8 year old with dandruff

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by Guest Posts on Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:11 pm

8 year old with dandruff

I would like to know which is the best shampoo for my 8 year old. He has dandruff and flaky ones on his scalp. It is itchy too. He has dry skin too.
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by Dr Sharon Wong on Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:07 pm

Re: 8 year old with dandruff

Hello,

Thanks for your question. There are some good quality anti-dandruff shampoos over the counter. Look for key ingredients such as ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione and piroctone olamine. If these do not work, your GP can prescribe stronger treatments to help, particularly with any inflammation or itching.

Best of luck

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