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Overview

Ketoconazole

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Ketoconazole helps in the treatment of fungal and yeast infections of the body. It belongs to the drug group known as azole antifungals. The medication prevents the growth of various types of fungi by disrupting the production of the membranes that surrounds the fungal cells. It is available in the form of a tablet that can be taken orally.

The dosage and duration of taking Ketoconazole is decided by your doctor depending on your age, weight, your medical history and current condition. It is usually taken once in a single day, with or without food. However, it is better to take it with food as that will reduce the chances of a stomach upset. In case you are taking an antacid, remember that Ketoconazole needs to be taken 2 hours before or an hour after the antacid; else there are chances that your body may not absorb the drug.

There are some mild side effects that you may suffer from for taking Ketoconazole. They include nausea, headache, diarrhea, stomach pain and dizziness. Some rare side effects may include hair loss, depression, tingling sensations and serious allergic reactions.

A serious side effect of Ketoconazole can be hepatotoxicity, which implies liver damage caused due to chemicals. The symptoms include weight loss, loss of appetite, vomiting, tiredness, discoloured urine and stool, fever, rash or yellowing of the skin. In such a situation, immediate medical attention is recommended.

There are certain aspects that need to be considered before or after taking Ketoconazole:

  • Ensure never to take the drug again if you have had an allergic reaction to it. Taking it again can lead to a life threatening situation.
  • Avoid alcohol when you are prescribed to this medication
  • Your doctor must be informed if you are pregnant or planning to be before prescribing you the drug
  • Ketoconazole can pass into a baby by breastfeeding. Your doctor must be informed and then it will be decided whether you need to stop breastfeeding or stop taking the medication.
Blastomycosis
Ketoconazole is used to in the treatment of blastomycosis which is a fungal infection that can affect skin, bones and joints caused by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis.
Chromomycosis
Ketoconazole is used to in the treatment of Chromomycosis which is a fungal infection that can affect the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by Fonsecaea pedrosoi, Phialophora verrucosa.
Coccidioidomycosis
Ketoconazole is used to in the treatment of Coccidioidomycosis which is a fungal infection caused by Coccidioides. This infection can affect the lungs and other parts of the body.
Histoplasmosis
Ketoconazole is used to in the treatment of Histoplasmosis which is a fungal infection caused by Histoplasma capsulatum. This infection can affect the lungs and other parts of the body.
Paracoccidioidomycosis
Ketoconazole is used to in the treatment of Paracoccidioidomycosis which is a fungal infection caused by Paracoccidioides brasiliensis. This infection can affect the lungs and other parts of the body.
Allergy
Ketoconazole is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to this medicine.
QT Interval prolonging drugs
Ketoconazole is not recommended for co-administration with drugs that are known to cause specific changes in heart rhythm.
In addition to its intended effect, Ketoconazole may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Blurred vision Major Rare
Chest Pain Major Rare
Dizziness Major Rare
Fast heartbeat Major Rare
Headache Major Rare
Increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight Major Rare
Pale skin Major Rare
Yellow colored eyes or skin Major Rare
Joint Pain Major Rare
Skin Rash Major Rare
Diarrhea Minor Rare
Hair loss or thinning of the hair Minor Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 8 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine is observed in 1 to 2 hours.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use during breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor about the potential benefits and risks before deciding to take this medicine. Do not breastfeed for at least 5 hours after the dose to reduce the risk of exposure.
Missed Dose instructions
The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dosage then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Inform your doctor immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of overdose.
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United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Liver Disease Major
Ketoconazole should be administered with caution if you are suffering from impaired liver functioning. Suitable dosage adjustments and safety monitoring become necessary in such cases.
QT Prolongation Moderate
Ketoconazole should be very carefully administered if you have any pre-existing heart conditions. Suitable dosage adjustments and safety monitoring is recommended in such cases.
Kidney disease Moderate
Suitable adjustment is dosage is required based on the extent of kidney impairment. An adjustment in dosage is recommended. If the patient is on hemodialysis then the blood level of Ketoconazole should be monitored after each session and then the adjusted dose should be administered.
Interaction with Alcohol
Ethanol Minor
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended if you are taking this medicine. It may increase the risk of dizziness and fainting. Avoid performing activities that need mental alertness like operating machinery or driving a vehicle.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Alprazolam Major
Report the usage of either of the drugs to the doctor so that suitable dosage adjustments can be suggested. Monitoring of blood levels might be required in some cases. Symptoms like drowsiness and difficulty in breathing should be reported immediately to the doctor.
Cisapride Major
Use of Ketoconazole while you are taking Cisapride is not recommended. Inform your doctor about the usage of Cisapride so that suitable replacement for Ketoconazole could be prescribed.
Clopidogrel Major
Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines. Dosage adjustments for Clopidogrel might be required in such cases.
Erythromycin Major
Usage of Ketoconazole along with Erythromycin is not recommended. Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines. Your doctor might prescribe alternative medicines where the risks of side effects are minimal. Immediate medical attention might be required if you feel dizzy, have shortness of breath and feel discomfort in the chest.
Warfarin Moderate
Usage of Ketoconazole along with Warfarin is recommended only after dosage adjustment. Safety monitoring is a must in such cases. Signs and symptoms like headache, presence of blood in vomit and urine, weakness, unusual bleeding should be reported immediately.
Atorvastatin Major
Use of Ketoconazole with Atorvastatin is not recommended. Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines so that suitable replacement could be suggested. Symptoms like muscle pain and weakness coupled with fever, joint pain and chills should be reported immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

