Jun 15, 2005
This is a followup question about my itchy flaky scalp. Before I started on my current regimen of Capex shampoo and clindamycin HCL/Fluocinolone drops I was using Ketaconozole shampoo. The Ketaconozole did not have any effect. I was with a different dermatologist when I was using the Ketaconozole shampoo. I have not taken any type of anti fungal medication internally yet. I was treated for the Folliculitis on the back of my neck with Cefalexin and one other antibiotic and now use Erythromycin pads to keep it away. What would you recommend?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Your case seems very impressive and challenging. Effective treatment of HIV infection often can provide some skin/scalp benefit over time as another consideration. A trial of 2-4 weeks of an oral antifungal sometimes is worth trying on an empiric basis (such as fluconazole). KH
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