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

Suggest treatment for severe dandruff and itchy scalp

Jan 2014
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 7530 Questions

I am having Dandruff, splitends ,itchy scalp & excess of hair loss Problem from last 2 years. I never had these issues ever. I have tried different shampoos & home made solutions for this. But not yet get any satisfaction result.

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Remedy for dandruff, excess hair shedding and split ends

Detailed Answer:
Hello. thank you.

I am Dr. kakkar (Dermatologist and Venerelogist). I have noted your concern.
Dandruff is an important cause of scalp itching and excess hair loss. Controlling dandruff effectively would relieve itchinv and also reduce hair shedding.
I suggest you to use a coal tar and salicylic acid based shampoo e.g Protar lotion or Salytar lotion. Use it on alternate days. Lather it well on to wet scalp and leave it on for 10minutes before rinsing it off.
In addition you may use a topical steroid lotion for overnight scalp application for 2 weeks e.g Mometasone furoate 0.1% lotion or Clobetasol propionate 0.05% lotion. Thereafter just continue with the shampoo.
Split ends are a sign of dry, damaged hair and may result from frequent combing. You may use a wide toothed comb.
Also use a conditioner after shampoo e.g Triflow conditioner or Loreal conditioner. Apply on wet hair for 2-3 minutes and then rinse it off.
These are all prescription medications and I suggest that you talk to your local practitioner for a prescription regarding the same.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

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