I have been dealing with seborrheic dermatitis for too long now. I have tried multiple dandruff shampoo's which seem to work for a while. It takes them several applications and then they stop working. I have frequently looked at the Nizoral shampoo but was skeptical of purchasing it due to it being $9.00 for a 4 ounce bottle an not sure if it would work or if I was wasting my money. Much to my suprise it does work.
The active ingredient is Ketoconazole 1% non-prescription strength. The directions are for children 12 years and older 1 application every 3-4 days for up to 8 weeks. I used it every other day for the first week then 1-3 times a week there after. Even though the directions state it is for 12 years or older my 5 month olds pediatrician approved me to use it on his cradle cap when he was 3 months old.
It really helped the itching and flakiness of my head. I don't find myself sitting at my desk scratching or digging in my head anymore. I am very happy with this product. The smell isnt that bad to me. Kind of smells like selsun blue shampoo. A little bit goes a long way. I have had the 4oz bottle for approximately 2 months and it is still half full. My husband just informed me that he has used my bottle several times as well and really likes it. I would recommend it to anyone dealing with dandruff.