Sir, I have lot of hair loss and whitening of hair problem and so much dandruff also. I wash my hair 2-3 times in a week. When I use shampoo for remove the dandruff but it increase the hair loss. I use normally coconut oil 2-3 times in a week so, please give me a suggestion for stop hair loss and gaining the long and black.

PGDHM, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Sir, I have lot of hair loss and whitening of hair problem and so much dandruff also. I wash my hair 2-3 times in a w...
Hello Lybrate-user, Ayurveda can help you to stop hair loss and get long, black & Strong hair. First remove dandruff from your scalp then you can relieve in your hair fall, split, frizzy and dullness of your hair. Not only shampoo or hair oil gives you solution. It's many reasons for this like stress, anger, anemia, pollution, food habits, life style etc. Solution of your problem are proper combination of Ayurveda medicine healthy diet yoga, meditation. Avoid junk food, spicy, saltyand oily food. If possible eat any food in natural way. Ayurveda panchkarma treatment like nasya, shirodhara, takradhara, shiro basti also beneficial. For further details you can online consulting and permanent solution.
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I have pimple on my face and it is also on the back it's been happening for 3 years pimples are also on my head. What should i do for this?

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
I have  pimple on my face and it is also on the back it's been happening for 3 years pimples are also on my head. Wha...
Wash your face twice daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil from your skin's surface, avoid touching your face or picking up the pimples and blotches as it further spreads the bacteria. A dietary therapy with the right medications for pimples can also help a lot. Drink lots of water. You may use salicylic acid face wash. For scalp acne ,gently washing the scalp regularly with shampoo and warm water can help many conditions improve on their own. It is important to minimize irritation to the scalp that can come from razors, hair products, high heat, and chemical treatments. These can cause inflammation and irritation that can lead to further complications. The kinder you are to your scalp and skin, the less likely you are to have problems. The key to treating scalp acne is to prevent your pores from clogging. It?s the oil blockage and buildup that causes acne. Keeping your scalp clean is important. But you?ll want to make sure your shampoo or conditioner isn?t causing your scalp acne. If you suspect your shampoo or conditioner is causing the issue, you may consider trying some new products. For mild and moderate acne try products with ingredients like: salicylic acid: exfoliates dead skin cells so they do not enter pores and cause acne, but less effective than benzoyl peroxide glycolic acid: helps with exfoliation and kills micro bacteria ketoconazole or ciclopirox: antifungal agents in antidandruff shampoos tea tree oil: antibacterial properties may help fight acne jojoba oil: may not get rid of acne, but adding to your shampoo may help reduce acne inflammation Consult a dermatologist for proper treatment.
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Hi doctor, I am using minoxidil 5 for my hair. It causes so much dandruff and I am using normal shampoo. Please suggest any medicated shampoo like ketoconazole. My hairs are falling terrobiley is that for short time after started the treatment or permanent and does it works for other types of alopecia except androgenic alopecia. Please suggest me.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Hi doctor,
I am using minoxidil 5 for my hair. It causes so much dandruff and I am using normal shampoo. Please sugge...
You may be suffering from androgenic alopecia which is also called as pattern baldness. The hairs start reducing in density at the crown (top) and also the hairline starts receeding from the front. This is usually progressive throughout life unless treated. It is usually accompanied by severe dandruff which we call seborrhoea. The FDA approved treatment for this condition is the best. No oil or cream will magically work because the hairs are getting miniaturised and eventually disappearing due to the hormonal effects of DHT on the hair roots. Please call me or contact me with photos using online consult option for proper examination and treatment. Do not start treatment without consulting. I can give guidance and then you can continue treatment on your own.

