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Dry scalp and dandruff problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   hi, i m 20 yrs old & my scalp is very dry wid a lotta dandruff due to which i am facing severe hair fall
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi
Doctor :   Have you tried any shampoo ?
User :   i use dove shampoo
Doctor :   Do your scalp itch ?
User :   yes, a lot
Doctor :   ok, do you have acne ?
User :   no
Doctor :   i mean on face ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok, fine , then use KETO ( Ketoconazole ) shampoo
Doctor :   alternate days , mean three times a week
User :   will it be avilable on any medical store
Doctor :   yes, for sure
Doctor :   and once the dandruff stops
Doctor :   apply Minoxidil 5% solution every alternate night to the scalp
Doctor :   your problem would be solved
User :   n should i apply hair oil on my hair daily
Doctor :   better avoid hair oil
User :   but ,since my scalp is dry,shudn't i use hair oil?
Doctor :   no , oil attract dust and makes the condition worse
User :   n wat abt hair conditioner
Doctor :   take a massage every day that will prevent the dryness
Doctor :   better avoid any other lotions , conditioners and shampoos when using keto
User :   massage wid wat??
Doctor :   with the minoxdil. or a dry massage is ok
Doctor :   massage stimulates sebaceous glands and make hair oily and lustre look
User :   n wat abt applyin eggs n honey n all dat stuff
Doctor :   no no , do not apply anything , just let it be only keto and only minoxidil
User :   i've to apply minoxidil,when thr's no dandruff??
Doctor :   yes,
User :   any other advice that u can give
Doctor :   yes, take protein powder which contains Keratin supplement it will help hair growth and prevent hair fall
User :   n does hair grow again frm d same area of d scalp frm whr they were shed down
Doctor :   yes, regrowth for some extent can be expected
User :   any hair oil which u can suggest as per weekly use basis
Doctor :   nonsticky jasmine parachute is good
User :   besides dat protein powder, any alterations in ma diet?
Doctor :   have more fruits whch are eaten with peel , like apple , guava,pear, papaya etc
Doctor :   also have dry fruits like almonds, figs etc
User :   n i've a broad fore-head,i wanna go for a hair surgery,how much is dat gonna cost me??
Doctor :   for that you may have to consult a dermatologist , the cost depends on how much hair and which part of the scalp
Doctor :   also depends on where there is scarring
User :   k,n is dis KETO chemical free?
Doctor :   yes, its an antifungal
User :   k,n shud i continue usin it even if d dandruff is removed
Doctor :   yes but not more than a month
User :   kk.,thx. for all ur advices sir
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   k,bbye
Doctor :   bye
Doctor :   take care
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