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Is it normal to have dandruff for a child? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Dec-2013
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Doctor:good evening
User:Good evening Dr.
Doctor:please proceed with your query
Doctor:are you there?
User:i have 16 Months baby girl
User:fast few days noticing she is scratching her head vogorously
User:noticed dandruff in her hair
User:is it normal
Doctor:it is not normal
User:oh..wht can be done
Doctor:you probably need to use a medicated shampoo for her
User:wht could be the reason
User:yes..we are using nizoral shampoo
Doctor:it is the dandruff - the fungal infection of the scalp
Doctor:continue to use it
Doctor:meanwhile, do not keep her hair dry for long time
Doctor:use hair oil and condition it well
Doctor:dandruff occurs mostly due to dry hair
User:ok..we are using johnson's& johnson's hair oil
User:shud we continue wid that
User:ok..thanks Doctor
User:i hope its nothing serious
Doctor:it is nothing serious
Doctor:she should be fine soon
Doctor:continue to follow the measures
Doctor:Thank you too
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