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Home remedies for dandruff and healthy hair - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.xxxx
Doctor :   Please post your query
User :   need a help for scalp
User :   if any day i dont wash my hair with shampoo
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
User :   then i get itching & some white layer
User :   male
Doctor :   What is the problem?
Doctor :   ok
User :   i like to scratch
User :   hahaha
Doctor :   Probably you might be having Dandruff
User :   cant help
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes but i dont want to use daily shampoo
Doctor :   Do you have hair loss?
User :   since last 1 yr i can see
User :   one more thing
Doctor :   ok
User :   i hav reduecd putting oil
Doctor :   ok
User :   i think oil hepls but i dont get time
Doctor :   Diet plays an important role in the treatment of dandruff. To begin with, the patient should resort to an all-fruit diet for about five days and take three meals a day of juicy fruits.
User :   pls suggest something
Doctor :  
Citrus fruits, bananas, dried, stewed, or tinned fruits should not be taken.
Doctor :   The foremost consideration in the treatment of this disorder is to keep the hair and scalp clean so as to minimise the accumulation of dead cells.
Doctor :   The hair should be brushed daily to improve the circulation and remove any flakiness.
Doctor :   he scalp should also be thoroughly massaged everyday, using one's finger tips and working systematically over the head. This should be done just before or after brushing the hair
Doctor :   The use of fenugreek seeds is one of the most important remedies in the treatment of dandruff. Two tablespoons of these seeds should be soaked overnight in water and ground into a fine paste in the morning. This paste should be applied all over the scalp and left for half an hour. The hair should then be washed thoroughly with soap-nut (ritha) solution or acacia concinna.
Doctor :   The use of a teaspoon of fresh lime juice for the last rinse, while washing the hair, is another useful remedy. This not only leaves the hair glowing but also removes stickiness and prevents dandruff.
Doctor :   A valuable prescription for removal of dandruff is the use of green gram powder. The hair should be washed twice a week with two tablespoons of this powder mixed with half a cup of curd.
Doctor :   These are some of the home remedies
Doctor :   In allopathy
Doctor :   Treatment of seborrhea (dandruff) is directed at fighting the skin inflammation.
Doctor :   This is done either directly, by using cortisone-based creams and lotions (which reduce inflammation), or by reducing the yeast that builds up on scaly areas and adds to the problem.
Doctor :   Did you meet an dermatologist?
Doctor :   Did you try using nizral shampoo?
User :   no not yet
Doctor :   Try NIZRAL Shampoo
User :   ok great
Doctor :   First use it for 5 times in a week
User :   thanks for the help
Doctor :   Then use that 3 times in a week
Doctor :   And later you can maintain that for once in a week
User :   ok
Doctor :   That has shown great changes to most with dandruff
User :   this shampoo is also part of treatment you said earlier
Doctor :   Did you understand what i said?
Doctor :   yes
User :   so both need to be followed
Doctor :   This shampoo contains an antifungal
Doctor :   called ketaconazole
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Try home remedies first
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   thanks doctor let me try i think i need your help in future
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting,,Bye for now...
User :   how should i refer say after some days once i strat this>
Doctor :   Take care..Bye....
Doctor :   I didnt get you
User :   should i ask again for Dr Sxxxxx?
Doctor :   yes sure
User :   when i chat again for this aiglment
Doctor :   ill be there
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok great
User :   thanks but
User :   ok soory
User :   bye
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   not now but i think in future i need your help
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Bye for now........
User :   bye
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Bye.......
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