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Natural remedy for dandruff - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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User :   how do i get rid of dandruff
Doctor :   Actually Dandruff is a skin infection mainly fungus
Doctor :   and sometimes can get bacterial too
Doctor :   Hence it is important to maintain proper hygiene, diet and medication
Doctor :   Hygiene, washing the hair, thrice a week with a good antibacterial shampoo
Doctor :   like Nizral and then use a moisturizer
Doctor :   Use your own comb and do not share
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User :   what is nizral
Doctor :   It is ok
Doctor :   NIZRAL Shampoo
User :   who is the manufacturer
User :   is it gentle on the hair
Doctor :   yes
User :   which company makes it
Doctor :   You should use a moisturizer after each wash
Doctor :   It is Johnson & Johnson product
User :   ok
User :   how long do i need to use it
Doctor :   At least 2 months
Doctor :   maintiaing other scalp and hair hygiene
Doctor :   Do not scratch with fingers if it itching
User :   like?
User :   but than it itches a lot a times
Doctor :   Even after 2 months it does not help, then you need oral antibiotics
Doctor :   You have to just do it with comb
Doctor :   not with your hands
User :   ok
Doctor :   If it is too itchy it is better to get examined by a doctor
User :   which type of moisturiser do you recommend. is it okay to put coconut oil on hair after wash
Doctor :   and get oral antifungal now itself
Doctor :   than waiting for a shampoo
User :   it is not always to itchy but once in a while it does become bad
User :   i wash hair every alternate day
User :   is coconut oil a good moisturiser or you recommend something else
Doctor :   yes
User :   what about diet
Doctor :   Then you continue it for 2 months and see
User :   do you recommend any specific to eat which will help the cause
Doctor :   Eat more green leafy vegetables
Doctor :   and more fruits
User :   is there a way to get rid of spectacles i.e. get normal eyesight back
Doctor :   Actually no
User :   i have 2.25 number which is static for over 18 years now
Doctor :   You can get a LASIK done
User :   what is the risk in that if it goes wrong i can lose my eyesight
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Usually 99% success rate
User :   what is the does not work or damages the eye
User :   any side effects of lasik in the short term or long term
Doctor :   Not really
Doctor :   only thing is to find a better surgeon
User :   ok thank you...will try nizral
Doctor :   That is better
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye
User :   thank you
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