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I have been suffering from "dandruff" 7 years now

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I have been suffering from "dandruff" for almost 7 years now. I have used everything I can think of, natural remedies, anti-dandruff shampoos etc. I wash my hair weekly because I can't stand the itching.. I am starting to think it is something else although the symptoms are very much like dandruff, what do I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
still need help?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes I do need help, I have got itchy scalp (very frequent itching) with a lot of flakes. What medication can I use? Or what therapy is most effective?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
I would try ketoconazole shampoo
2% strength
it works very well
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
When do I expect to start seeing results?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
within 2 weeks with daily use
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is there anything I should avoid or any side effects I should be aware of, I have got African American hair
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Nope.
just use the shampoo. It will work
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