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My wife has a real bad case of dandruff she will ask me to look at her scalp and I have seen pimples that were full of a yellowish pus. What to do?

My wife has a real bad case of dandruff she will ask me to look at her scalp and I have seen pimples that were full of a yellowish pus. What to do?

Doctor to examine it: 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. ...Read more

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more


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I have very bad dandruff!!! help!!?

I have very bad dandruff!!! help!!?

See below: Please consult this site for home remedies.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-dandruff-treatment
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad dandruff why?

What to do if I have really bad dandruff why?

Anti-dandruff 'poos: Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection.
Buy over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate really bad dandruff?

What can I do to alleviate really bad dandruff?

Shampoo: Regular shampooing, at least once per day with a good dandruff shampoo usually works. If your dandruff doesn't improved, a consultation with a dermatologist for a medical grade shampoo might be a good idea. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend has a lot of dandruff, and it looks bad. How can she get I off?

What do you suggest if my friend has a lot of dandruff, and it looks bad. How can she get I off?

Serious Rx: Blue dandruff shampoo, coal tar, sulfur, ketoconazole and glucocorticoids all play a role in managing what is probably seborrheic dermatitis. A dermatologist can be a guide as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have really bad dandruff and I'm not sure what else to do. I've tried just about everything. I'm currently using tgel.

I have really bad dandruff and I'm not sure what else to do. I've tried just about everything. I'm currently using tgel.

See dermatology: Please consider seeing a dermatologist to discuss other prescription treatment options as it appears you have tried most over the counter options as well. ...Read more

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I have bad dandruff I cured everything cause I cut out certain foods from my diet but today I ate half a piece of him with soy will I get a reaction?

I have bad dandruff I cured everything cause I cut out certain foods from my diet but today I ate half a piece of him with soy will I get a reaction?

No way to tell: I'm glad you found something that worked. If you decide that a restrictive diet is too inconvenient, or if your dandruff returns, it's very manageable, and nobody can say that the various remedies (mostly mineral products) aren't "nature's own." Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a treatment for bad dandruff please help!?

What is a treatment for bad dandruff please help!?

Anti-dandruff 'poos: Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection.
Buy over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. ...Read more

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I have really bad dandruff and no shampoos seem to work?

There are ways: If you have tried otc tar, salicylic acid and selenium sulfide containing shampoos, and did not work, it's time for you to see a doctor to try topical ketoconazole or steroid. Bad drandruff is usually caused by seborrheic dermatitis, which is thought to be related to fungal infection. There are ways to control it. ...Read more

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My friend has a lot of dandruff, and it looks bad. How can she get rid of it?

Manage, not get rid: Seborrhea / dandruff and its relatives are not curable but are easily managed. Ketoconazole shampoo may prove your best friend; alternated with coal tar, selenium, blue drugstore dandruff shampoo, sulfur or whatever works. ...Read more

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I have been having pretty bad dandruff I always scratch off the dandruff. I use head and shoulders but it doesn't work what else can I use?

Coal tar solution: An effective treatment for dandruff is a solution containing up to 10% coal tar - see your local chemist to see what they have available.
The principle is to apply the solution to the scalp in a lather and leave it on for an hour, before washing off with shampoo. Do this nightly for one week, then repeat every 1-2 weeks when needed.
If dandruff persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell whether you have bad dandruff or lice?

See below: Obviously if you find the live adults, you have your answer, but if you are looking for the nits, they are only viable if attached to the hair less than 1/4 inch from the scalp, otherwise, it has hatched or is dead. Any white looking nits beyond this on a hair could be dandruff or a dead or empty nit. Magnifying glasses can help. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use dandruff shampoo if I have no dandruff?

Is it bad to use dandruff shampoo if I have no dandruff?

If you don't have: Dandruff then why use dandruff shampoo. It might make your scalp too dry. On the other hand, you probably don't have dandruff BECAUSE you are using the dandruff shampoo. See what happens when you discontinue the dandruff shampoo. If dandruff develops off the shampoo, then simply go back to using it.
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I have dandruff real bad I've tried all kind of dandruff shampoo and nothing works. Any suggestions?

Other options: I agree with dr. Hernandez. Keep the shampoo on scalp for at least 5 minutes 3 x a week. Other options are otc salicylic acid shampoo same way alternating days with nizoral (ketoconazole). Also, scalpicin can be used for itching 1-2 x daily. This is a condition that can be controlled, not cured. See a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis as other conditions such as psoriasis may appear similar. ...Read more

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What explains a 3-inch diameter circular patch of bad dandruff on the crown of my 9-year-old daughter's head that will not go away?

