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    dolphin200284 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Oct 6, 2015, 05:18 PM
    I have psoriasis, someone told me about a shampoo that contains Ketoconazole will that help with my psoriasis on my scalp?
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    Oct 6, 2015, 05:30 PM
    Ketoconazole is used to treat certain serious fungal infections in the body. Ketoconazole belongs to the class of drugs called azole antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of the fungus.

    Ketoconazole should not be used to treat fungal infections in the brain or on the skin and nails.
    OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional...
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    Based on that, I'd ask your doctor before using this product.

    After reading further, there is a cream, and shampoos, but even they have side effects. It really would be best to ask your doctor before using any treatment with this ingredient, just to be sure that you're getting the right advice and using the right product.
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    Oct 6, 2015, 07:11 PM
    Psoriasis is not a fungal infection. It's an autoimmune disease. There are shampoos containing coal tar that help some people. If you have psoriasis (and are not just guessing), you should develop a good relationship with a dermatologist and take their recommendations on treatment, and keep good track of your results so you can keep them informed over time and they can in turn advise you.

    If the product you are considering is truly an anti-fungal product, it probably isn't the right thing for psoriasis.
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    Oct 6, 2015, 08:00 PM
    I used that shampoo for my dog when he had ringworm. Have your doctor prescribe products specifically for psoriasis.

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