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Suggest Treatment For White Scaly Dandruff On The Scalp

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Posted on Thu, 20 Oct 2016
Question: Dear doctor,

I have white scaly dandruff on my scalp (in clusters), some scaling behing my ears and on my forehead and 2-4 0.5mm diameter scales on my body. It seem liek I have psoriasis and my doctor has asked me to use a zinc pyridine shampoo and apply Tacrolimus 0.1%solution 0.1%. I am not sure if it is helping me, especially the patches on my face.

Is there anything else that I can do to help alleviate the white patches, especially on my face? Like home remedies, any specific soap, diet etc?

I am also on acne treatment currently- isotretinoin 10%, finasteride, vovisun.

Thanks and regards,
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Remedy for possible psoriasis

Detailed Answer:
hello. thank you for writing to us

I am dr.kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i have noted your concern.

You may use a coal tar and salicylic acid based shampoo e.g protar lotion.

Use a steroid+salicylic acid based solution e.g topisal -3% solution on scalp for overnight application.

Use a mometasone furoate cream e.g momate or elocon cream for forehead patches.

Regards
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Suggest Treatment For White Scaly Dandruff On The Scalp

Brief Answer: Remedy for possible psoriasis Detailed Answer: hello. thank you for writing to us I am dr.kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i have noted your concern. You may use a coal tar and salicylic acid based shampoo e.g protar lotion. Use a steroid+salicylic acid based solution e.g topisal -3% solution on scalp for overnight application. Use a mometasone furoate cream e.g momate or elocon cream for forehead patches. Regards