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Posted on Thu, 6 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi Dr.

My 5 years old daughter is struggling with dandruff. It is very itchy and it apears like patches in scalp.

Can you please advise medicin that can help

Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Ketoconazole shampoo, clotrimazole and cortisone cream

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic,

If I were your treating doctor I would recommend you to use Ketoconazole shampoo twice weekly and apply a lotion containing a combination of Clotrimazole and Cortisone on the itchy and scaly areas of the scalp once daily at night for 10-14 days.

Once dandruff reduces you can discontinue the lotion but continue with Ketoconazole shampoo.

Feel free to ask further

Regards
Dr Asmeet

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 11 minutes later
Thank you very much. Can you please suggest some good brand product that is available in the market especially in XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Nizral/ kenz/ scalpe shampoo; candid B or zydip C lotion

Detailed Answer:
You can go for nizral shampo, kenz shampoo or scalpe shampoo.
As far as lotion is concerned you can go for candid B lotion or zydip C lotion.
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