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Is dandruff hereditary

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Dandruff: Yes, definite inherited tendency but environment plays a big role. Stress, weather, internal disease, hygiene.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes: It is associated with seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis both inherited as polygenic disorders.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Complicated: It is a combination of skin chemistry and physiology and one's relationship with a ubiquitous fungus.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Tissue turnover: Please consult this site for information on this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dandruff/symptoms-causes/syc-20353850 Wish you ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
9 years experience Family Medicine
Dandruff: Dandruff is the flaking off of dead skin cells from your scalp. Usually this is due to the skin being dry. This could simply be caused by the weathe ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Nizoral, (ketoconazole) t sal tgel: For mild cases teal tgel or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo can work. For more resistant cases prescriptions such as clobex, taclonex, or dermasmoothe ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 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 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Dandruff is flaking of the scalp. It can be simple shedding of skin. Can be due to sun burn. Can be due to infection, inflammation or other acute c ... Read More

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