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A 37-year-old member asked:

what are the options for dandruff?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Dandruff- several!: For most patient, alternating a zinc pyithione shampoo (head and shoulders) and a tar shampoo (neutrogena-t-gel), gives better results. Selenium shampoos work well and are an alternative. Finally, there are shampoos with salicylic acid, which is keratolytic, meaning it helps break apart scales. Finally, ketoconazole shampoo, ie. Nizoral, is quite beneficial.

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A 33-year-old male asked:

Is there any cure available for dandruff? Can it be treated completely?

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Dr. Michael Kelber
Family Medicine 26 years experience
No cure: There is no cure, just on going management. Be sure and wash your hair daily with a good dandruff shampoo such as head and shoulders or t-gel. If those products don't help, there is a prescription shampoo called Nizoral (ketoconazole) that may work better. You will need to see your doctor and discuss other options.
A 26-year-old male asked:

Wht is the reason for dandruff?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Seb derm: Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing, and usually mild form of dermatitis which occurs in infants and adults. The severity may vary from minimal, asymptomatic scaliness of the scalp (dandruff) to more widespread involvement. Affected individuals are usually healthy. The cause of seborrheic dermatitis is unknown.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Is there any proven cure for dandruff?

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Dr. John Stephens
Dermatology 18 years experience
Control it, no cure: Dandruff, also known as seborrheic dermatitis, is typically a chronic problem that is controlled rather than cured. Over the counter dandruff shampoos can help decrease flares. Your physician can also prescribe topical medications that will likely help.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are some good treatments for dandruff?

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Dr. Harry Greenberg
Dermatology 27 years experience
Multiple: Dandruff is common, so common in fact that there are commercials on tv for it. Control is key here, as there may be no cure (just like there is no cure for hunger- eat and 6 hours later you'll be hungry again). I suggest people alternate dandruff shampoos, (t-gel, t-sal, head & shoulders) and let them sit on the scalp for 5 minutes prior to washing off (or if the scalp feels like it's burning.).
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is there a natural treatment for dandruff?

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Dr. Shelly Friedman
Dermatology 39 years experience
Yes: Shampoo daily with a dandruff shampoo such as neutrogena t gel shampoo.

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