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Nowadays, many people decide to start using Ketoconazole Shampoo to get rid of dandruff. If you have the same problem, keep in mind that this product can help relieve scaling, itching and flaking because itís an effective azole antifungal that works to prevent fungus growth. This shampoo also can be used to treat pityriasis, an infection that results in darkening or lightening of peopleís skin, especially on their arms, legs, chests and so on.
Recommendations for Use
Before using Ketoconazole Shampoo, you need to wet your scalp and hair with water and apply enough of it to produce lather to clean your head. Itís necessary to massage it gently over your scalp and then rinse hair with water, but remember that this process should be repeated if your doctor prescribes it. Once your hair is rinsed, dry it quite thoroughly.
Besides, if you want to treat the skin on other body areas, you need to wet them and apply Ketoconazole Shampoo on these affected areas and the healthy skin that surrounds them. Itís necessary to lather and leave this substance for at least five minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
You should understand that the right dose, length of your treatment, number of applications and other details depend on the strength of Ketoconazole Shampoo (it comes in 1% and 2%) and the medical condition you want to treat with its help. Thatís why you need to talk to doctors to get their detailed instructions and read all package directions carefully.
When applying this shampoo, you need to avoid any contact with your eyes, and if it gets into them, rinse with warm water thoroughly. Itís not allowed to start using it if either your skin or scalp is swollen and broken. You need to inform your healthcare professional if your health condition persists after a few weeks of this kind of treatment.
Precautions and Contraindications
When it comes to precautions, you should tell your doctor if you have any allergic reaction to the components of Ketoconazole Shampoo or other azole antifungals, including econazole, miconazole, and clotrimazole before applying it. Take into account that this product may contain the elements that may cause such reactions. Tell pharmacists everything about your medical history, and if youíre pregnant or breast-feeding, use this product only if itís really needed.
If you are interested in possible drug interactions, talk to your doctor to avoid causing any harm instead of curing dandruff and discuss other prescription and non-prescription drugs youíre taking. Make a list of these meds and bring it with you to the hospital or pharmacy.
Ketoconazole Shampoo may cause certain side effects, just like other meds. For example, some users may experience such symptoms as hair discoloration, its abnormal texture, bumps on their scalp, irritation and so on. Once you start applying this product, you may notice dryness or oiliness of your scalp and hair.
If any of these symptoms worsen or persist, you should stop applying this shampoo and talk to your doctor. If youíre prescribed to use it, this means your expected benefits are greater than possible mild adverse effects. The only serious side effect that may occur is an allergic reaction, and it requires immediate medical attention. Once you start experiencing such symptoms as swelling, itching, rash, breathing difficulty, dizziness and others, you should stop this treatment and see your doctor at once because this means youíre having an allergic reaction to Ketoconazole Shampoo.
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