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A 19-year-old male asked:

how to completely remove dandruff? i use heads and shoulders shampoo. and don't use any type of jell for hairs. its from my birth and increasing.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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.

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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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