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Dandruff, seborrhic dermatitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had danduf problem...using shampoo from past few months but still the problem persists....what is the cause of dandruff and what can be done to provent it?? also what is the remedy for it......i have an oily is a reason for dandruff?
User :   regarding my query
Doctor :   how long you have been having this problem?
User :   quite sum time
User :   infact few years
User :   as if its permanent
Doctor :   have you consulted any dermatologist?
User :   actually no
User :   i just use the shampoo or sumtimes home remedy
Doctor :   i can suggest you a shampoo but you have to understand that proper follow up of you r condition is very necessary.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Nizoral A-D top use should normally control your symptoms.
User :   is this a shampoo or sum medicine?
Doctor :   shampoo.
User :   ok
User :   but what might b d reason for this
User :   ?
Doctor :   it is clinically called as seborrhic dermatitis.
Doctor :   there are many reasons why you can have dandruff.
User :   is having oily scalp one of the reason?
Doctor :   it can be local increased oil production or an eczema.
Doctor :   yes it is.
Doctor :   fungal infection or psoriasis can cause dandruff.
User :   ok...i dont think i have problem of psoriasis
User :   what should i do to prevent it apart from using shampoos
Doctor :   it is only one of the causes.
User :   oh...k
Doctor :   unfortunatly it is very hard to treat the condition.
User :   will it help me to understand the exact reason of dandruf if i visit any dermatologist
Doctor :   use shampoo for 5 min on your scalp, it will give shampoo some time work.
Doctor :   yes it would help you understand.
Doctor :   is there any thing else that i can help you with?
Doctor :   I have to close the chat window as you are not responding. Please chat with our doctors 24/7 for medical queries.
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