Dandruff (seborrhea) is a skin disorder that results from neither too much moisture nor too much oil. Dandruff can be treated with shampoos that contain tar, salicylic acid, zinc, selenium sulfide, or ketoconazole. Read more: Dandruff (Seborrhea) Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Over-the-Counter Products
- clotrimazole, Lotrimin AF, Gyne-Lotrimin, Alevazol, Desenex, Pro-Ex Antifungal
- Ketoconazole Cream vs. Lamisil (terbinafine)
- ketoconazole shampoo - topical, Nizoral
- miconazole, Monistat, M-Zole, Micatin
- Ketoconazole Cream (Nizoral) vs. Miconazole (Monistat)
- Diflucan vs. Ketoconazole
- Ketoconazole Cream vs. Nystatin
- ketoconazole, Nizoral, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric
- dalteparin injection (Fragmin)
- selenium sulfide (Dandrex, Selsun Blue)
- tacrolimus (Prograf, Astagraf XL, Envarsus XR)
- fluocinolone acetonide - shampoo, FS Shampoo
- mometasone (Elocon)
- coal tar shampoo - topical, Denorex, Pentrax, Zetar
- salicylic acid/sulfur shampoo - topical, Sebex, Sebulex
- pimecrolimus (Elidel)
- sulfacetamide sodium cream/gel - topical, Ovace
- Side Effects of Nizoral (ketoconazole)
Prevention & Wellness
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- Health Tip: Home Remedies to Ease Dandruff
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- Health Tip: Easing Baby's Cradle Cap
- Health Tip: Dealing With Dandruff
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- Defeating Dandruff
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