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how to control dandruff?

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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-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms.
Answered on Oct 25, 2017
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Dandruff: Listerine, or any similar mouthwash with antifungal ingredients, may be effective at killing the yeast infection which causes dandruff.
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See doctor: You can try otc dandruff shampoo first. If symptom persist, you better see a doctor to find out the true cause.

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