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do i have nits or dandruff

A female asked:
Dr. Wendy Kaufer
22 years experience Pediatrics
Dandruff flakes off: Dandruff flakes off easily while nits are essentially "glued" to the hair shaft and are difficult to remove. Very important to treat entire household ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Dandruff is flakes of skin, so should wash off. If it does not, it certainly can be nits, as these are the egg casings of head lice and are glued to t ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Vinegar may help: Vinegar has been cited as a natural rx for head lice when applied to dry hair ; massaged through it daily for a week. It does loosen the nits (egg cas ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roji Andrews
28 years experience Pediatrics
Fungal Infections: One of the most common causes for scalp sores are ring worm on scalp otherwise called Tinea capitus. Bacterial infections can also cause sores on the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: These could be bedbugs, by your brief description, but only a visit to your doc or dermatologist would allow a proper label.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Dandruff: Yes, definite inherited tendency but environment plays a big role. Stress, weather, internal disease, hygiene.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fung ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Many options: Otc dandruff shampoos containing zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, ketoconazole can all help. If they don't help then you will need t ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: It is associated with seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis both inherited as polygenic disorders.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Dandruff Therapy: 1. Shampoos: here are some ingredients in medicated shampoos that you can look for to help control dandruff of the scalp. All are available over the c ... Read More
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