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Hello Doctor, How Does Someone Treat Dandruff?

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Posted on Wed, 25 Dec 2019
Question: hello doctor, how does someone treat dandruff?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding dandruff

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have gone through your query and noted your concern.

You may try a 2% ketoconazole based shampoo e.g either Nizral or Scalpe shampoo (also has ZPTO) for mild dandruff. However, if it is thick, adherent form of dandruff I suggest you to also use a topical steroid lotion e.g either clobetasol propionate 0.05% or betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% lotion with or without salicylic acid (3-6%).

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.
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Hello Doctor, How Does Someone Treat Dandruff?

Brief Answer: Regarding dandruff Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have gone through your query and noted your concern. You may try a 2% ketoconazole based shampoo e.g either Nizral or Scalpe shampoo (also has ZPTO) for mild dandruff. However, if it is thick, adherent form of dandruff I suggest you to also use a topical steroid lotion e.g either clobetasol propionate 0.05% or betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% lotion with or without salicylic acid (3-6%). Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.