Ketoconazole with Coal Tar Shampoo
What is Ketoconazole Shampoo?
Ketoconazole shampoo is a popular over-the-counter shampoo used to treat dandruff and certain types of fungal infections of the scalp. It contains ketoconazole, an antifungal medication that works by killing the fungus or yeast causing the infection. Ketoconazole shampoo is effective in the treatment and prevention of stubborn dandruff, psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, pityriasis capitis (dandruff), and pityriasis versicolor that may be associated with the fungus Pityrosporum.
One of the main benefits of using ketoconazole shampoo is its ability to relieve itching and inflammation of the scalp, which can be especially helpful for those with seborrheic dermatitis. It also helps to prevent the recurrence of dandruff and other fungal infections of the scalp.
This shampoo is typically used once or twice a week, depending on the severity of the condition being treated. It should be applied to wet hair and left on for three to five minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Although ketoconazole shampoo is generally safe for most people, it’s important to read the instructions carefully and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.