I'm suffer from dandruff and hair fall since 4 years. ,I lost my hair so much ,my father have baldness, tell me permanent treatment for dandruff which is permanent, I already used ketoconazole shampoos.

MD(Am)
General Physician, Secunderabad
I'm suffer from dandruff and hair fall since 4 years. ,I lost my hair so much ,my father have baldness, tell me perma...
1) Hair4u 5% solution. 1 mL twice a day. 2) keraglow-men. Once a day 3) Finax-1 mg. If you are unmarried.(male's only). 4) sesa Hair oil. Once a day 5) sesa shampoo. Once a day.
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Experiencing severe hair loss and dandruff. Please suggest me if minoxidil 5 is good and one good ketoconazole shampoo for dandruff. My friend told me that minoxidil causing huge hair loss as he is using it twice a day. Please suggest me.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Experiencing severe hair loss and dandruff.
Please suggest me if minoxidil 5 is good and one good ketoconazole shampo...
Hello, Take plenty of water to hydrate your body moistening scalp to check dandruff. Go for meditation to reduce stress to nourish your hair follicles & sebaceous glands. Tk, apples, carrots,  spinach, Mangoes,  Milk,  almonds, strengthening your sebaceous glands. Tk,  easily digestible diet on time to check gastric disorder, hence, your diet be easily digestible on time. Avoid, junkfood,  alcohol & nicotine, scorching Sun & dust. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Graphities 30-6 pills, thrice. @ Jabornady Q-20 drops with olive oil,  apply on scalp. Tk, care.

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Fungal Infections ( Ringworm) - Prevention And Cure

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi

Fungal infections like Jock itch or tinea Cruris and corporis are becoming very common in Delhi, India. Such is the quanta of the problem that many families are now coming with all members being affected with this irritating   fungal infection.

Q: How are Fungal Infections caused?

Answer: Tinea Cruris are caused by fungi or yeast . Commonest cause are the dermatophytes which grow in hot and humid climates. Fungal infections in Delhi, India are more common during the months of monsoon i.e May to August but in recent year it is seen that Fungal infections now remian all throughout the year.

FUNGAL INFECTION -RINGWORM JOCK ITCH TREATMENT IN DELHI

Fungal infections like Jock itch or tinea Cruris and corporis are becoming very common in Delhi, India. Such is the quanta of the problem that many families are now coming with all members being affected with this irritating   fungal infection.

Q: How are Fungal Infections caused?

Answer: Tinea Cruris are caused by fungi or yeast . Commonest cause are the dermatophytes which grow in hot and humid climates. Fungal infections in Delhi, India are more common during the months of monsoon i.e May to August but in recent year it is seen that Fungal infections now remian all throughout the year.

Q: Are fungal infections communicable/ contagious?

Answer: Not really . The spores are everywhere and can easily start to grow in warm body parts like the body folds and private parts.  Families who share towels, have pets at home might caught the fungal infections because the spores shift from one to another .

Q: Is fungal infection and eczema are the same?

Answer: Fungal infections are caused by fungal spores and is an infection while eczema is a condition of skin when oozing and crusting occurs as a result of excessive scratching. Irritation can occur because of dryness or at time allergies. Eczema is not an infection.

Q: What is the best treatment for Fungal infections like Tinea Cruris?

