting
User:Good night.
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© 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