Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
132 Doctors are Online

I had severe dandruff problems. In winter its cause me

Jan 2014
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 7528 Questions
I had severe dandruff problems. In winter its cause me severe itching sometimes whenever i play sports or go in Sunlight. I decided to to go bald and then treat it with anti dandruff shampoos and massaging with oil but nothing helping currently. Can you please suggest what needs to be done as am currently bald so anything i will do to treat this will help more i guess.
Fri, 2 Feb 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Follow-up: I had severe dandruff problems. In winter its cause me 6 minutes later
Attached the pic where you can see the white areas that actually is where i can spot the dandruff and flakes comes up when i brush my head or rub my hand on it
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 36 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Seborrheic dermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern and I have viewed the image.
You seem to have seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp or dandruff in common parlance. On scalp, seborrheic dermatitis presents as itchy, red and flaky patches just as in your case. It may also involve the skin of face with dry, flaky, red patches.
Patients usually have either an onset or a flare of there seborrheic dermatitis during winters.
I suggest you to use a shampoo with 2% ketoconazole and 2-3% salicylic acid e.g either phytoral - SP shampoo Or Salisia - KT shampoo. Use it everyday. Lather it well on to wet scalp and leave it on for 7-10minutes before rinsing it off.
I also suggest you to use a topical steroid and salicylic acid based lotion on affected areas on the scalp overnight e.g clobetasol propionate 0.05 % and salicylic acid 3% lotion. Use it for 2 weeks and thereafter continue with the daily shampoo for maintenance.
If I was the treating doctor I would also start you on 10mg of oral isotretinoin, once a day.
There are all prescription medications and I advice you to talk to your local practitioner for a prescription of the same.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor