Have visible dandruff flakes, acne on scalp. Using anti-dandruff shampoo. Suggestions? - Online Doctor Chats
Hi This is XXXXX From XXXXXXX
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Need your suggestions on how to get rid of drandruff
I need to know the details about your condition.
If I wont take head bath i feel itching sensation on my head
Since when do you have dandruff?
i observe more hail fall also if i wont take head bath
from past 5 years
but it has been irritating a lot these days
How did it start?
Have you tried something for it?
Are you there?
but no improvement
now have been trying himalaya herbal antidandruff
hail oil and shampoo
but i dont see any imporvement when i wont take head bath
Does the acne have pus in them?
no. I see some pathes if i
try to rub with my nail i can see blood
and little bit pain
Ok I will try to explain as to why you are getting dandruff.
spelling mistake *patches
The normal flora of the scalp has been altered 5 years ago.
Most probably by the use of some medicine or medicated shampoo.
Therefore an organism called as Mallasezia furfur started growing.
Now the problem is that it does not easily gets washed away by antidandruff shampoos.
And it does cause much of a problem by itself.
Acne happen due to blocked pores.
In your case this organism is causing acne.
My recommendation is to discontinue all medicated shampoos and creams.
It will damage the flora.
Use a mild shampoo instead.
for example baby shampoo.
Do not wash hair often. Wash only 2-3 times a week.
Try to wash hair with clean water.
Do not use oil on hair as it may exacerbate acne.
You can try putting acne clearing cream on the acne.
you may need to go for blood tests to check for anemia.
I think if you follow what I told you, it should help with dandruff.
The reason is that more you wash hair, the more you may lose them.
Slowly you will notice some change.
It will not go away right away.
It may not go away completely.
Thus expecting a cure would be unreasonable.
Ok. The summary is use mild shampoos like baby shampoos.
applying acne cream
Actually the organism M furfur is considered part of normal flora.
Also use clean water.
It just grows a little due to removal of normal flora.
Wont it be cured completely even after 1 year
Check out for iron deficiency too.
Well, you should not aim for a cure.
As skin always harbor some type of organisms
In your case it is M furfur.
Did you understand what I told you?
Do you have another question?
No. Thanks for the suggestions.
Hope I helped.
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