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I have dandruff flakes. Used anti dandruff but it does not help. Any ideas?

I have dandruff flakes. Used anti dandruff but it does not help. Any ideas?

See dermatologist/MD: You need to consult a dermatologist or your medical doctor, as you may need a prescription anti fungal shampoo. ...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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Do accidentally inhaled dandruff flakes (or even a single flake) pose any danger?

Do accidentally inhaled dandruff flakes (or even a single flake) pose any danger?

Likely not: Dandruff are flakes of skin. Unless it's infected with bacteria, which it usually isn't, accidentally breathing in a flake should not pose a problem. ...Read more

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From the last 3 months I have severe dandruff problem or dry scalp, which I am not sure of. I have flakes on my scalp.

Dandruff: This is very likely dandruff. We call this seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. Sometimes this is associated with a rash around the eyebrows / sides of the nose or chin. Best treated with selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione shampoos. Please ask your pharmacist for one of these and use as directed - see someone if not improving after a month or two. ...Read more

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I have white flakes on the hair that's growing back. Is this dandruff or just dead skin from itching it so much?

I have white flakes on the hair that's growing back. Is this dandruff or just dead skin from itching it so much?

Stop scratching: See your doctor to find out why you are itching. If it is dandruff (fungus infection) you may want to use shampoes for that or get a prescriptionvshampoe or cream for the problem. ...Read more

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I have light colored patches on face & body that itch. The patches on my body flake like dandruff! Doctors appt next week! Help!

I have light colored patches on face & body that itch. The patches on my body flake like dandruff! Doctors appt next week! Help!

One idea: This may be tinea versicolor, which has a lot of different looks. You can read about it online; if this is a match, one thing to try is that blue dandruff shampoo, perhaps applied overnight. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do I continue to have dandruff. My scalp is itchy and white flakes. And my head feels like I hit it and hurts but I didn't.

Depends: You may have a more significant case of seborrheic dermatitis, which could be driving the "dandruff" that you notice. Be aware, it could even be psoriasis of the scalp too! . The pain is a bit worrisome for some type of inflammation of the scalp as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis aren't usually painful unless and infection is complicating things. Please seek help from your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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Scalp is usually greasy, I often observe dry blood flakes and dandruff whenever I scratch my scalp. It rarely burns. How do I treat it naturally?

Scalp is usually greasy, I often observe dry blood flakes and dandruff whenever I scratch my scalp. It rarely burns. How do I treat it naturally?

Need good shampoo: I know of no "natural" treatment for what sounds like seborreic dermatitis. You need to try a daily dandruff shampoo such as selsen blue or head and shoulders. If that doesn't solve the problem, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can you do for dandruff like flakes on the face? I have like flakes above the mouth, chin and cheeks it looks like I have dandruff I have tried everything to get it gone but it seems to make it worst.

What can you do for dandruff like flakes on the face? I have like flakes above the mouth, chin and cheeks it looks like I have dandruff I have tried everything to get it gone but it seems to make it worst.

Hard: Hard to tell without a clinical examination, but perhaps you have seborrheic dermatitis? Other possiblities might include eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis. Read more about treatment options for seborrhea and see a picture at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Have dandruff, flakes, bump and losing hair?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Usually responds to adequate hydration and use of anti-seborrheic shampoo like Selsun blue and topical steroids to hair line lesions ...Read more

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I have very dry scalp what to do? Flakes like dandruff in hair

I have very dry scalp what to do? Flakes like dandruff in hair

Dandruff: Antifungal shampoo like sebizole can be tried. You can get them from chemist or through your GP. ...Read more

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I have patchs of dandruff like skin flakes on my face under my nose and my chin in my eyebrows its like my face is severely chaped, getting worse.

I have patchs of dandruff like skin flakes on my face under my nose and my chin in my eyebrows its like my face is severely chaped, getting worse.

There's a cure: Depends on what it looks like but possible diagnoses include seborrheic dermatitis, or a kind of ringworm. Either of these can be fixed with topical creams. You might want to show your doctor first so they can tell you what to try first, since if you choose incorrectly, you could make it worse. ...Read more

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I am male with long hair. I wash my hair daily but my scalp is flaky. Not dandruff, but flakes. How can I combat this? Washing less is not an option

I am male with long hair. I wash my hair daily but my scalp is flaky. Not dandruff, but flakes. How can I combat this? Washing less is not an option

Try soap: Shampoos are more potent than regular soap and remove much more of your natural hair oil. You should try washing your hair using regular soap and if your hair still dries out too much, add a conditioner after washing. For more advice about your hair care, consult a skilled beautician at a hair salon. ...Read more

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There is a small red spot on my head (around the middle right) and it gives off what looks like small red dandruff flakes. My mom said it wasn't psori?

