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Overview

Uses of Kenaz Shampoo

How to use Kenaz Shampoo

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use.

How Kenaz Shampoo works

Kenaz 2% Shampoo is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.

What if you miss a dose of Kenaz Shampoo?

If you miss a dose of Kenaz 2% Shampoo, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Kenaz 2% Shampoo is used for the treatment and prevention of fungal infections of the skin and scalp such as dandruff.
  • Leave the shampoo on for three to five minutes before rinsing.
  • Take care to avoid getting it in your eyes. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Your usual shampoo can be used as necessary between treatment with Kenaz 2% Shampoo.

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FAQs

Q. What is the use of Kenaz?

Kenaz is used to control scaling, flaking and itching caused by dandruff. Dandruff is caused by excessive growth of Malassezia furfur, which is part of normal skin flora. It is also used to treat irregular white or brown patches which occur on the body and sometimes appear after being in the sun (tinea/pityriasis versicolor).

Q. How often should I use Kenaz?

If you are using it to treat dandruff, you should use it only twice weekly and if you are using it to prevent dandruff, then use it once weekly. Do not use Kenaz more often than directed.

Q. How should I apply Kenaz?

You should first wash your hair or affected area thoroughly with water. Then apply a small amount of Kenaz on the scalp. Massage properly to form lather. Leave it for 3-5 minutes, then thoroughly rinse with water. If you have long and thick hair, you can wash with your usual shampoo first and then use Kenaz.

Q. Should I stop using the steroid cream for dandruff if I have started Kenaz?

Do not stop using the steroid cream suddenly because this may flare up the dandruff. Instead, reduce the amount you use and gradually withdraw it over a period of 2-3 weeks.

Q. Can Kenaz affect vision if it gets into the eye while washing hair?

Be careful while washing your hair and do not let the shampoo get into the eye. However, if it accidentally enters the eye, do not worry and wash your eyes gently with water.

Q. What if someone accidentally swallows Kenaz?

Kenaz is meant for external use only and you should use it carefully so that it does not get into the mouth. Accidental swallowing is normally harmless but if you are worried, you should contact your doctor immediately.

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