I got Seborrheic dermatitis for the first time last year. I have the problem resurfaced now. I tried several medicated shampoos but the problem didn’t disappear. I went to a general physician and he gave me a topical solution to apply to scalp (fluc.. something). I’ve been seeing more scaling and itchiness after using the topical solution. Is this normal? Also the hair that fall have a small flake attached to them. Is this a temporary hair loss?
Your doctor probably prescribed fluocinolone acetonide, which works in the treatment of dandruff. Some people need a shampoo that will treat dandruff, so certain shampoos may contain zinc pyrithione, which is active for such problems. The shampoos will generally state on the packaging if they are recommended for people with dandruff. Other ingredients routinely included in shampoos include panthenol, which some scientists believe helps the hair grow by improving the moisture content of the hair.
You should go back to your doctor and ask more questions and see what else he has up his sleeve.