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Dried scalp, itching and dandruff. Need a solution - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Oct-2013
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User:Hi Doctor,
Doctor:How can I help you?
Doctor:Please proceed with your question
User:I am looking for consultation regarding skin problems
Doctor:what type of skin problems?
User:It is for my fiancee. She is 26 and has dried scalp, itching and dandruff
User:There is hair fall too.
Doctor:how can I help you?
Doctor:since how long has she been having this problem?
User:What could be done to reduce the hair fall or dandruff
User:She is having since more than a month now
Doctor:First thing is to find the cause for dandruff
Doctor:dandruff can be due to fungal infection
User:Could it be fungal infection?
User:Ok. Doctor had prescribed No skurff lotion on scalp in night. Sebowash shampoo in day to wash hair.
Doctor:or it could also be due to a condition called seborrheic dermatitis
Doctor:and some times due to auto immune conditions
Doctor:those medicines are good
User:I don't know what it is exactly. Do u suggest me to consult doctor again?
Doctor:can you tell me the contents of no skruff lotion?
Doctor:If you have already consulted a skin specialist then, you should complete the course of medicines he/she has advised
User:piroctone olamine 03 ww
Doctor:and if there is no improvement, then you should go back
User:I had asked the question on this portal.
User:she has skin darkening at arm pits
User:and doctor has presribed Lookbrite
Doctor:the medicine in that no skruff has antifungal medicine
User:When i read the comments about it, it has been advised to avoid
Doctor:but I would suggest a stronger one like KZ
User:So i got worried and thought to confirm with someone else too.
User:KZ for pigmentation?
Doctor:KZ is for dandruff
Doctor:for pigmentation lookbright is the correct medicine
User:Ok. And for pigmentation?
Doctor:but it has side effects
User:What are they?
Doctor:But the pigmentation need not be treated
User:Ok. Will pigmentation reduces as time passes?
Doctor:Lookbright contains tretinion and hydroquinone
Doctor:pigmentation will reduce if she stops using hair removal creams
Doctor:and shaving
User:She is waxing. She was using hair removal creams and the patch developed
User:but it is not reducing
Doctor:It will take time
Doctor:but I would advice you not to worry too much about skin pigmentation
User:She has stopped when she was 21 but still it is there.
User:And for scalp the doctor told the cause could be PCOD, which is a hormonal imbalance and causes hair fall from scalp and growth of hair on face.
Doctor:If hair fall and dandruff don't reduce then you should consult the skin specialist again
Doctor:it is possible, but unlikely as the symptoms have just started
Doctor:You can go back and see if a better antifungal will help her
User:Ok. Then PCOD would be unlikely right?
Doctor:and you can consult an Gynecologist once to confirm if she has PCOD
User:Ok. Thanks Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:PCOD is unlikely, but to be sure your fiance needs a complete physical exam and some ultra sound scanning
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:thanks for chatting
User:Good night.
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