U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Los Angeles, CA
A 20-year-old male asked:

Dandruf started with puberty.dont consider it severe.i shampo twice a week.are natural remedes good?will it go away?is washing with cold water better?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Management varies: Dandruff is simply dead skin that adheres/builds on the scalp & flakes off over time. Regular shampoo does not have the enzymes/ chemicals needed to break the bonds of the skin flakes to the scalp. The additives I dandruff shampoo do & how often its use is needed varies with the individual. Cold would slow the chemical reaction needed to remove the flakes & do worse.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Mar 4, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.