Answer: The best treatment for fungal infections like Tinea Cruris of Joc Itch consists of oral and topical antifungals. Various oral antifungals used to treat tinea cruris in Delhi, India inculde Fluconazole, terbinafine, itraconazole etc. Topical treatment options include creams containing luliconazole, ketoconazole, eberconazole, terbinafine , clotrimazole etc.

Q: Which is the best cream available cream for treating tinea cruris in Delhi, INDIA? 

Answer: Fungal Infections like tinea cruris or jock itch have become so common n Delhi, India because of the rampant use of over the counter creams by people. These creams contain steroids and other drugs which suppress the infection and as soon as the patient stops these creams the fungal infection comes back. Such use of OTC creams for Tinea infection in Delhi, India has led to drug resistant Tinea and other fungal infection. Even Dermatologist sfind it difficult to treat such Fungal infections at times.

So one should avoid self medication and visit a specialist for a complete cure of the condition.

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Vitamin D and Calcium

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
Vitamin D and Calcium

What are Vitamin D and Calcium?

Vitamin D (a hormone) and calcium (a mineral) are nutrients that sustain healthy bones. They are also needed for:

  • Muscle movement

  • Nerve communication

  • Absorption of calcium and phosphorous (vitamin D)

  • Immune system responses (vitamin D)

  • Signaling between cells (calcium)

  • Hormonal secretion (calcium)

  • Blood vessel flow (calcium)

Without enough vitamin D or calcium, your parathyroid glands compensate by producing too much of their hormone, a condition called hyperparathyroidism. That can lead to bone weakening (osteoporosis) and increased fracture risk. 
Other problems from calcium and vitamin D deficiencies include:

  • Skeletal deformities (rickets) in children ages 6-24 months

  • Muscle weakness in children and the elderly (vitamin D only)

Given the crucial role of both nutrients in bone health, The Endocrine Society and the Institute of Medicine recommend certain consumption levels based on age and health. They have not yet found, however, that taking vitamin D provides cardiovascular protection.

 

How Does Vitamin D Affect Women’s Health

 

How Much Vitamin D and Calcium Do You Need?

The Endocrine Society and The Institute of Medicine have suggested recommended daily allowances (RDA) for vitamin D and calcium, as well as maximum daily consumption amounts that you should not exceed for your safety:

 

Population

Calcium RDA (mg)

Calcium Max (mg)

Vitamin D RDA (IU)

Vitamin D Max (IU)

0-6 months

200

1,000

400

1,000

6-12 months

260

1,500

400

1,500

1-3 years

700

2,500

600

2,500

4-8 years

1,000

2,500

600

3,000

9-13 years

1,300

3,000

600

4,000

14-18 years

1,300

3,000

600

4,000

19-30 years

1,000

2,500

600

4,000

31-50 years

1,000

2,500

600

4,000

51-70 years male

1,000

2,000

600

4,000

51-70 years female

1,200

2,000

600

4,000

70+ years

1,200

2,000

800

4,000

14-18 pregnant/lactating

1,300

3,000

600

4,000

19-50 pregnant/lactating

1,000

2,500

600

4,000



The recommendations come with two precautions:

  • Some people may need more than the RDA (after talking with their doctor) if they are:

    • Obese

    • Taking anticonvulsant medications, glucocorticoids, antifungals such as ketoconazole or medications for AIDS

  • Taking too much of either nutrient appears to be harmful, with:

    • Kidney stones associated with too much calcium from supplements

    • Very high levels of vitamin D (above 10,000 IUs per day) potentially causing kidney and tissue damage

How Do You Get Vitamin D and Calcium?

Your body makes Vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sun, but several factors limit its creation:

  • Living anywhere in the country above latitude 33 degrees (the top of Louisiana)

  • Wearing sunscreen to protect against melanoma

  • Aging, which changes absorption ability

  • The amount of sun you would need to achieve normal blood vitamin D levels is probably more than is safe for your skin, so most people may need supplements to achieve a normal vitamin D level.

