Compounded medicated shampoos can be used to treat several conditions that affect the scalp. Many of these conditions result in dandruff, but the cause of that dandruff can vary. When treating, it is important to treat the cause of dandruff rather than just the symptoms, so a specialized treatment may be required.
What do medicated shampoos treat?
Medicated shampoos can treat dandruff caused by tinea capitis, seborrheic dermatitis, or psoriasis, as well as other hair and scalp conditions such as hair loss.
- Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp, hair follicles, and the adjacent skin that presents with itching, development of scales, and potentially areas of hair loss
- Seborrheic dermatitis is typically a mild form of dermatitis that can range from minimal symptoms of dandruff that is confined to the scalp to more widespread involvement across the body
- Psoriasis is a common skin disorder where plaques with silver scales form on the skin and scalp
- Hair loss is something many men experience during their lifetime. Several cases have been linked to DHT, dihydrotestosterone, an androgen that affects hair follicles, so treatment with a DHT-blocker can help reduce hair loss
Why do compounded shampoos offer?
Compounding allows you to work with your doctor and pharmacist to develop a treatment that will meet your individual needs. Combining certain active and inactive ingredients as well as adjusting the strength can ensure that you get the treatment needed to resolve any scalp issues without applying more medication than is required. Compounding also affords you the opportunity to tailor the shampoo in other ways.
Like most products, shampoos have several inactive ingredients that are not essential to treatment but commonly found in commercially available products. Anyone suffering from an allergy or sensitivity to these ingredients may experience an unwanted reaction. Compounding pharmacists can make a formula without the irritating ingredient, which allows you to experience the benefits without the concerns.
If you are interested and trying a compounded shampoo or learning more about their benefits, speak with your ReNue Rx pharmacist about all of the options.
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