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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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

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

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 (...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for hair thinning and dandruff?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past few years, my hair is thinning a lot. I currently changed my shampoo, and my hair loss became severe. I am really worried about it. My hair is so soft and silky. Until I was 15 years old, I had good volume hair. With less hair fall and no dandruff. Once after I got a ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have hormonal imbalance or fluctuations, thyroid issues, insufficient protein intake, or stress? Do you underwent any stressful episode in the last four months? Will you do tight hairstyles, tight ponytail, buns, etc? Any chronic illness or drug history? Att...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution for extreme hair loss and dandruff with flaky skin.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45-year old male. My father has male pattern baldness and had lost his hair in his 20's. But I may not have inherited it fully as I have not lost my hair fully at 45 yet. It comes and goes but grows back. But the problem is increasing. And more importantly, it is a very strange ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I appreciate the details of the problem mentioned by you. This makes our diagnosis relatively easier; however, there are specific issues that need further clarification. Have you ever noticed well-demarcated isolated clean patches of hair loss at some point of time?...  Read Full »

Kitchari Mono Diet

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a white coating on my tongue. Also, since my childhood, I have had a problem with frequent urination. I have a slightly enlarged prostate of 21.9 whereas less than 20 is normal. My skin has always been very dry. For about 1 or 2 years, I am losing hair and suffering from dan...  Read Full »


Dr. Santhosh M D

Ayurveda Specialist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your details and found that you are following certain kind of diet, which is not really beneficial in this condition. Instead of sticking with a mono-diet (ayurveda diet for detoxification) you can make the following practices. Only three times food in...  Read Full »

How to manage dandruff?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem of dandruff. I have taken treatment and it never worked. I have used Selenium sulfide shampoo as well as Ketoconazole shampoo. After using these shampoos, I used to get relief for a day. But, on the next day, the dandruff again starts falling from my hair. Please help me ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shilpi Rajnish Gupta

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The causes of dandruff are any of the following. Not enough hair brushing and shampooing, dry skin, chronic seborrheic dermatitis, diet without proper nutrition, mental stress and allergic reaction to any hair or skin care products. The dandruff treatment includes taki...  Read Full »

What should I do to get rid of acne and dandruff problem completely?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acne and dandruff problem and I consulted you in January. This time I notice patches and uneven skin toning. Still, I have pimples on my face. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. B. T. Priya

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are in the age group of getting acne. Oil glands are active. Do not meddle with it. Drink a lot of water. Before periods acne will increase. For pimples, apply Clindac A gel (Clindamycin) on the acne spots for two weeks. Then change to Deriva CMS (Adapalene and Cl...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for my widespread fungal infection on shoulders, breast, and stomach.

Query: Hello doctor, I have fungal infections on my shoulders, breasts and stomach. I have red spots and dry dandruff on my scalp and it is painful and irritating. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that your concern, from your history I suppose you are already diagnosed with fungal infection/tinea corporis. As there could be many reasons for red rashes like urticaria, ezcema, atopic dermatitis, drug allergy, food allergy, fungal infection, follic...  Read Full »

Why did my cheek turn white on applying Selsun blue shampoo?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old male. From my childhood, I had white patches (skin discoloration) that come and go and I was informed that was due to dandruff. I always use moisturizer. I read an online post and I applied Selsun blue shampoo on one side of the cheek where there were light wheatish pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What do you mean by white patches? Was it diagnosed as Pityriasis versicolor or vitiligo? Please send images. What medications have you used till now? Revert back with the answers to the above questions to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-docto...  Read Full »

I have fungal infection of scalp, dandruff, and hairfall with rheumatoid arthritis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have fungal infection on the scalp, a lot of dandruff, and hair loss at the top of the head. I have existing rheumatoid arthritis and consuming Sazo DS and Nucoxia 120 for it. I recently lost weight by dieting.  Read Full »


Dr. Bincy Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the picture you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it looks like you have male pattern hair loss (MPHL). You also complain of dandruff and fungal infection of the scalp. I will need more pictures and detailed history to comment on tha...  Read Full »

How to control hair fall and dandruff problem to prevent baldness?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. I am losing like 15-20 hair strands on a daily basis now. For the last nine months, I am facing this problem. I never had this type of hair fall or any hair fall before. Where I stay, there was hard water, so I started using drinking water for bathing. A few m...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvina Attavar

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hair fall can mainly be divided into two types, you can have increased shedding or thinning of hair. Increased shedding means seeing more than 50-100 hairs falling per day. Less than that is a normal hair fall cycle and usually grows back. Increased shedding can happen ...  Read Full »

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