Need to examine: If there is only one spot, your mother is likely to be correct. You may watch and wait. If, God forbid, you develop more lesions, it would be prudent to see a doctor.
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Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have dandruff? My scalp is very itchy, when I scratch it, moist flakes come off onto my hands as well as dry flakes.

How can I tell if I have dandruff? My scalp is very itchy, when I scratch it, moist flakes come off onto my hands as well as dry flakes.

Dandruff: Sounds like you have dandruff. Your description of intense itching and moist flakes are the underlying cause of your dandruff, which is dermatitis like seborrheic dermatitis. Psoriasis is also a possibility. Try otc dandruff shampoo. If no relief, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I have severe dandruff on my scalp and now its around the eyebrows as well. It feels really itchy I have big flakes is the treatment for this?

See below: Sounds like seborrheic dermatitis---washing the area with selsum blue helps the eyebrows and using the same shampoo, or coal tar shampoo, or head shoulders can help treat it. ...Read more

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I have high dandruff, lots of flakes. My doctor suggested Saliblu & Desowen lotion. I s this lotion for treating dandruff and how often this can b?

Desowen is steroid: The Saliblu is for the dandruff specifically. The desowen is a topical steroid and can be used to decrease inflammation or itching. Be careful not to get it on your face and only use it about twice a week in a thin later on your scalp. ...Read more

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Common small)dandruff and areas of yellowish dry scales of dandruff. Scalp without redness or silver scales. Some itching and soreness on those places?

Common small)dandruff and areas of yellowish dry scales of dandruff. Scalp without redness or silver scales. Some itching and soreness on those places?

P and S shampoo is: The best for this, I don't know if they even make it anymore. Always concerned about superinfection so see derm ...Read more

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White flakes, when sweats itchy. .... is it dandruff. ... I work for 8 hours in a/c. .. not used drink water significantly. ... daily hair styling products. .. may forgone to remove sometimes. .. please help. .. Thank You?

White flakes, when sweats itchy. .... is it dandruff. ... I work for 8 hours in a/c. .. not used drink water significantly. ... daily hair styling products. .. may forgone to remove sometimes. .. please help. .. Thank You?

It could be both: Dandruff is shedding of dead skin cells from scalp; it can be influenced by dryness, not washing enough, shampooing too often, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, sensitivity to hair product or a yeast-like fungus. Your hair styling products may contribute; better hydration may help a little. Shampoos containing anti-fungals appear to be most effective. Try one of these first; then to Doc ...Read more

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What is the difference between dandruff ahd seborrheic dermatitis? I have large flakes in certain areas of my scalp, especially around the edges.

Same: dandruff refersto the flaking part of seborrhea (Oily scalp condition) and seborrheic drmatitis is seborrhea with skin (scalp) inflammation. Easily treated with most oTC dandruff meds. ...Read more

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I have persistent dandruff. Constant itching with flakes within one day of washing even when using apple cider vinegar. Dandruff shampoos don't work.?

Nizoral (ketoconazole) AD: Many people with persistent dandruff find that the shampoo Nizoral (ketoconazole) AD used 2-3 times a week works when other dandruff shampoos do not. Shampoo it in and let it stay in the hair for 5 minutes before washing out. It is expensive but it works for many people. ...Read more

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Eyes have white scales like dandruff all the time, tried medicated shampoos, don't work. Petroleum jelly before sleep temp helps?

Eyes have white scales like dandruff all the time, tried medicated shampoos, don't work. Petroleum jelly before sleep temp helps?

Blepharitis: Sounds like you have blepharitis, sometimes referred to as dandruff of the eyelashes. I have many patient that have problems with baby shampoo scrubs. I recommend ocusoft lid scrubs. If this does not take care of it, then you may need an antibiotic and possibly steroid drop or combination to treat the condition. Oral omega 3's can help the health of the eyelid margin as well. ...Read more