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What is the best product for a dry scalp and dandruff?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Many things!: Tar, zinc pyrithion, selenium, salicylic acid, ketoconazole shampoos. Do not wash daily, since a dry cracked scalp is prone to flaking.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have dry scalp or dandruff?

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Dr. Moji Ariyo
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Treat for Dandruff : See Dermatologist. Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection. Try over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi.

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