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Dandruff, hair fall on scalp, pimples on shoulders, chest. Treatment for scalp infection?

i am 20 years old and i am having dandruff from 3 years and lost hair on my scalp i am having thin hair now and i get pimples on my shoulders and chest part and my dandruff gets worse in winter particularly . what should i do to prevent dandruff?? and have my hair regrowth? is this any infection to my scalp(if so please let me know the name of infection) or natural phenomen. plz suggest any tablets or any treatment for having my healthy hair back.
Asked On : Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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Dandruff is caused by an yeast called Malazessia. This fungus is a normal commensal ( residing in the body). Some people will mount an allergy against it causing dandruff. This fungus lives in oily skin. You seem to have an oily skin, that is why you suffer from acne as well.
I usually treat dandruff with a shampoo containing Ketoconazole 2% and ZPTO 1% thrice a week for a month. After that once a week at least for maintaining the improvement. Do not apply oil on your scalp.
Some times dandruff can worsen hereditary hair loss. So with improvement in dandruff your hair fall might decrease.
Hope this helped
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Answered: Thu, 29 Aug 2013
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