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I have dandruff on my scalp which causes excessive hairfall. What is the best cure to remove dandruff completely?
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Dr. Govind Suresh Mittal
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Greetings. Seborrhoea capitis/ seborrhoiec dermatitis or dandruff is a chronic problem. Please note. Avoid using oils on scalp. This acts as food for fungus causing dandruff. You can apply it only at the hair part and not the scalp for short durations if you wish to. Secondly wash hair with antifungal / low strength corticosteroid based shampoos. Use maintenance shampoos regularly. You may need a course of oral antifungals if your condition is severe. See a dermatologist near you. Hope this helps. Warm regards
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Dr. Ravishankar Dwivedi
Dermatologist 18 yrs exp Ranchi
Dandruff tends to recur. U may use 2% ketaconazole based shampoo alternate days and once dandruff is under control you may use it once weekly as a maintenance therapy
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