Ketoconazole Shampoo

Ketoconazole shampoo is an antifungal shampoo used to treat fungal infections of the scalp. It is used to treat scalp conditions like psoriasis, tinea capitis, tinea versicolor, dry scalp, and seborrheic dermatitis.

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What is the reason for going bald at a young age and not having much hair in my beard?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 22 year old male, height 5 feet and 5 inches and weight 66 kg. I first started experiencing hair fall a year ago, and after taking homeopathy treatment, there was a good improvement in a couple of months. I did not have any hair fall for eight to nine months. But, from the last ...  Read Full »


Dr. (prof.) Kumaresan Muthuvel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The hair fall you are experiencing might be androgenetic alopecia, and this is a genetic condition. This happens if your father or other family members are bald. Usually, the genetic baldness starts from the age of 20 to 25 and gradually progresses. A fall of up to 1...  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 »

Kindly help me get rid of the rashes and heat blisters on my scalp.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 31-year-old male, and my height is 5'6". I have had skin rashes on my scalp for seven months. We thought it might be because of dandruff. The scalp looks clean after a head wash, but dry dandruff and severe rash appear again the second day.Occasionally, I get heat blisters like s...  Read Full »


Dr. B T Priya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the pictures attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It looks like seborrheic dermatitis with furunculosis. Boils and dandruff in common terms. It would help if you had antibiotics and regular shampoo wash. Kindly start...  Read Full »

Can balanitis be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, My urologist and dermatologist are saying that I have balanitis. I was given different creams, but the red sports appear again once I stop applying the cream. Coconut oil also seems like working. Is balanitis treatable? I am a known type 2 diabetic, and my current fasting blood sugar is...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, balanitis is curable. Antifungal for local application is a must. You can opt systemic antifungal if the local cream does not give relief. Keeping the skin retracted also help to avoid the moisture. You have to maintain good control over your sugar levels. Also, nee...  Read Full »

Can seborrheic dermatitis result in hair fall and itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a white bump present on my hair root. Due to it, I have itching on my hair. I have lots of hair fall even when I touch them. I am using Ketoscalp shampoo. But still, there is no recovery. I do not know whether it is seborrheic dermatitis.   Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Please mention whether you have consulted a dermatologist for this issue. Please mention whether you got a diagnosis of seborrheic dermatitis. I do not understand about white bumps. Please mention whether it is pustules or hard white bumps or fluid-filled lesions or dry ski...  Read Full »

What are the white patches on my head?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing some hair skin issue that is very irritating and affects my daily life as it becomes the cause of lack of confidence. There are white patches on my hair skin, not on the whole head but minor patches in front of the head and on one side. These patches are also generating much ...  Read Full »


Dr. Maya Halabi Tawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the photograph (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), this looks like seborrheic dermatitis, which is caused by a kind of fungus. You can try Ketoconazole shampoo three times a week for one month, then taper progressively. You need to make it f...  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 »

Apart from getting injections, what treatments are available for seborrheic dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, Eight years ago, a car wreck shattered the windshield, and my head got injured with pieces of glass. They did not take the glass out, and I have also been dying my hair since I was 16. I developed fibromyalgia from the wreck, which is supposed to be relatively non-progressive, however ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The diagnosis from your history would still be seborrheic dermatitis or sebopsoriasis or scalp psoriasis. This is more of a cyclical problem, it tends to curb down with 2 to 3 months of treatment, but recurring back with a change in season or lifestyle. However, it n...  Read Full »

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