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A 32-year-old member asked:

what to do if i have a very persistent dandruff, so itchy that i scratch it til it bleeds help!?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
See your doctor: Your doctor can help. You may need a prescription shampoo, cream or pills. Some for the persistent fungus, some for the itching and some for your over response to the itching. This is the way the body talks to you. A small problem can bring out that you may be over anxious and gives you insight to your own responses. Review with your doctor if you have obsessive or compulsive tendencies (ocd).

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A 41-year-old member asked:

If you have dandruff does it make others around you itch?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
No: Stop worrying about this. Dandruff is extremely easy to manage and all but the most extreme cases respond to over the counter stuff.

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Last updated Sep 12, 2013

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