Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSkin Conditions · 1 decade ago

Nizoral 2% Doesn't work for me...?

I have a very serious condition!!!

1 gentle rub to the scalp and I see white stuff flying everywhere infront of me

I've tried everything from Head + shoulders to selsun blue to home remedies such as tea tree oil/lavender/lemon/aloe vera/etc. etc. to Nizoral 1% +2%

any other ideas???? seriously I can never ever wear a black shirt!

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    A person's entire body surface continuously sheds dead skin cells. The skin itself sheds every twenty-four days. Dandruff is the result of the normal growing process of the skin cells of the scalp. Shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp at an excessive rate, is the result of the normal growing process of the skin cells of the scalp. In a normal scalp, the process of sloughing off old cells and manufacturing of their replacements is very orderly and complete. In the dandruff scalp, there is mass disorder and often the departing cells are not dead before leaving the scalp. Contrary to popular theory, although bacteria may aggravate a dandruff condition, bacteria do not cause the initial problem. Most medical authorities consider dandruff, even the mildest forms, to be a type of scalp or skin related disease. Clinically, one description of dandruff is seborrhea capitos or excessive sebum production of the scalp. Today most skin specialists agree that dandruff is associated with a tiny fungus called Pityrosporum ovale, or P. ovale for short. This fungus lives on our bodies and scalp all the time, usually without causing a problem. Unfortunately, for some people, it can get out of control... leading to dandruff. Dandruff is usually seasonal. It is most severe during the winter and mildest during the summer. Dandruff scales usually occur as small, round, white-to-gray patches on top of the head. Scaling can occur anywhere on the scalp, in the hair, on the eyebrows, the beard and can spread to the neck and shoulders. Dandruff is often known as "dry scalp", but people with oily scalps tend to suffer the most. An oily scalp also supports the growth of P. ovale. Since dandruff is a natural process, it can not be eliminated. It can only be managed and controlled. The best approach is to pick a product and try it. If the product works and is successful at controlling your dandruff, continue to use it. It is important to remember that there is no known "official" cure for dandruff. Once you have the problem the best that you can hope for is management and control. These are some of the most popular shampoos – Neutrogena, Head & Shoulders, Pantene Pro-V Dandruff Formula, Pert Plus, Selsun Blue, Tegrin. Nizoral is the only shampoo containing a patented active ingredient known as ketoconazole (discovered by Dr. Paul Janssen in Belgium). This ingredient is medically proven to be effective against P.ovale and acts directly to inhibit growth of the fungus. Nizoral shampoo is also unique in that it's effect is long-lasting. Even after rinsing, Nizoral carries on working for several days. This means that you don't need to use Nizoral every day making it extremely cost-effective. However, as you state that you have had no success with this product, I shall not discuss it’s attributes further. In severe cases dermatologists will prescribe a special ointment or lotion to treat the problem. It is generally agreed that drugstore products which contain zinc pyritheone or selenium sulfide are the most effective in ridding the scalp of dandruff flakes. If a scalp shows signs of redness, swelling, scabbing, or gooeyness - accompanied by flakes, in all likelihood there could be another scalp disease involved like psoriasis or ringworm. Nutritional yeast and raw wheat germ are two excellent sources of B vitamins, particularly vitamin B6 which plays an important role in controlling dandruff. Eggs and cabbage also provide vitamin B6 in addition to supplying sulfur which is nature's beauty mineral for the scalp. Sometimes an allergy to dairy products may cause dandruff in which case alternative food sources of vitamin B6 are preferred. Other common allergens which provoke dandruff are chocolate, nuts and shellfish. The good fats, found in nuts and flax seed benefit the body and promote healthy scalps. Garlic and oil of oregano are also excellent for fighting dandruff. You can take it internally or externally depending on what seems to work best for your situation. Both are sold in health food stores as capsules or tablets. Dandruff can affect many different people in every age group. There is still controversy over whether dandruff is caused by fungus or by excessive sebum production of the scalp. Dandruff can manifest as either very dry and flaky scalp or very oily scalp with flakes. There are many different retail shampoos that are designed to combat dandruff today. Whatever type of solution you select, take your time and understand that every treatment works differently for every situation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    have you tried oiling your scalp? If your scalp's too dry, it can itch and flake. Rub some oil into your scalp before you go to bed (olive if you have coarse hair, jojoba or coconut if it's fine) and let it sit overnight. Put a towel over your pillow, or the oil will get on your pillowcase. Wash your hair normally in the morning. You hair will look oily while it's on, but the oil will wash out.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The fungus that causes dandruff often becomes resistant to the ingredients of the anti-dandruff shampoo, when you use the same shampoo for a long time. That's why it's advisable to switch back and forth between three different anti-dandruff shampoos regularly.

    Also, you need to shampoo your hair daily in order to prevent the fungus that causes dandruff from growing out of control. The washing action itself removes the fungus from your scalp. Here is more information about it:

  • conte
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Does Nizoral Work

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    4 years ago


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