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Having acne problem which is recurring. Is acne related with dandruff? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hello Mr. XXXXXXX
User:actually this is in refrence with my sisters acne problem
User:which is quiet recurring
User:we tried all
User:ellopathy, hemopathy, aurvedic
User:but not much of a help
User:recently we visited Baba Ramdev's centre
User:and we were given sm medicines
User:like Amla juice
User:some aurvedic syrup
User:flood blood purification
User:even smthing for dandruff
User:according to them , dandruff too is one of the causes
User:wt do you suggest?
Doctor:There is no clear cut relationship between dandruff and acne; however individuals who have oily skin wherein there is overactive sebaceous glands can have both the problems coexisting.
User:ok, she even tried SP4 face wash
Doctor:I understand your sister's frustration due to inability to cure acne / dandruff issues;
User:hmmm she is finding it extremly difficult to socialize
Doctor:however I would like to inform her that both acne and dandruff are chronic conditions wherein we think of prevention and not cure.
Doctor:As a clinician with no knowledge of ayurveda / homeopathy, I an not the right person to comment about the effectiveness about other treatments given at Baba Ramdev centre.
User:hmmm ok
Doctor:However if we can review the treatment received by her earlier
Doctor:we may be able to draw some suggestions that can prevent the flaring acne issues.
User:so what is that you suggest now?
Doctor:If she also had dandruff issues, my simple suggestion is to use good antidandruff shampoo like nizoral or 8x shampoo.
Doctor:These are medicated shampoo available at any chemist store nearby.
User:hmmm ok
Doctor:Using this shampoo twice or thrice a day in a week for 2-3 months will reduce the problem.
Doctor:She can try the ayurvedic remedies given for acne at the BR centre for sometime,
User:oh ok, so you want her to use Anti-Dndruff for smtime
Doctor:but if they do not show any significant improvement, she can visit a dermatologist or get back to us
User:but is'nt tht it leaves hair high n dry
Doctor:*she may chat with us using your login id
User:ok, sure
User:Nizoral you said, right?
User:can we give any refrence of this chat
User:when we talk next
Doctor:Yes, Nizoral or 8X shampoo.
Doctor:They are medicated shampoo for dandruff and hair fall's.
Doctor:They have been reviewed good by most users.
Doctor:She may try it for dandruff problems.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:not really
User:thanks for the suggestion
User:will get back to you
User:once we follow wt you said
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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