Suggest treatment for increased hair shedding and dandruff
could please help me out to reduce the dandruff.
First try over the counter antidandruff shampoo i.e Nizoral
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I have gone through your query and I have understood it.
Dandruff Or Seborrheic dermatitis is a common cause of increased hair shedding.
You may use an OTC antidandruff shampoo e.g Nizoral shampoo, every alternate days. It contains 1% ketoconazole.
Use it every alternate days. Lather it well and allow it to act for 5-10 minutes on scalp before rinsing it off.
Use it for 2 weeks. However, if this proves insufficient I would suggest adding a topical steroid lotion e.g either Mometasone furoate 0.1% lotion Or Clobetasol propionate 0.05% lotion once daily at night.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a steroid responsive condition and they usually bring about a remarkable improvement in about 2 weeks.
These topical steroids would be available from a local chemist on prescription of a dermatologist.
Once there is significant improvement, thereafter, you may stop topical steroids and continue with antidandruff shampoo for maintenance.
Forgot to mention one thing that I have oily scalp. Is the prescripton given remains same.?
Can i apply oil on hair.Do i need to use any specific hair Oil.
Is this Nizoral shampoo suggested by you is easily available in market and Can i get without Doctor prescription.
Any alternate shampoo if i didn't get this one.
Thanks for the reply.
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