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Hair fall, burning, hurting, itchy scalp with intermittent occurrence of pimples. Taking Griseofulvin. How to get relief?

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Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2012
Question: Hi,
Its been two months since my hair are falling and I have scalp burn and itch, over my scalp , I have few small pimples due to which my scalp burns and hurt. These pimples would sometimes disappear and then reappear.I am taking griesofluvin daily 350 mg. but not sure if the hair fall and the scalp hurt/pimples related. my hair are growing back normal. Also I have had a surgery in feb 2012 where I was given general anesthesia.

please help me suggest what the problem is with my head.

thanks Swati
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Answered by Dr. S. Murugan (7 hours later)
Hai XXXXXXX
Welcome to XXXXXXX
THANKS FOR YOUR QUERY.
You may likely to have the problem of Dandruff or Seborrheic dermatitis of scalp which may be the reason for your hair fall and secondary infection which present as pimples. You should not scratch and use a clean a comb daily(wash it daily). You can use a shampoo contains Ketoconazole and Zinc pyrethrine which will help you to get rid of the problem. You have use the preparation at least twice in a week for 3-6 months. You wet your hair and apply the same, after 3-5 minutes wash you hair thoroughly. Also take a course of antibiotics for one or two weeks you will not get pimple like problem and itching and burning. In due course your hair fall also will become alright. If the hair fall persist investigate whether you are anemic. Iron, aminoacids, and vitamins like Biotin, Minerals like Copper, zinc will help you from hair fall.
Griseofulvin should not cause these but may improve the symptoms.
Get well soon
Dr S.Murugan
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Hair fall, burning, hurting, itchy scalp with intermittent occurrence of pimples. Taking Griseofulvin. How to get relief?

Hai XXXXXXX
Welcome to XXXXXXX
THANKS FOR YOUR QUERY.
You may likely to have the problem of Dandruff or Seborrheic dermatitis of scalp which may be the reason for your hair fall and secondary infection which present as pimples. You should not scratch and use a clean a comb daily(wash it daily). You can use a shampoo contains Ketoconazole and Zinc pyrethrine which will help you to get rid of the problem. You have use the preparation at least twice in a week for 3-6 months. You wet your hair and apply the same, after 3-5 minutes wash you hair thoroughly. Also take a course of antibiotics for one or two weeks you will not get pimple like problem and itching and burning. In due course your hair fall also will become alright. If the hair fall persist investigate whether you are anemic. Iron, aminoacids, and vitamins like Biotin, Minerals like Copper, zinc will help you from hair fall.
Griseofulvin should not cause these but may improve the symptoms.
Get well soon
Dr S.Murugan