Either form of vitamin D (D2 or D3) benefits the body, but very few foods naturally contain the nutrient or are fortified with it. That’s why doctors recommend supplements to make up the difference. Foods containing vitamin D include:

  • Cod liver oil: 400-1,000 IU per teaspoon

  • Wild caught salmon: 600-1,000 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Farmed salmon: 100-250 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Canned salmon: 300-600 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Canned sardines: 300 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Canned mackerel: 250 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Canned tuna: 236 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Fresh shitake mushrooms: 100 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Sundried shitake mushrooms: 1,600 IU per 3.5 oz

  • Egg yolk: 20 IU per yolk

Milk, orange juice, infant formula, yogurt, margarine, butter, cheese and breakfast cereals are often fortified with vitamin D.


Calcium is found in:

  • Dairy products

  • Chinese cabbage

  • Kale

  • Broccoli

  • Fortified fruit juices, drinks, tofu and cereals

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Pityriasis Amiantacea - A Guide!

MBBS
Dermatologist, Pune
Pityriasis Amiantacea - A Guide!

Pityriasis amiantacea is a disorder of the scalp. Some of the visible signs of this condition include adherent, silver, thick scales. The scales resemble the color of the asbestos and often surrounds the tufts of hair. While the condition is manageable, care should be taken to manage this condition right from its inception. Here is a brief overview of this scalp condition.

Origin of Pityriasis Amiantacea:
Pityriasis Amiantacea is inflammatory in nature. It comes from the seborrheic and psoriasis dermatitis spectrum. Experts are of the view that this condition is a result of the exaggerated response of the body to a primary condition of the scalp. Earlier studies have suggested that there is a possibility that Pityriasis Amiantacea may have originated from lichen planus, pyogenic infection and superficial fungal. In most of the cases, it has been witnessed that fungus has a close relation to this condition.

Exposure of Pityriasis Amiantacea and its diagnosis:
This condition has low exposure among females. It is mostly observed among, young adults, children, and adolescents. The diagnosis is done clinically. A specialist might prescribe dermoscopy to rule out other conditions of the scalp. If the result is positive, the scaling will reveal a diffused yellowish or whitish pattern. While the condition is local, it has all the possibilities to spread to other hairy parts of the body. Some experts are of the view that Pityriasis Amiantacea has a close association with temporary alopecia. While histopathology is not prescribed by most doctors, however, biopsy of the scalp is suggested in many cases.

Does Pityriasis Amiantacea result in hair loss?
The answer is yes. As a result of the scaly crust, the encased hair tends to fall. This being said, it is entirely a reversible condition. The hair comes back in 9 out of 10 cases. Medical ointments and antibiotic shampoo can help to grow back the lost hair. Apart from this, home-made protein solutions can help in the regeneration of the hair and get back the original color of the hair.

Treatment options:
This is a treatable condition that might take some time for a complete cure. It involves the keratolytic and tropical anti-inflammatory treatment. This is accompanied with salicylic ointment and topical corticosteroids. A tropical mineral oil is often prescribed by doctors to ensure that the adherent scales are removed. Some doctors might also suggest a clobetasol propionate shampoo. Even ketoconazole and silver sulfadiazine is helpful to get rid of the scales. If in case the infection is accompanied with Staphylococcus aureus, antibiotics are prescribed to ensure that the condition does not turn from bad to worse. Systematic therapies are suggested if this condition is accompanied by an underlying condition such as psoriasis.

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Candida Skin Infection - How It Can Be Managed?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Candida Skin Infection - How It Can Be Managed?

Fungal infection of the skin and mucous membranes is very common. The most common species of fungus causing these infections is Candida albicans. They are present in abundance in the skin and mucous membranes and have a protective function. However, when immunity is compromised, these grow to a significant number and infection results. Some of the most common candida infections and ways to manage them are outlined below.

Athlete’s foot, nail fungal infections, diaper rash, jock itch, oral thrush, and vaginal yeast infections are the most common candida skin infections. Though they can occur anywhere, they are most common in the intertriginous areas, where two skins come in close contact, like the groin area, the armpits, the corners of the mouth, area between the toes and between the fingers. Sweat and mucous facilitate their growth further, as they provide a moist environment for their growth.

