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Dandruff, hair loss, fungal infection? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have dandruff which does not go away. It is not too much but it is there
User :   35
Doctor :   I would like to know few more things before suggesting you: Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   more than 6 months
Doctor :   From when are you having dandruff?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you itching or any loss of hair?
User :   yes i do lose a lot of hair but dont itch too much.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I feel the itch only when i dont wash my hair for 3 or more days
User :   twice
Doctor :   Does your scalp itch?
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   How many days in a week do you have a head bath?
User :   no i dont, i am hygiene concious so I dont
Doctor :   Ok
User :   my hair is dry too
Doctor :   Do you share your combs with other people?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Dandruff is usually a fungal infection.
Doctor :   It forms due to unhygienic conditions and on sharing combs.
User :   but i am not comfortable using shampoos
User :   Can u use shikakai?
Doctor :   You need to use an antifungal shampoo like KZ shampoo daily.
User :   sorry, can I use shikakai every alternate days
Doctor :   Please take head bath daily till the dandruff is reduced.
User :   if i wash my hair so frequently, i am afraid my hair will become even more drier
Doctor :   Yes shikakai too is a good option.
Doctor :   Initially it would better to use it daily.
Doctor :   yes, but as due to dandruff there would be excess hair fall and daily washing would help in reducing the dandruff content which will reduce in hair fall.
Doctor :   After few days you can follow every alternate day.
User :   anything i can do in my diet
Doctor :   Dandruff doesn't cure within weeks and needs a prolong treatment might be upto 6 months or so.
User :   you talked about KZ shampoo, it KZ a brand or an abbreviation of something
Doctor :   But depending on the improvement in dandruff reduction we can change the treatment accordingly.
Doctor :   KZ shampoo is a brand antifungal shampoo containing KETOCONAZOLE.
Doctor :   this is antifungal medication.
Doctor :   Regarding diet , yes you need to consume lots of green leafy vegetables as this will help in nutrition of hair roots and strengthen them.
Doctor :   Consume lots of water and fruit juices.
User :   Thank you . I will try it for 2 months and then get back online
User :   Yes i did. Thakns
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
Doctor :   Please follow the suggestions and I am sure there would be an improvement.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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