Stop Hair Loss with Nizoral
Nizoral is a topical anti-fungal treatment based on an active ingredient compound called ketoconazole. This topical treatment is also efficient when used against various types of hair loss. It is always recommended to ask your doctor’s opinion and eventually get a prescription strength ketoconazole shampoo. However, this hair loss treatment is also available over the counter.
The anti-fungal drug called ketoconazole is efficient in managing scalp conditions like dandruff as well as a hair loss treatment for genetic pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) in both women and men. The brand name for ketoconazole shampoo is Nizoral. This active ingredient works by decreasing the production of testosterone that may destroy hair follicles and lead to hair loss which when converted to a substance called DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Your hair can become fuller and healthier and hair follicle are stronger and healthier with lower levels of testosterone to create DHT.
Ketoconazole is available as a pill, cream and shampoo when it comes to treat fungal infections. However, the shampoo is used for hair loss. A doctor may prescribe Nizoral shampoo with content of 2% ketoconazole as a hair loss treatment for androgenetic alopecia. Nizoral is generally used together with other hair loss treatments for androgenetic alopecia such as hormone replacement therapy or oral contraceptives for women, Propecia (finasteride) for men, Tagamet (cimetidine), Aldactone (spironolactone), Rogaine (minoxidil), and more.
Nizoral’s active ingredient is extremely effective against the P. ovale fungus. Normally the fungus occurs naturally on the scalp, being part of a natural balance and subsisting on the natural secretions of the sebaceous glands. However, sometimes the fungus either generates a typical allergic reaction in the body or overpopulates. The result is a build-up of dead skin cells forming large flakes and scales. In response to this process, in order to try getting rid of the fungus, the cellular renewal process is sped up.
Ketoconazole shampoo is potent enough to work over a long period of time, after the shampoo has been washed off, eliminating the excessive levels of fungi.
How to use Nizoral
Nizoral should be used only twice a week. The product is considered to be safe for ages 12 and up.
To initially manage the condition, Nizoral is typically needed twice a week for only 8 weeks. After that, you can use Nizoral only as needed. Before rinsing and repeating, the shampoo should be worked over the scalp. Conditioner can be used away from the scalp, on the lower portions of the hair. Until your next regular shower, the