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Date : 26-Mar-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User:I'm having sores on my scalp along with dandruff
User:I have this since last 7 yrs..
User:now I can see that my hair is thinning and it does smell somtimes
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor?
User:Yeah..but he prescribe a dandruff shampoo (Tritop)
User:and I used it for 2 weeks, it was ok but the issue reappeared again
Doctor:Has it helped you?
User:Yeah during that time of the usage
Doctor:Why did you stop using the shampoo after 2 weeks?
User:It was not meant to used for more that 2 weeks
User:it seems
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
Doctor:Do you have history of diabetes?
Doctor:I apologise, I see you put in 28 years and male as your details.
Doctor:May I know if you have history of diabetes?
User:No diabetes
User:but my father is a diabetic..but he is 55yrs old
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Dandruff is a common condition. But in a few cases, the dandruff flakes results in soreness, itching, rashes and skin lesions due to inflammatory response.
Doctor:Presence of associated condition along with dandruff issues is termed as seborrheic dermatitis.
Doctor:Without a clinical examination, it is difficult to predict if you have just dandruff (seborrhea) or the seborrheic dermatitis.
Doctor:Anyway the treatment involves use of topical antidandruff measures.
Doctor:I don't see any harm in you continuing the shampoo for long term
Doctor:since it has been effective.
Doctor:You may alternatively try cheaper brands such as nizoral or any other ketoconazole shampoo.
Doctor:You can shampoo every alternate days or once in 3 days.
Doctor:Hair thinning and fall is most likely secondary to dandruff.
Doctor:If symptoms don't improve with regular shampooing, you should consult the dermatologist again for detailed evaluation.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
User:yes..thank you..making anote of it
Doctor:Let me know if you have any more questions?
User:Sure, please give men 5 mins
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Sorry yes
User:that's all I have at themoment
User:I shall try as you suggested
User:thanks for the help doc
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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