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Suggest remedies for persistent dandruff

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Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Question: i am suffering from dandruff few months on words
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Arnab (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need some further details regarding..

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX welcome to HCM,

I've gone through your query and understand your concern..

However there's a few more details needed so that I can guide you more specifically..

You've mentioned dandruff from past few months, so is this the first time it happened or their's previous history also ?

Is your head or any other adjacent area itchy ?

Is there any visible rash/skin discoloration/any scaly rash ?

Any other problems(any cough/cold/sore throat/runny nose/dry eye) ?

Any recent change of place/bathing water ?


Please get back to me with these details so that I can guide you better..

Meanwhile you must take regular bath with good anti-dandruff shampoo (containing Zinc pyrithione/salicyic acid) every day, and mix one small cup of normal white vinegar in two cups of XXXXXXX warm water and massage it thoroughly over your scalp after shampooing every time for the next one week, you should feel better..

Please try to remain well hydrated by drinking a lot of water, include green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits in your diet, avoid junk and sugary foods, it'll help you to get better faster..try not to use any used towel for drying, better to use fresh clean dry towel..

If despite these, there's no improvement after 6-7 days and /or there's any visible scaly rashes over the scalp/ adjacent head/neck area, then I'd suggest you to check in to your local Dermatologist as there may be a chance of fungal infection for which appropriate anti-fungal therapy(i.e. Ketoconazole shampoo etc.) is needed..

Let me know if there's any further queries..


Take Care
Kind Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Dr.Arnab (20 hours later)

Dear sir

i am suffering from dandruff from last few months

You've mentioned dandruff from past few months, so is this the first time it

happened or their's previous history also ?
first time

Is your head or any other adjacent area itchy ?

during dry head more itchy coming

Is there any visible rash/skin discoloration/any scaly rash ?
one area rash /skin discoloration coming

Any other problems(any cough/cold/sore throat/runny nose/dry eye) ?
no sir

Any recent change of place/bathing water ?

no sir
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Arnab (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry, follow the advises already mentioned earlier..

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX welcome back..

Thanks for following up..

You can take a snapshot of the area of the rash and upload it here..

Rest all to to be started without any further delay, follow all the instructions which I've already listed above in my earlier reply.

If despite these, there's no improvement after 6-7 days and /or there's any visible scaly rashes over the scalp/ adjacent head/neck area, then I'd suggest you to check in to your local Dermatologist as there may be a chance of fungal infection for which appropriate anti-fungal therapy(i.e. Ketoconazole shampoo etc.) is needed..

Take Care
Kind Regards

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Brief Answer: Need some further details regarding.. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX welcome to HCM, I've gone through your query and understand your concern.. However there's a few more details needed so that I can guide you more specifically.. You've mentioned dandruff from past few months, so is this the first time it happened or their's previous history also ? Is your head or any other adjacent area itchy ? Is there any visible rash/skin discoloration/any scaly rash ? Any other problems(any cough/cold/sore throat/runny nose/dry eye) ? Any recent change of place/bathing water ? Please get back to me with these details so that I can guide you better.. Meanwhile you must take regular bath with good anti-dandruff shampoo (containing Zinc pyrithione/salicyic acid) every day, and mix one small cup of normal white vinegar in two cups of XXXXXXX warm water and massage it thoroughly over your scalp after shampooing every time for the next one week, you should feel better.. Please try to remain well hydrated by drinking a lot of water, include green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits in your diet, avoid junk and sugary foods, it'll help you to get better faster..try not to use any used towel for drying, better to use fresh clean dry towel.. If despite these, there's no improvement after 6-7 days and /or there's any visible scaly rashes over the scalp/ adjacent head/neck area, then I'd suggest you to check in to your local Dermatologist as there may be a chance of fungal infection for which appropriate anti-fungal therapy(i.e. Ketoconazole shampoo etc.) is needed.. Let me know if there's any further queries.. Take Care Kind Regards