In addition, poor hygiene, hot/humid weather, and constricting clothing can lead to increased chances of developing candida infections. Patient conditions like obesity, infants, diabetics, hypothyroidism, inflammatory disorders, pregnancy, damp weather, and immunosuppressed conditions like AIDs are definite risk factors. Identifying the infection is the biggest step towards treatment. There could be rashes, patches, flaking, cracks, soreness, and erythema, white or red lesions in the mouth or genital area.

Management:

A little precaution can help in preventing infections and there are definitely ways to treat the condition also.
If someone is immunosuppressed or has other predisposing factors, it is advisable to take precautions as listed below to avoid candida infections.

  1. Keep the intertriginous areas clean, could be by bathing more frequently or using sponge baths
  2. Wear loose clothing so the skin in the areas like groynes and armpits are not irritated
  3. Diaper skin management
  4. Keep the toenails and feet area clean
  5. During pregnancy, wear loose clothing and dry thoroughly after showers to avoid infection
  6. Frequently change inner garments and socks
  7. During warm weather, wear open-toed footwear so there is adequate aeration
  8. Take supplements like multivitamins to maintain good immunity levels

Treatment:

While treatment of one-off candida infections is not uncommon, people who are prone to recurrent infections need more stringent management. In one off infections, topical anti fungal agents like lotions, powder, ointments or creams are sufficient. These could contain anti fungal agents like ketoconazole or fluconazole. It is important that these stay in touch with the skin surface for about 10 to 15 minutes.

In moderately severe infections, a course of oral anti fungal agent is used, sometimes for up to 2 weeks depending on the severity of the symptoms. IV anti fungal agents may be used in more severe and widespread cases like seen in AIDS patients. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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Infant Cradle Cap - How You Can Get Rid of Them?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Diploma in Aesthetic Mesotherapy
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Infant Cradle Cap - How You Can Get Rid of Them?

Cradle cap is a slick, yellow scaling or crusting on a child's scalp. It is regular in children and can be effortlessly treated. Cradle cap is not a part of any ailment and does not indicate poor care of the child. It is the usual development of sticky skin oils, scales, and sloughed skin cells. It is not harmful to your child and generally leaves by an infant's first birthday. Some of the recommended ways to treat cradle cap are listed below:

  1. Baby shampoo: Shampoo might be the absolute best approach to treat cradle caps in babies. Regular shampooing can get rid of a flakey scalp and make it a smooth one. Abstain from getting the shampoo in your child's eyes. In case you are uncertain about using it, ask a doctor or specialist for guidance. Do not utilize shampoos that contain groundnut oil or shelled nut oil on children under five years of age.

  2. Olive oil: Olive or almond oil is regularly used to heal cradle cap. Try rubbing it on the infant’s hair and give it a chance to sit for some time, then delicately rub with a soft toothbrush.

  3. Coconut oil: Every mother uses coconut oil for many reasons. It is the most effective treatment. It smells astounding as well. Put a little on your child's head every evening and wash it over the next morning with an infant brush.

  4. Vaseline: A considerable number of mothers use Vaseline. Apply it on the hair around evening time and by morning, the cradle cap will be a little improved.

  5. Fine-toothed comb: This is a lice brush and is very useful. However, with a little oil, this is most likely one of the least demanding and quickest approaches to evacuate those flakes.

  6. Shea butter: Applying Shea butter on the scalp is a great approach. Rub it on the hair, then brush it off gradually. It brings about the ideal result, as indicated by a few mothers.

Home treatment is normally all that is required for support. Here is how one needs to do it:

  1. An hour prior to shampooing, rub your child's scalp with infant oil petroleum gel to lift the coverings and flakey scales.

  2. Before applying the shampoo, first get the scalp wet, then tenderly rub the scalp with a delicate swarm brush (a delicate toothbrush would work too) for a couple of minutes to remove the scales. You can attempt to tenderly remove the flakes with extreme attention to detail.

  3. At that point, wash the scalp with baby shampoo, flush well, and tenderly towel dry.

In case that your child's cradle cap gets to be swollen or infected, a course of anti-infection agents or an antifungal cream or cleanser such as ketoconazole might be recommended by a specialist. A gentle steroid cream such as  hydrocortisone may likewise be suggested for an irritant rash.

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