Doctor insights on:
Biggest Dandruff Flake Ever
See dermatologist/MD: You need to consult a dermatologist or your medical doctor, as you may need a prescription anti fungal shampoo. ...Read more
Dr, I am suffering from severe dandruff and now I am getting flakes in white colour which seems to be very solid. Plz suggest me some ways?
I have dandruff itchy and large flakes I use all kind of shampoos its does not work, what can I do. Thanks?
Try ketoconazole: Shampoo, you will need a psc from your doc. ...Read more
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
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 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
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
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?
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.
Dandruff: Antifungal shampoo like sebizole can be tried. You can get them from chemist or through your GP. ...Read more
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
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
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.
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.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more
I have white flakes in my hair even after I use an anti dandruff shampoo. What can I do to get rid of them?
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.
When I massage my scalp there's white dust/flakes that come off and when I wipe it on a tissue it looks yellow. Is this dandruff or dry skin?
Probably dandruff: Try a dandruff shampoo for a month and see if it helps. ...Read more
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
Dear Docs, I have a severe dandruff. My hair is always full white flakes and it itches terribly which when scratched leads to sore. I need your help?
Well: First of all the scalp needs to re moisture itself. So wash hair every 3 days. Try t gel shampoo. Usually good results ...Read more
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
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
What is the difference between dandruff ahd seborrheic dermatitis? I have large flakes in certain areas of my scalp, especially around the edges.
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
Redness and scaly skin on scrotum led to skin flaking off like large dandruff. Scrotum now raw and red but not itchy. Concerned!
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