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How long does it take for dandruff to go away

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Let's get serious: Coal tar and salicylic acid are two different medications. If it's not working, it's time to explore possibly adding a Rx, or reviewing the diagnosis. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not curable: You will manage your dandruff every day of your life, like I do. Thankfully you have many effective options.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Stephens
17 years experience Dermatology
A week or two: With consistent use, it should help within a week or two. Recurrence is not uncommon.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Usualy 1-2 weeks: Dandruff (seborheic dermatitis) will usually clear with selsun blue in 1-2 weeks if the case is mild. Sometimes it is more severe and will require mo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
52 years experience Dermatology
Steroid for dandruff: Dandruff is flaking scalp skin cells, and is caused by either seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. It is not dry scalp. Both conditions may occur on t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: I have had some patients with mild dandruff help out after 1 use. Other with more significant dandruff get response in a few weeks.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Cruz
14 years experience Dermatology
Don't flake: Could be seborrheic dermatitis vs psoriasis vs something else. Once a diagnosis is made, a range of treatments are available depending on the severit ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Lots of ways: Your pharmacist can recommend a variety of over-the-counter Rx's which if you'll use consistently for a week or so will usually keep it under control. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Dandruff: The main treatment includes antifungal shampoos, antibacterial cleansers, and anti-inflammatory creams and lotions. More importantly, often the most e ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Morgan O'Donoghue
24 years experience Dermatology
Zinc or selenium : Some of the best remedies for dandruff are shampoos containing zinc or selenium like head and shoulders or selsun blue. Tougher cases require prescrip ... Read More
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