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How long does it take for dandruff to go away

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not curable: You will manage your dandruff every day of your life, like I do. Thankfully you have many effective options.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Stephens
Dermatology 18 years experience
A week or two: With consistent use, it should help within a week or two. Recurrence is not uncommon.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
May: It may go away within 2 weeks.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology 53 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Cruz
Dermatology 15 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Dandruff: The main treatment includes antifungal shampoos, antibacterial cleansers, and anti-inflammatory creams and lotions. More importantly, often the most e... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Morgan O'Donoghue
Dermatology 25 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Seborrheic dermatiti: is a common skin condition that causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Flare ups can occur for not apparent reason, resulting in wors... Read More

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