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Suggest treatment for severe dandruff and hair fall

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hello Dr
Lots of dandruff usually develop within very short duration of time. I use Head & shoulder shampoo on weekly basis.
Due to dandruff my hair has fallen down much.
Pl suggest what to do and how to improve further hair.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Management of dandruff

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for being at HealthcareMagic
If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to use a ketoconazole shampoo twice weekly and apply a lotion containing combination of beclomethasone and clotrimazole on the affected areas of the scalp twice daily.
If there is associated itching take antihistaminic like tablet levocetrizine 5 mg once daily at bedtime.
Once your dandruff improves you can stop with the lotion but continue using shampoo for a long time as otherwise the dandruff will recur.
For hair loss I would recommend you to take hair supplements like tablet keraglo men or tablet follihair once daily for 3-4 months.
Regards
Dr Asmeet


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