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Measures to permanently get over dandruff problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   dr. i have dandruf
Doctor :   Ok
User :   & due to this some time have an itching problem
User :   \on scalp
Doctor :   Ok
User :   right now i m taking medicines from XXX 's Pantjali
User :   clinic
User :   but still dandruff is there
User :   i want to get rid off from this dandrff
Doctor :   Ok
User :   permanently
User :   please tell what should ido
Doctor :   Let me brief you
User :   please..
Doctor :   Dandruff is caused by a fungi, known as pityriasis.
User :   ok
Doctor :   They can be treated by medical or chemical measures.
User :   ok...tell me both
Doctor :   Most of the antidandruff shampoo's contains the chemical products which is harmful to this fungus,
Doctor :   however the effectiveness of them varies.
User :   yeah.. i trie done of them " NIZRAL' by johnson & johnson
Doctor :   There are few medical shampoo's such as Nizaral which contains ketaconazole, that is most often effective in containing this fungus.
Doctor :   However, it has to be used as instructed for better effectiveness.
User :'s effective
User :   but no permanent solution
Doctor :   That is it has to be applied to the scalp and
Doctor :   not just massaging of the hair with it.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to try this.
User :   which one/
Doctor :   You also need to understand that this is a chronic condition, which can only be controlled.
User :   ohhh..
Doctor :   Hence continue the use of NIZARAL shampoos regularly.
User :   so while using this need to massaging of hair with it?
User :   why so?
Doctor :   Its because, the fungus is located on the scalp.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Hence for the better effectiveness, they have to be applied to the scalp and not just the hair.
User :   so daily use of shampoo can also damage hair..isn't so?
Doctor :   Since my knowledge is restricted in homeopathy, I cannot provide you with informations on the homeopathic products.
Doctor :   However, you may try the homeopathic preparations given to you, if they are effective in controlling this condition.
User :   i mean daily use of Nizraal can damage hair or not?
Doctor :   Since they can only be controlled, you need to continue the same.
Doctor :   Nizaral(ketaconazole) doesn't damage the hairs.
User :   ok
Doctor :   But excessive dandruff, and excessive scratching can induce hair loss.
User :   as per my knowledge..there are two kind of Nizraal
User :   one is having Blue color of packing
User :   and other one is having Orange
User :   kind of
User :   am i right?
Doctor :   The content of both the shampoo is the same,
Doctor :   that is it contains ketaconazole and both are effective against pityriasis.
User :   ok
User :   and any other way to contol this
User :   except shampoo?
Doctor :   Apart from the shampoos, you maintaining good personal and hair hygene, regular oiling and brusing of the hair can help in preventing this problem.
Doctor :   But the main treatment lies in the effective control of the fungus, either my the medica
Doctor :   by the medicated shampoos, chemical shampoos or by the homeopathic preparations.
User :   any anti dandruff hair oil?
Doctor :   Antidandruff hair oils contents chemical products (similar to the chemical antidandruff shampoo).
Doctor :   Its effectiveness varies.
Doctor :   Hence its effectiveness can only be known based on trial.
Doctor :   Ketaconazole which is the medical preparation is available only as shampoo.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   so it's preventable
User :   by only shampoo
User :   i mean controllable
Doctor :   Yes, it can be prevented.
User :   no medicines & no oil?
Doctor :   As I mentioned earlier, since the effectiveness of the chemical products varies,
Doctor :   you can continue the antidandruff oils if its helpful.
User :   i got it
User :   please tell me
Doctor :   And oral medications are needed in cases of severe infections.
Doctor :   Severe infections can present with scalp lesions.
Doctor :   Hence if you notice any lesion on the scalp, I would suggest you to consult a dermatologist for oral antifungal medications.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   And finally, restrict excessive scratching of the scalp
User :   is there any dematologist on healtcare magic?
Doctor :   as it can lead to hair loss and secondary bacterial infections.
Doctor :   We have few well known dermalologist available as specialist.
Doctor :   You can consider obtaining a specialist opinion by a dermatologist from our panel, if interested.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yeah
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   i want t have an opinion from by a dermatologist from our panel.
Doctor :   Let me guide you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   To obtain a specialist opinion,
Doctor :   you can click on to the consult a specialist option which is on the home page.
Doctor :   You can select the dermatologist of your choice.
Doctor :   You can either put your question forward and it will be answered to you on mail or have a chat with him on phone at a prefixed appointment.
Doctor :   I shall ask my customer care to call you and explain you the procedure of obtaining the specialist opinion.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   nops
User :   please
User :   sk my customer care to call me and to explain the procedure of obtaining the specialist opinion.
Doctor :   One of your customer care person shall call you in a few minutes and explain you further about the procedure.
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.l
User :   thanks to you too
User :   byye
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