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Severe dandruff problems - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi doctor i have heavy dandruff .white flakes on scalp ,eyebrows,nose,and chest..on chest its very heavy...pls guide me
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.xxxx here
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   ok
User :   i tried using olive oil + almond oil recently but no effect
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   full dust on head
User :   24
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Dandruff problem should be treated
Doctor :   with antifungal medications
User :   ok
Doctor :   and that shall solve your problem
User :   so what type of medicine?
Doctor :   Ketoconazole, oxiconazole, fluconazole
Doctor :   are some of them
User :   even for chest also?
Doctor :   Yes, it shall be required
User :   is taht tablets or liquid?
Doctor :   It is both
Doctor :   topical liquiids, shampoo
Doctor :   and also oral medications as well
User :   means?
User :   pls suggest a schedule...i will apply them regularly
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Oral tablets have to be taken on prescription only
Doctor :   I can suggest you a topical medication
Doctor :   for scalp, you should use Nizral shampoo 2%
Doctor :   everday
User :   ok
Doctor :   and for other places you can apply Zoderm ointment
User :   for how many days?/
Doctor :   1 week
Doctor :   once daily
Doctor :   is sufficient
User :   is that nizoral shampoo?
Doctor :   Right
Doctor :   2%
Doctor :   you should use
User :   am using that weekly once no effect
Doctor :   Weekly once is not good
Doctor :   You should use it daily
User :   oh
User :   no side effects?
User :   like losing hair
Doctor :   No, it does not have much
Doctor :   of side effects
User :   any diet constraints needed ?
Doctor :   Not required
User :   and can i apply gels on my hair?
Doctor :   Not required
Doctor :   Instead the best would be coconut oil
Doctor :   but if you want to apply gel, then no issues with it as such
User :   oh
User :   and one last question?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am 60 kgs now ..i want to gain 10 more kgs....can u suggest diet?
Doctor :   Sure
Doctor :   We can help you in that
Doctor :   I shall give you the link
Doctor :   where you can avail our diet chart service
User :   thank u
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