Ketoconazole dandruff shampoo is commonly prescribed to curb off dandruff treating fungal infections manufactured by Cipla. A dandruff shampoo with ketoconazole 2% is used for conditions like psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and tinea infections.
The feeling of getting your nails filled up by dandruff lines and seeing your favorite pair of clothes suffer from white pores is quite irritating and devastating. So, Ketoconazole dandruff shampoo is often recommended and prescribed by doctors to treat dandruff by reducing fungus and inflammation. Ketoconazole as an azole antifungal can also relieve you from flaking, scaling, and itching associated with dandruff.
A Ketoconazole shampoo uses 1% or less of ketoconazole. Read the guidelines carefully before using it.
Wet your hair and scalp completely with water. Apply enough ketoconazole dandruff shampoo to produce enough froth to clean hair and scalp. Massage gently with your fingers at every corner of your scalp. After a while rinse your hair with warm water. Dry up your hair immediately after this process. Repeat it entirely if directed by your doctor.
If you are treating any other part of your skin other than the scalp, wet the skin and apply 1% shampoo till you produce enough lather, rub in well and then rinse it off. Dry hair immediately after you rinse it off.
Ketoconazole shampoo side effects include skin irritation, pimple-like bumps where shampoo is applied, oily or dry hair and scalp, abnormal hair texture, and hair discoloration. It can also turn your straightened hair to curly ones. Protect your eyes from this shampoo or it may burn bad.
In rarest of rare cases, usage of dandruff shampoo with ketoconazole can result in hair loss. So concern your doctor and bring into his/her notice if it happens so.
Ketoconazole dandruff shampoo is a potential treatment for psoriasis, an inflammatory skin disease that causes skin plaques, skin flaking, and redness. These plaques are often infected by yeast-like fungus. Apply this medication on the affected areas every 3 to 4 days for 8 weeks and wait for the results.
Ketoconazole shampoo also serves as a curative measure to heal tinea capitis and tinea versicolor. Tinea capitis is ringworm like fungus, superficial infection that damages the scalp. Tinea versicolor is a fungal skin infection that is caused by a type of overgrown yeast causing skin discoloration. However, apply the shampoo once a day for 6-8 weeks and wait for the results.
Make use of only 2% Ketoconazole dandruff shampoo as supervised by the doctor. Do not consume it by mouth. Use on your scalp and hair only. Avoid bringing it close to your mouth, ears, nose, and especially eyes or it may burn.
Do not forget to wet your hair like you’re washing your hair with water.
If your skin is swollen or broken, concern your doctor before using it. Refrain from using this shampoo if you are pregnant.