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Suggest treatment for severe dandruff on scalp - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 02-Jan-2015
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you ?
User:I am Sreedhar 32 age, from past 1-2 weeks, My scalp is too ichy, and dandruff is growing very fast, I started using scalpe with ketoconzole
Doctor:Since when are you using ketoconazole ?
User:a week, anti-fungal, I read this is about fungus formation, yeast formation
Doctor:yes, it could be
Doctor:Did you see any improvement ?
User:because of chemical changes in body, I guess, but now
User:from past 2 days, my penis skin is extremely itchy
User:what shall I do?
Doctor:Do you see any lesions like patches or small pimples on the penile skin ?
User:no, skin is clear as usual, but itchy, it may cut due to my scr..atching, it is extremely itchy
Doctor:Could be an fungal infection extension but in initial stages
Doctor:You can apply Miconazole ointment for the same
User:but itching started on my scalp first, itching is still persisting on scalp and now it is on this
Doctor:Both appear to be fungal infections
User:on scalp also? ointment
Doctor:Continue ketoconazole shampoo for the scalp and apply Miconazole for the penile skin
User:any tabs?
Doctor:No, need for tablets. Fungal infections are best treated with topical medications only
User:ok, great
Doctor:Is there anything else you want to know ?
User:is fungus is because of yeast (which produces due to chemical changes in body)?
Doctor:Yes, most fungus are a type of yeast
Doctor:but do not occur due to chemical change in the body
User:ok, thank you XXXXXXX
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Thanks for using this service
Doctor:Bye for now
Doctor:Take care
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