What explains a 3-inch diameter circular patch of bad dandruff on the crown of my 9-year-old daughter's head that will not go away?

Tinea = ringworm: That could be 2 or 3 things, but most likely tinea capitis, aka ringworm. It's not a real worm, but a fungal infection. It's somewhat contagious, but won't go away until properly treated. She'll need to be checked out to get that done. ...Read more

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Is using mouthwash for dandruff has bad effects on scalp or hair.?

Probably: Their are shampoos in stores for dandruff I would try first, then a prescription medication from a physician that I would try second. Most mouth washes have alcohol that will dry out your scalp and could damage your hair. I would not recommend it. ...Read more

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I have bad dandruff and my head itches alot, what can I do to get rid of dandruff?

See a derm: Dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis can be treated with topical steroids as well as medicated shampoos. See your dermatologist for a proper protocol to address your concerns. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can get rid of my bad dandruff without washing my hair as I have straightened my hair?

Is there any way I can get rid of my bad dandruff without washing my hair as I have straightened my hair?

No: A cortisone solution will help some. Wait 3 days, then OK to shampoo. There are shampoos made especially for use on chemically straightened hair, evidently sulfate-free. Swimming in chlorinated pool water or sea water may undo the process. ...Read more

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My sister has bad dandruff or a scalp fungus. If she uses my comb or curling irons can I catch it? Dander gets all over where she sits.

My sister has bad dandruff or a scalp fungus. If she uses my comb or curling irons can I catch it? Dander gets all over where she sits.

Fungus is infectious: All private cleansing and grooming are for private use only everything else is risky people who shred should be aware and due their best not expect anybody to tolerate bad manners You should always your after using the toilet and also groom your self when in public If you own a dog or cat hair and smell is expected but when you come to someone bathing and grooming is courtesy ...Read more

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How can I get rid of very bad dandruff/dry scalp?

DANDRUFF SHAMPOO: You need to use a anti dandruff shampoo like head and shoulder with conditioner or selson blue. ...Read more

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I have very bad dandruff. How do I get rid of it? I only use oils in my hair no hair grease. Are there any hair products to help prevent bad dandruff.

I have very bad dandruff. How do I get rid of it? I only use oils in my hair no hair grease. Are there any hair products to help prevent bad dandruff.

Shampoo: Stop the oils. Shower every day using a dandruff shampoo. If this is not satisfactory, see a dermatologist. You are likely to respond to shampoo, but may need a prescription. ...Read more

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How can one with black hair tell if he or she has really bad dandruff or lice?

How can one with black hair tell if he or she has really bad dandruff or lice?

Also....: Sometimes people who see something in their hair have trouble deciding if it's dandruff or lice. The way to tell is simple; if it's stuck to your hair, it's a nit (egg). If it falls off or you lose sight of it when you touch it lightly, it's dandruff. ...Read more

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If you have really bad dandruff and your heads really itchy how do you know if you have lice?

Have someone look: You need to have someone experienced in seeing lice and their eggs check your hair and scalp. If you know a school nurse they can do it, otherwise a doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 month old has a bad cradle cap. Which anti dandruff shampoo is best to get? Which active ingredient?? . There are many different ones..

My 2 month old has a bad cradle cap. Which anti dandruff shampoo is best to get? Which active ingredient?? . There are many different ones..

Selenium Sulfide: Selenium sulfide (Selsun and Exelderm) are often used, but instead a prescription of an antifungal soap such as ketoconazole (2%) shampoo, which can work in a single treatment and shows significantly less irritation than over-the-counter shampoos such as selenium sulfide shampoos, but no adequate and controlled study has been conducted for pediatric use as of 2010 that I am aware of. ...Read more

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I've always had eczema on my scalp; the severity of it differs & right now, it hurts bad, is mistaken for dandruff & my doc doesn't give good advice?

See a dermatologist: Eczema that becomes painful could be infected, especially if increased redness, open sores, or pustules (pimple-like bumps). Or maybe it isn't eczema; the location isn't typical. Psoriasis commonly involves the scalp and is easily mistaken for dandruff. Psoriasis usually isn't painful, but like eczema can become infected. See a dermatologist soon; avoid creams or other treatment before being seen. ...Read more