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How to use Ketoconazole shampoo and minoxidil solution?

As we know the problem of hair loss has increased tremendously. However, each person in every 10 persons is suffering from hair loss. There are many factors and reasons which cause hair loss in men as well as women. So, every dermatologist has their own treatment protocol to treat hair loss. Most commonly, safe and proven medication is Minoxidil. Along with this even ketoconazole shampoo is also advised to use. So the most commonly asked question is about how to use Ketoconazole shampoo and minoxidil solution together?

How to use Ketoconazole shampoo and minoxidil solution together?

What is Minoxidil?

Minoxidil is a widely used medication in the treatment of hair loss. It is very much effective in helping to promote hair growth in people with androgenic alopecia. With the use of this, It is seen about 40-45% mens experienced hair growth after 4-6 months. Minoxidil helps to flow blood to the hair follicles. With the help of this, it then increases the follicular size and hair shaft diameter. Minoxidil is available in different %, mainly 2%, 5% and 10% as a topical solution.

If hair growth is going to occur by the use of minoxidil. It will occur after the medication used for several months. And results will last only as long as the medication continues. If you stop minoxidil treatment in between hair loss will begin again within a few months. The results of minoxidil vary on the individual’s response and on hair loss progression.


What is Ketoconazole Shampoo?

Ketoconazole shampoo, used just like any other shampoo. It is designed to treat fungal infections affecting the scalp. Ketoconazole commonly used for stubborn dandruff, psoriasis, etc. Ketoconazole is in a class of antifungal medications. It works by slowing down the growth of fungi which cause infection.

Ketoconazole comes as a cream and a shampoo to apply on the skin. Ketoconazole cream usually prescribed to apply once a day for 2 to 6 weeks.  Over-the-counter ketoconazole shampoo usually prescribed to use every 3 to 4 days for up to 8 weeks. And then used as needed to control dandruff. Remember to use ketoconazole exactly as directed. Do not use less or more of it than prescribed by your doctor.

How to use Ketoconazole Shampoo?

While taking bath wet your hair with water then take ketoconazole shampoo in your hands apply it on wet scalp. Gently rub and make foam keep it for a couple of minutes then wash that foam or shampoo. Then again take a little amount of shampoo. And then apply it on scalp keep it for another 1 minute then wash it. This is correct and a good way to apply ketoconazole shampoo.

How to use Ketoconazole shampoo and Minoxidil Solution?

Many patients always ask me how to use ketoconazole shampoo and minoxidil solution together. First, wash your hair with the help of ketoconazole shampoo. After washing your hair, dry it with a towel and then apply minoxidil lotion 1ml all over your scalp. Similarly, at night time apply minoxidil 1ml and next day morning you can wash it with ketoconazole shampoo.

You should not apply Ketoconazole shampoo & minoxidil solution together. Wash your hair with ketoconazole shampoo either one or two times a week. You should not wash your hair daily with ketoconazole shampoo. Routinely or daily you can use any other mild shampoos.


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