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Suggest treatment for dandruff and white patches on scalp

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Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2015
Question: Hello doctor
I am having problem with the dandruff from last few years and hence I am losing lot of hair. It forms a white patch on my scalp and when you try to scrap it out then it becomes red n even the hair comes out from the root.

What can be the cure for this type of fungal infection. I have used all kinds of shampoo n it really doesn't help any more. I need some permanent solution.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Antidandruff shampoo and a topical steroid lotion

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have gone through your query and I have noted down your concern

I suggest you to use an antidandruff shampoo e.g Sebamed's antidandruff shampoo, every alternate days. Lather it well onto scalp and allow it to act for 4-5 minutes before rinsing it off.
At night I suggest you to use a topical steroid lotion e.g mometasone furoate 0.1% lotion at scalp skin. Allow it to act over night. Seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff is a steroid responsive condition and you would notice rapid improvement in your dandruff once you start this.
Dandruff is an important cause of hair shedding therefore controlling dandruff effectively would also reduce hair shedding.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (22 minutes later)
Can you please name some over the counter topical steroid lotion?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Topical steroid lotions are prescription drugs

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Mometsone furoate 0.1% is a prescription drug and is available as various brand names e.g momate lotion, elocon lotion.
It is not available otc. You must use it under supervision of a dermatologist in your vicinity.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Antidandruff shampoo and a topical steroid lotion Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I have gone through your query and I have noted down your concern I suggest you to use an antidandruff shampoo e.g Sebamed's antidandruff shampoo, every alternate days. Lather it well onto scalp and allow it to act for 4-5 minutes before rinsing it off. At night I suggest you to use a topical steroid lotion e.g mometasone furoate 0.1% lotion at scalp skin. Allow it to act over night. Seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff is a steroid responsive condition and you would notice rapid improvement in your dandruff once you start this. Dandruff is an important cause of hair shedding therefore controlling dandruff effectively would also reduce hair shedding. Regards