Anti-Dandruff Shampoo (Rx)
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Anti-Dandruff Shampoos are typically fungicide solutions typically containing ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione and selenium disulfide which loosen the fungi namely Malassezia furfur, that causes dandruff in hair.
Dandruff shampoos are classified on the basis of chemicals they contain. They are Pyrithione zinc shampoos, Tar-based shampoos, shampoos containing salicylic acid, Selenium sulfide shampoo, and ketoconazole shampoo. If one type of shampoo works for a time and then seems to lose its effectiveness, try alternating between two types of dandruff shampoos. Follow the directions of use given on the bottle of shampoo you intend to use. Few shampoos need to be left on the scalp for a few minutes while few have to be rinsed off quickly. Initially, when you start the treatment, started with a medicated shampoo with a frequency of three times a week. Then gradually reduce the frequency of use to once in a week.
Side-effects can be the dry scalp, hair loss or hair fall, and itchy scalp. This treatment is not recommended for children below 5 years and in pregnancy.
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