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Hi, My Son aged 17years, is suffering from severe dandruff

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Dr. Kakkar S.


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Posted on Fri, 1 Feb 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi,

My Son aged 17years, is suffering from severe dandruff since 2years and acne since 1 year on his back. Attached pics. Please suggest external medicines.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Regarding acne and dandruff

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

For dandruff I suggest him to try a salicylic acid and ketoconazole based shampoo e.g Salisia-KT shampoo, either daily or on alternate days, depending on the response. For acne, he may use Clindamycin and Benzoyl peroxide combination gel e.g Clindoxyl gel, twice daily. I would also advice him to use a gentle cleanser for face wash e.g Cetaphil gentle cleansing lotion, twice daily.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 41 minutes later
Thanks for your response.

He used ketoconazole based shampoo but no use of it. Can you suggest alternative. Also, he has severe hair fall. Please suggest.
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Regarding dandruff and hair fall

Detailed Answer:
Dandruff is a common cause of increased hair shedding. The shampoo I suggested also has Salicylic acid in addition to ketoconazole. He may try it. Other options include either Sebowash shampoo or Pelliwash shampoo which are fluocinolone acetonide based shampoos or Coal tar with salicylic acid based shampoo e g Silkin shampoo or Protar shampoo Or he may use Noskurf lotion (climbazole and piroctone olamine), to be applied on scalp for 30 minutes before any Over the Counter shampoo.

take care
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