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Is dandruff hereditary? how?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 44 years experience
Yes: It is associated with seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis both inherited as polygenic disorders.
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 44 years experience
Dandruff: Yes, definite inherited tendency but environment plays a big role. Stress, weather, internal disease, hygiene.

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