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I am a 22 year old who does not have any health problem.. I

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Hello, I am a 22 year old who does not have any health problem.. I don't smoke or drink I have not had this problem before recently I had a really bad smill coming from my hair with small yellowish dandruff all over my front side hair.. I went to so many doctors what helped me destroyed my hair I used 4 different kindes of shampoo selenium sulfide 2.25% did not help the smile and the appearance of the dandruff still there! I used ketoconazole 2% did not help I used salicylic acid 6% helped but really damaged my hair and now I use Nizoral shampoo I use it morning the smil come at night a little of dandruff now I can see them on the front of my hair I am really scared that I am going to lose my hair. Please help this problem have been going for almost a year just suddenly my hair had a bad smell they said I have fungus I am really ashamed going out with this smell. I also wear a hejap scarf almost half the day
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

do you have a picture?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Now my hair does not look as bad as before but the smell is horrible if I use a normal shampoo it comes. I don't have an old pic to show you what I have been through if I don't use it but I will put an example one I don't have any redness or itchiness it is not lice cuz they chick that too
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

This is seborrheic dermatits

I would recommend ketoconazole shampoo

it works very well but it is a prescription

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Am I going to use this shampoo my whole life?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

No, it should clear up for a while

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Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

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