Effectiveness of medicated shampoo against hair loss

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Harini.K and Lakshmi.T

Dandruff is a chronic and most common scalp condition presented in the form of white flakes which appear on the scalp. These flakes from the superficial skin layer made of dead skin cells result in itching. Vigorous scratching ultimately leads to hair fall. It could also be caused by eczema, psoriasis, or, very commonly, an overgrowth of a yeastlike fungus called malassezia. Drugstore remedies might include shampoos with zinc pyrithione, which targets fungus and bacteria; ketoconazole, which also fights fungus; coal tar and selenium sulfide, which slow the growth and die-off of skin cells on your scalp; and salicylic acid, which loosens flakes so they can be washed away. Hence, the main objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the medicated shampoo against hairloss.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.2728.0090