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ketoZink
ketoZinkTM is a broad spectrum anti-fungal soap containing Ketoconazole and Zinc Pyrithione that helps: ketoZink
  • Relieve Itching
  • Relieve Scalp Flaking
Fungi

Fungi (singular: fungus), one of the five kingdoms of life, are plant-like organisms that lack chlorophyll. They include microorganisms such as yeasts and moulds. Many types of fungi (like edible mushrooms) are useful while some cause infections to plants, humans and animals.

Mycosis is any disease caused by fungi. Mycoses are classified into the following clinical groupings:
Superficial mycoses - limited to the outermost layers of the skin and hair. No living tissue is invaded and essentially no pathological changes are elicited. These infections are often innocuous like Tinea versicolor and Seborrhoeic dermatitis including Dandruff caused by Malassezia furfur.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that mainly affects the scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Cradle cap is the term used when seborrheic dermatitis affects the scalp of infants. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect the face, upper chest, back and other oily areas of the body. Seborrheic dermatitis is thought to be due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and irritation from a yeast called malassezia. Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition, which is marked by itching and flaking of the skin on your scalp. Although dandruff isn't contagious and is rarely serious, it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat. Tinea versicolor also called pityriasis versicolor, is a common fungal infection of the skin. The fungus interferes with the normal pigmentation of the skin, resulting in small, discolored patches.

Ketoconazole is an imidazole anti-mycotic. Its fungistatic effect is based primarily on enzyme inhibition due to a bond with the cytochrome P450. It thus inhibits, amongst others, biosynthesis of ergosterol and thereby alters the permeability of the fungal cell membranes. Ketoconazole has a broad antifungal spectrum that includes many clinically important dermatophytes, yeasts, etc. Zinc Pyrithione is an anti-fungal agent that also has anti-bacterial properties. Its activity most likely lies in inhibition of membrane transport, probably via intracellular inhibition of the proton pump energizing the transport mechanism by an un-ionized pyrithione molecule.

ketoZinkTM is used for the treatment of fungal (yeast & mould) infections of the skin, scalp and nails like Tinea Versicolor, seborrheic dermatitis (seborrhea) and pityriasis capitis (dandruff).

Always talk to your physician for advice about your health and any treatment regimen.

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