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Hello How Does Someone Treat Dandruff?

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Posted on Mon, 16 Dec 2019
Question: hello how does someone treat dandruff?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (44 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 initially. Shampoo every alternate days or daily depending on the severity of dandruff. If that doesn't give you expected relief you may use a coal tar and salicylic acid based shampoo along with a moderately potent topical steroid lotion e.g mometasone furoate 0.1% or betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% lotion at night for a few days.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.
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Hello 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 initially. Shampoo every alternate days or daily depending on the severity of dandruff. If that doesn't give you expected relief you may use a coal tar and salicylic acid based shampoo along with a moderately potent topical steroid lotion e.g mometasone furoate 0.1% or betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% lotion at night for a few days. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.