Dandruff

Dry and flaky skin in the scalp is called dandruff. It makes the scalp itchy, and oily-looking flakes of dead skin can be seen on the hair, neck, and shoulder. It is not a serious condition and can be controlled by using shampoos that contain zinc pyrithione, tar, selenium sulfide, or Ketoconazole.

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I have hair fall issues. Can I trust Biotin or any other supplements?

Query: Hi doctor,I have severe hair fall issues. What should I do? Can I trust Biotin or any other supplements? If do what are the best supplements for stronger hair?   Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Attach the clinical picture to assess scalp hair density and type of hair loss so we can guide you accordingly. Is your hair thinning? Do you have diffuse hair loss? Do you have male pattern hair loss?   Read Full »

Can dandruff and hair fall be caused by chemical dermatitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from hair fall and more dandruff. Now I am using Ketostar shampoo for the past four months. Dandruff is very irritating. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ketostar shampoo contains Ketoconazole which acts when dandruff is due to fungal infection. But dandruff can be due to many other causes like chemical dermatitis (sometimes due to retained shampoo), dry scalp (regularly using too warm water on the scalp), etc. Y...  Read Full »

Will pityriasis versicolor worsen if the application of medication is not regular?

Query: Hi doctor,I have white patches. I could not take medication for the past three to four years, and it has become worse. Patches spread severely. Only in legs, I do not have it yet, except I have it all over the body. Am using Kz soap for the past year. I will attach the photos with the recent prescri...  Read Full »


Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From pictures, it is looking like skin condition pityriasis versicolor (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is common during the summer months. But your infection is very severe and extensive. Are you having severe dandruff or psoriasis problem? ...  Read Full »

I want to grow hair to cover my forehead. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old, and I have very thin and short hair. I want to grow hair to cover my forehead. I am not able to make any hairstyle because of less hair. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Short and thin hair might have many reasons, some common causes are the nutritional deficiency, hormonal disturbance, stress, unhealthy lifestyle, and hereditary. Try the following things for hair growth. Add foods like dates, raisins, fig, curry leaves, spinach, and f...  Read Full »

I have white flakes and scales on my scalp due to dandruff. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have consulted many doctors for my dandruff problem but I could not get good results. I have white flakes and scales on my scalp. My scalp is oily and greasy. I have an oily face with a lot of pimples. I have some small minute bumps on my face, forehead, back...  Read Full »


Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can take tablet AF 400 (Flucanozole) three tablets for a week. You can use Becort lotion (Beclomethasone) over the scalp for three hours before doing hair wash. You can also use diluted Ketafung CT (coal tar) lotion or Tarsalic shampoo (Salicyclic acid with Coal tar...  Read Full »

What are the causes and symptoms of seborrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24-year-old female with no comorbidity. I have a rash and extreme dryness or redness in the creases of my nose for the last seven days. Please suggest me a remedy.  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and what you have is seborrhea. You can apply Dermicort (Hydrocortisone 1 percent) cream over this area twice daily for four days. Avoid coconut oil application over the face or scalp. And can you please tell me whether you have dandruff or oily scalp?  Read Full »

I have a clear yellow substance that crusts over my skin pores. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have suffered from acne since I was in high school and have used over-the-counter creams such as Benzoyl peroxide. The sides of my nose produce a clear yellow substance that crusts over my pores. When I clean the area and the crust is removed, it then produces the liquid again. I have h...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could possibly be an infection of the sebaceous gland. Please provide a picture of your problem. Revert with the pictures to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist  Read Full »

Is my scalp dry and scaly due to scalp psoriasis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from dry, scaly patches on the scalp for the last six to eight months. Since childhood, I have severe dandruff, mild itching and hair fall. I consulted two doctors. First one said that it may by scalp psoriasis and the other told that it looks like some fungal infection....  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, the symptoms can be of both seborrheic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis. To differentiate, please answer the following. Do have a family history of psoriasis? Is there a history of exacerbation in winter or itching over the face and back? Please f...  Read Full »

Will Nizoral and Sebowash shampoo together help with my refractory dandruff?

Query: Hi doctor, I have refractory dandruff with hair fall. Can I use Nizoral and Sebowash together? Which oil should I use coconut or olive?  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I have gone through your query and understood your concern. Dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis is an important cause of increased hair shedding. If I was your treating doctor, I would have asked you to use an antidandruff lotion/shampoo e.g 2% Ketoconazole shampoo (Ni...  Read Full »

What condition results in scaly and dark skin with severe hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, The skin around my eyes is getting scaly, darkened, and irritated from the last few days, especially near the canthus and outer canthus of my eye. Kindly suggest some treatment. I am suffering from PCOS for the last three years because I have a lot of hair fall and hair growth on my face...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Attach pictures to assess scalp hair density and treatment according to the grading of Alopecia. Do you have insufficient protein intake? Do you have a lack of proper nutrition? Do you experience stress? Do you have a thyroid disorder? Do you have anemia? Exercise regu...  Read Full »

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