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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How to get rid of stubborn dandruff?

Query: Hello Doctor, For the past few years, I have been suffering from dandruff. I used to use a clarifying shampoo, and it was fine. But then it started again and never went no matter what shampoo I use. I wash my hair, and I have dandruff coming out of my hair just a few hours later. I have tried apple...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disease that causes an itchy rash with flaky scales. Factors that can play a role include: 1) Overgrowth of yeast infection (Malassezia). 2) Increased levels of androgens (a hormone). 3) Increased level of skin lipids. 4) Immune res...  Read Full »

My hairline is thinning and I am having dandruff in a young age. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my early twenties and I am currently experiencing hair loss. I started taking the tablet Finasteride some months back but I have not noticed any improvement so far. However, recently my hair is falling a lot. My main concern is that the right side of my hairline is looking worse (t...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Please attach clinical pictures to assess scalp hair density and type of hair loss and I can guide you accordingly.Also, tell me your dose of the tablet Finasteride and how long you have been taking it and using Minoxidil lotion?Regards.  Read Full »

I developed a circular rash on my forehead after using hair loss medication. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male. For the past four years, I have been experiencing hair loss. About two and a half years ago, I started using Finasteride once a week along with a Ketoconazole shampoo 1 % and Lipogaine, which is similar to Rogaine. I would use this only at night usually using a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description, I would say you have a male pattern hair loss also called as androgenetic alopecia. If you are comfortable using Rogaine solution, you can continue with it or consider Minoqilib 5% (Minoxidil) solution 1 ml at bed time over the scalp. ...  Read Full »

What treatment will you suggest for recurring acne?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from acne for a week. I used Clindamycin gel, but it is not effective. I have attached my photos. My acne goes and comes. Also, tell me which face wash, moisturizer, and sunscreen to use? Kindly suggest treatment for my acne.  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I recommend you use Salicylic acid face wash twice daily and apply Benzoyl peroxide 2.5 percent gel twice daily on the affected areas. Along with this, take a course of a...  Read Full »

How to get rid of red and white hard lumps on my scalp?

Query: Hello¬†doctor,I have these red and white hard lumps on my scalp. Some are not lumpy but, are just marks. Can you tell me what they are and how to get rid of them? I have dandruff as well.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be pityriasis sicca. The diagnosis can be confirmed with a trichoscopy and skin biopsy. Consider the application of Onabet B lotion (Beclomethasone and Sertaconazole) at bed time over the scalp for 14 days. Use a shampoo that contains 2 % Ketoconazole to wash th...  Read Full »

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. Dhepe 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 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 »

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