Patient Comments: Dandruff - Prescriptions

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Did you see a doctor for your dandruff? What was prescribed, and was it effective? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: midcenturyguy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 09

I had been diagnosed in 1986 with seborrhea; on my face, not eczema, and not psoriasis. I started out with having to use betamethasone valerate for the sides of my nose, my center forehead and in between the brows. I've visited newer dermatologists that prescribe now Aclovate gel, also known as aclometasone that works in one day. I've developed recently red scaly rashes in the eyebrows. There are still spots between my nostrils which spread to the forehead. This is the best steroid gel I have used to control the itching and burning into remission. While most of my outbreaks are controlled with the medication I still have to watch for the outbreaks. The next best topical cream is called ketoconazole, which is great. Not as strong as the Aclovate. I keep my life low stress. But the outbreaks are still there after cleansing and washing my face. It is hard to stay uplifted when dealing with this skin problem. Thanks!

Comment from: Cruiser, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: November 07

I have had a seasonal dandruff problem for many years. It usually starts in the late fall and continues through until spring. My doctor gives me a prescription for Ratio-Ectosone Scalp Lotion 0.1% (Betamethasone 17-valerate) and it really does the job.

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