Dandruff Questions

I was having severe dandruff, itchy scalp and whenever I rub my head white and yellowish flakes starts falling, I thought it was simple dandruff and tried so many shampoos but still my scalp is itchy and I think it's causing hair fall too. Please help. I have tried ketoconazole shampooitrocap tablets terbinafine tablets and salicylic acid and coal tar shampoo but didn't get any results.

Dr.Ruchi A. Gupta 93% (5434ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I was having severe dandruff, itchy scalp and whenever I rub my head white and yellowish flakes starts falling, I tho...
Hi, your scalp needs to be examined to rule out dry scalp conditions which are treated with stronger medicines. Ketoconazole shampoo helps in treatment of dandruff. Avoid oiling your scalp. Use a mild shampoo like triclenz first and anti dandruff shampoo later. Do see your local dermatologist or consult online for further assessment and advice.
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I am 25 years old male. I am having mild to moderate dandruff since 2-3 years. It get relieved by using ketoconazole shampoo, but reoccur as I discontinue using shampoo. Is there any permanent solution to get rid of this.

Dermatologist, Kozhikode
I am 25 years old male. I am having mild to moderate dandruff since 2-3 years. It get relieved by using ketoconazole ...
Dandruff is caused by malassezia furfur, a normal commensal on the skin, meaning everybody has it all the time. Most people have no symptoms. But in case of some people there is an overgrowth due to their particular sebum constitution and this manifests as dandruff, seborrhoeic dermatitis etc. It usually gets worse in winter drier climates. Better in summers. The only way to make sure there is no over growth of the fungus and no symptoms is regular use of antifungal shampoos/lotion in a frequency suited to your particular requirement that is 1-3 times a week. This can be found out by trial method. In case of very severe cases antifungal tablets may be taken which can have an effect for 3-4 months. For more details contact me. Doctor code on Lybrate: dandruff is caused by malassezia furfur, a normal commensal on the skin, meaning everybody has it all the time. Most people have no symptoms. But in case of some people there is an overgrowth due to their particular sebum constitution and this manifests as dandruff, seborrhoeic dermatitis etc. It usually gets worse in winter drier climates. Better in summers. The only way to make sure there is no over growth of the fungus and no symptoms is regular use of antifungal shampoos/lotion in a frequency suited to your particular requirement that is 1-3 times a week. This can be found out by trial method. In case of very severe cases antifungal tablets may be taken which can have an effect for 3-4 months. For more details my doctor code on Lybrate: lkd45f.
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I have dandruff problem and I have thick hair. Past one year my hair density was low. Is dandruff cause hair fall? I use noskurf lotion. Can I keep it one day the next day I will wash off the hair?

Dr.Garima Singh 92% (193ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
I have dandruff problem and I have thick hair. Past one year my hair density was low. Is dandruff cause hair fall? I ...
Yes dandruff can also lead to increased hair fall. Avoid oiling of scalp. You can use noskurf lotion at night and keep it overnight and wash your scalp next day with a ketoconazole salicylic acid based shampoo.
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I have dandruff problem in my scalp, it has developed as infection on backside of my neck. Currently I am using cipla 8x shampoo but that shows effect only for 3-4 hours after that I start feeling awkward in my scalp skin. I have this problem mostly in winter.

Dr.Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 92% (67143ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
I have dandruff problem in my scalp, it has developed as infection on backside of my neck. Currently I am using cipla...
Don't worry...you are suffering from seborrheic dermatitis causing dandruff and neck rash.. Specific medicine available for good control... Treatment depends on the severity..Do direct online consultation for detailed prescription by sending photos.
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Tell me best shampoo for dandruff it’s happening too much it’s happening from years now I have tried to many shampoo but it’s not going tell me best shampoo name that I can use. My flex is coming and everyone can see the dandruff on my head and hair fall also thank you.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 93% (9235ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Tell me best shampoo for dandruff it’s happening too much it’s happening from years now I have tried to many shampoo ...
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. There are many brands available depends upon scalp type. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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Hi which is best shampoo for dandruff and hair fall? I was using matrix for few years but dandruff dint not go den I changed to keto but it leads to hair fall. Den I stopped using both the shampoos. Plse suggest me for above conditions.

Dr.Garima Singh 92% (193ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
Hi which is best shampoo for dandruff and hair fall? I was using matrix for few years but dandruff dint not go den I ...
Use saldan shampoo for dandruff. Apply it over your scalp 15 mins before washing. Wash it off and then wash your scalp with a gentle shampoo like Triclenz. Avoid leaving oil over the scalp overnight.
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I have dandruff problem from last 3 years. No visible flakes on the scalp but itching and burning sensation and heavy hair fall is there. I have use keto shampoo earlier but no use.

Dr.Sabana Ansari 89% (40ratings)
Diploma in Trichology - Cosmetology
Trichologist, Mumbai
I have dandruff problem from last 3 years. No visible flakes on the scalp but itching and burning sensation and heavy...
Hello lybrate-user! sometimes dryness of scalp too causes itching. For a healthy hair healthy scalp is needed. Have a balanced nutritious diet. Include nuts and fruits in your diet. Moisturise scalp with almond oil/ olive oil mixed with castor oil. Apply tea tree oil or you can mix it with shampoo. Use anti dandruff shampoo only twice a week. Anti dandruff shampoo containing zinc pyrithione, sulphate and zinc oxide, selenium are active ingredients you can apply.
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I am 21 year old male and I had a dry skin and scalp for the past 6 7 years which in time lead to dandruff and then seborrheic dermatitis and eczema, flaky skin, red skin/ irritation on my face, scalp and other parts. I am getting treatments from different dermatologist since past 2.5 years and almost all of them always advised me different types of anti fungal containing ingredients such as ketoconazole, ciclopirox olamine, zinc pyrithione, salicylic acid, fluconazole, terbinafine, fluticasone etc in different forms such as shampoos, creams, sprays, tablets. Now the thing is that almost 80% of the antifungal does their work, cleans the flakes and rashes but as soon as I discontinue these products, all the symptoms and flakiness tends to come back the very next day. All of these antifungal cleans the flakes but they do not really help in stopping them from coming back. I am very frustrated right now because you can not really use tons of these every single day for the rest of your life (and you should not they have side effects). This one doctor gave me an adequate reason after the blood test was that my blood eosinophil count was higher (536) than normal range (40-440). I could really really use some treatment or advice regarding how to stop these symptoms from coming back, thank you.

Dr.Narasimhalu C.R.V.(Professor) 92% (67143ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
I am 21 year old male and I had a dry skin and scalp for the past 6 7 years which in time lead to dandruff and then s...
Don't worry...you are suffering from seborrheic dermatitis causing this dry scalp.. Specific medicine available for good control... Treatment depends on the severity..Do direct online consultation for detailed prescription by sending photos.
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Hi I am having dandruff problem initially I was using matrix shampoo but my dandruff dint goes off and den I was using ketoconazole. My dandruff was gone. And I had a hair fall. Den I stopped using that shampoo. After 1 month got dandruff again den I stated using the same keto. I have hair fall now and mild dandruff. Can you plse suggest which is the best shampoo for hair fall and dandruff without side effects.

Dr.Sarita Tippannawar 87% (66ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pune
Hi I am having dandruff problem initially I was using matrix shampoo but my dandruff dint goes off and den I was usin...
Dandruff is a fungal infection of scalp.you can use ketoconazole plus zinc pyrithione based shampoo. as it can recur you have to take care continuous care.You need good Hair care regieme.
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