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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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I have oily and greasy hair. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old female, who weighs 194 Ibs and I am 6.1 feet tall. I wash my hair daily morning, but they become oily and greasy by evening. I also have hair fall problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Greasy and oily hair can be an irritating problem, especially when it starts to affect our lifestyle. It could be a consequence of multiple factors such as the effect of hormones, weather, stressful lifestyle, use of thick oils, etc. Hair fall is the end result of all t...  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 pat...  Read Full »

Dr. Thakare Sampada Avinash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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?   Read Full »

I am experiencing hair loss. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having hair loss problem and now it is in starting stage. I have consulted a doctor for this. He suggested Minoxidil and Finax. I would like to get a second opinion from you.  Read Full »

Dr. Devendra Ashok Jadhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am need of few important details regarding your hair fall.What is your age? Do you have any dandruff?If you are young and having hair loss without any dandruff then the prescribed treatment is very correct for you.Minoxidil is a vasodilator which increases blood suppl...  Read Full »

I have dandruff and hair fall. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. Since two years, I am getting tiny white balls coming out from my head in comb with dandruff flakes and a lot of hair fall. I took homeopathy medicine and after some time, it came again.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am not very sure what you are referring to by saying white balls. It can be a small piece of dandruff scale forming a ball. To be more precise, I would like to see the picture. For any query, please make it a point to add the clinical picture, which would make diag...  Read Full »

Do I have tinea capitis? Please review.

Query: Hello doctor, Do you think I have tinea capitis? I am attaching my shaved head photograph. I am currently using Ketoconazole 2 % shampoo.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is looking like tinea but not tinea capitis. It is tinea corporis (corporis - body parts) spreading on to your scalp. There is a round rash with active edges and clear center on yo...  Read Full »

I have dandruff and severe hair fall. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I am a fit and healthy man, but I have a hair fall problem. Actually, I can see that my hair is very thin and it is very weak. The root of my hair is not deeply penetrated as compared to others as I can see and feel it by comparing it with my brothers' and sist...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can make out that you are fit and healthy by looking at your BMI (body mass index) and that is very nice. Kindly keep your BMI within 25 because being overweight has an indirect role in hair fall. Now coming to your problem, it is quite difficult to make a diagnosi...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old female with pimples on my cheeks. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female and have pimples on my cheeks. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Wash your face at least two to three times a day. You can use a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil. Treat dandruff if present with a Ketoconazole 2 % shampoo like Scalpe or Nizral. You can send clear photographs for further assessment and suggestions. Thank you.  Read Full »

How can I treat my seborrheic dermatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis and took Ketoconazole 2 % shampoo. But, after one month of great evolution, my pruritus is back associated with hair fall. I am a medical student living under some emotional stress. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the history provided, seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp may appear on and off due to multiple factors throughout life for 99 percent of individuals, including hormonal fluctuations, climate changes, stress, history of generalized dry skin, infections, dietary...  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 d...  Read Full »

Dr. Maya Halabi Tawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

My eyebrow hair root is very weak. Please suggest me treatment for a firm eyebrow root.

Query: Hello doctor, My eyebrow hair root is very weak. After washing my face with water, and after wiping it with cotton cloth, I find 5 to 10 eyebrows are falling daily. Please suggest me treatment (medicine or capsules or oil) for firm eyebrow root.  Read Full »

Dr. Hari Hara Sudhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that your problem could be disconcerting and it can be resolved. Do you have dandruff or any other issues over the scalp or your eyebrows? If so, treatment should be directed at that. Also, please attach a photo of the same taken in bright light and shar...  Read Full »

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