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Having dandruff problem and advised to take nizrol. Could I apply oil? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Sep-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Doctor
User:I have spoke to another doctor here about Dandruff problem
User:He had suggested two shampoo's for me to use
User:Nizoral.. I tried.. and it is working
Doctor:I remember you had chat with me earlier.
User:ohh k
User:sorry I dint remember your name
User:but now my question is.. would I have to continue the same shampoo life long
User:I never oil my hair coz of the Dandruff problem
User:is it ok to use oil..
Doctor:I don't remember if I mentioned to you the cause of dandruff in my previous chat.
Doctor:But if I haven't please know that dandruff is caused by a type of fungus.
Doctor:This fungus is known for recurrence.
Doctor:What causes the recurrence is poorly understood.
Doctor:But those people who don't maintain proper hygiene, any infection and other chronic condition like diabetes, thyroid problems and other skin condition
Doctor:can all cause recurrence.
User:I am a science student indeed
Doctor:If you wish to stop nizoral, you can stop it after 3 months usage.
User:so I am aware that it is caused of a fungus
Doctor:I am glad to know that you are science student; so it makes me easier that make you understand.
Doctor:You can maintain proper hygiene. You can oil your hair, preferably half an hour before bath.
Doctor:eat plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet.
Doctor:If the problem restarts you can restart nizoral shampoo as you did now.
User:ohh fine..
Doctor:Over a period of time with sustained hygiene and nutrition
Doctor:we can be able to control the problem and keep recurrence away.
Doctor:Right. So do you have any other question?
User:not really..
User:thank you for your time
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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