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What uses do shampoos with salicylic acid have?

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Salicylic acid helps with a lot of skin problems because it helps you shed dead skin. Shampoos with salicylic acid have sulphur, which can stop fungus. If you also have a yeast infection on your scalp, this kind of shampoo may work best for you. You may need to use it once or twice a week after the infection has gone away to keep your scalp healthy.

From: Psoriasis Shampoo: How to Choose WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology: "Dermatologists' Tips to Treat and Control Dandruff," "Psoriasis: Recommendations for Coal Tar," "Scalp Psoriasis."

Clobex: "Clobex Shampoo." Food and Drug Administration: "CLOBEX (clobetasol propionate) Shampoo, 0.05%"
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Kidshealth.org: "Dandruff," "Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "OTC Topical Treatments for Psoriasis," "Topical Treatments."

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: "Meted," "Scalp Psoriasis."

UpToDate: "Patient Education: Psoriasis: (Beyond the Basics)."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Dermatologists' Tips to Treat and Control Dandruff," "Psoriasis: Recommendations for Coal Tar," "Scalp Psoriasis."

Clobex: "Clobex Shampoo." Food and Drug Administration: "CLOBEX (clobetasol propionate) Shampoo, 0.05%"
®

Kidshealth.org: "Dandruff," "Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "OTC Topical Treatments for Psoriasis," "Topical Treatments."

The Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: "Meted," "Scalp Psoriasis."

UpToDate: "Patient Education: Psoriasis: (Beyond the Basics)."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Psoriasis."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

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