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Hello doctor.
I'm a student.
I have heavy hair fall. My hair density is decreasing day by day.
Along with hair fall i also have dandruff. Its flaky.
Ive tried alot of anti dandruff shampoos but im not able to get rid of this problem.

Please suggest me as to how to go about with this problem. I would be very very thankful to you.


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replied March 17th, 2015
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Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

You probably suffer from seborrhagic dermatitis of scalp caused by a fungus residing in the skin called Malassezia furfur. This can cause generalized scalp tenderness. This is treated by lotions, creams or shampoos containing antifungals, anti-inflammatory drugs, something to decrease the sebum or keratolytic agents. The various agents used contain zinc, selenium, ketoconazole and clotrimazole. You need a shampoo or lotion that contains some of these ingredients in various combinations. Keeping the scalp clean is very important.

Massage using tea oil/ or use water in which tea leaves are boiled. Massage this into scalp along with vitamin E oil. You may need to take oral anti-fungals too. Please consult a dermatologist. Hope this helps. Take care!


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