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Doctor insights on: Dandruff And Hair Growth

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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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Hair loss from past 5 years. I have noticed that my skin is oily and have dandruff problem too. Any solutions for hair growth?

Hair loss from past 5 years. I have noticed that my skin is oily and have dandruff problem too. Any solutions for hair growth?

Hormonal Imbalance: Hair loss can be a sign of hormonal imbalance. Thyroid hormone disorders are notorious for causing hair loss. Imbalance in sex hormones can also be implicated. Certain medications can also cause hair loss. Poor nutrition can also cause hair loss. You get the picture. It is important to see a doctor to help you figure out what might be causing your hair loss. Take care. ...Read more

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My scalp is itchy when i wash my hair. Thick dandruffs & a red scalp remains after washing. Hair growth is an issues too. Could this be yeast?

My scalp is itchy when i wash my hair. Thick dandruffs & a red scalp remains after washing. Hair growth is an issues too. Could this be  yeast?

Seborrheic dermatiti: This could be a condition called seborrheic dermatitis which is like eczema of the scalp. If you've used selenium shampoo as well as shampoo containing ketoconazole (both over the counter at low doses) i suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have flaky like dandruff on my scalp, it's quite severe. Which is preventing the growth of my hair. How can I treat it?

I have flaky like dandruff on my scalp, it's quite severe. Which is preventing the growth of my hair. How can I treat it?

Dandruff: Not all dandruff shampoos are alike. Some have different active ingredients, such as: coal tar preparations (denorex therapeutic protection, neutrogena t/gel, scytera) pyrithione zinc (selsun blue for itchy dry scalp, neutrogena t/gel daily control dandruff shampoo, head & shoulders) salicylic acid and sulfur (sebex, sebulex) salicylic acid (neutrogena t/sal ) selenium sulfide, ketoconazole. ...Read more

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Why do we have dandruff in hair and what is the cure ?

Why do we have dandruff in hair and what is the cure ?

Seborrheic Dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis is thought to be due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and irritation from a yeast called malassezia. Seborrheic dermatitis appears to run in families. Stress, fatigue, weather extremes, oily skin, infrequent shampoos or skin cleaning, use of lotions that contain alcohol, skin disorders (such as acne), or obesity may increase the risk. Can be controlled. ...Read more

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