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Permanent solution for dandruff - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Hi..
Doctor :   hi
User :   Yeah...i have a prob with dandruff..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when are you having this problem?
User :   I am a 23-year-old male and i hve been having this problem from many years, apx 5-6 years..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   Occpation: xxxxx. Martial Status: Single. Weight: 68 kg. Height: 5'3. Dependants: Yes (5).
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   I had Nizoral for a few months..
Doctor :   ok
User :   nope, no other problems..
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long?
User :   nope..nothing.
Doctor :   ok
User :   but from the past 6 months, i hve been using Triben AD..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how is the improvement
User :   It will be okay only if use it...i used it on alternate days..
Doctor :   OK
User :   actually i want some kind of permanent solution..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was nizoral effective?
User : was...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how frequently did you use it?
User :   same, alternate days...
Doctor :   ok
User :   I tried to wean it off....but it didn't work..
Doctor :   is there any rash?
User :   no, no rashes..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you tried Selsun sghampoo?
Doctor :   shampoo?
User :   nope
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it may also be used to protect against dandruff
Doctor :   it is also found to be effective
User :   but is it a permanent solution, where in i can wean it after some time..
Doctor :   but it should be used on advice of a dermatologist
User :   something which has not happend till now
Doctor :   selsun has known to work
User : it..
Doctor :   it has to be used daily
Doctor :   till the symptoms subside
Doctor :   then 2-3 weeks since then
User :   oh..ok
Doctor :   and then slowly wean off
User :   fine..
Doctor :   Be sure to leave the shampoo on for at least five minutes
Doctor :   this allows the ingredients time to work.
User :   yeah..sure
Doctor :   if even then the problem doesnt subside
Doctor :   you may need stronger medications like steroids
User :   some say it is related to food or something ??
Doctor :   vinegar is known to reduce dandruff
Doctor :   if rubbed on the scalp 1 hr before bathing
User :   so, i shld use both the shampoo and vinegar ?
Doctor :   the exact cause for dandruff is difficult to assess
User :   oh..ok
Doctor :   you need to apply the vinegar atleast 1 hr before shampooing
Doctor :   i advice you to go for one at a time
Doctor :   also try to reduce stress
Doctor :   as it may increase dandruff
User :   oh..ok..will try and do tat..
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   done Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
Mobile : 0000 Please confirm your details
User :   its correct
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   nope, tat shld do..
User :   tnx..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you are welcome
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