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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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Could selsun blue cure waxy dandruff?

Could selsun blue cure waxy dandruff?

No: Dandruff can only be controlled. See your dermatologist if selsun blue does not control the dandruff. ...Read more

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Is organic dandruff shampoo strong enuff for seb dermatitis of scalp?

Depends: It depends what is in it. If it doesn't have selenium or ketoconazole, the likelihood of it working is fairly low. ...Read more

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Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Seb Derm : dandruff is caused by overgrowth a fungal organism. Try using an antidandruff shampoo such as ketoconazole and leave on for 5 min in shower. Also you may need a topical steroid for itching or redness. You can also try coconut oil to the scalp ...Read more

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Please recommend the best dandruff shampoo for itchy scalp?

Please recommend the best dandruff shampoo for itchy scalp?

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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Does head lice treatment lighten dyed hair?

Does head lice treatment lighten dyed hair?

Head lice: If you use rid or another over the counter treament, you only use it once, rinse and comb out hair. Some repeat in a week. I have not seen it change the color of peoples hair, but call you colorist. ...Read more

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Best everyday shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Best everyday shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?

Any shampoo: Any shampoo will do. Pick the one you like. If you need a name, Head and Shoulders is as good as any. ...Read more

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Head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo good for pityriasis versicolor?

Not potent enough: No it is not potent enough to treat pityriasis versicolor you need selsun sulfide, zinc pyrothione, miconazole, Clotrimazole and terbinafine all these are available over the counter in lotion form, shampoo or cream. ...Read more

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Dandruff and dry scalp?

Dandruff and dry scalp?

Controlling dandruff: 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

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Cure seborrheic dermatitis with coconut oil?

Cure seborrheic dermatitis with coconut oil?

No: The resident fungus (pityrosporum orbicularis) on most normal skin can cause seborrhea on some people. This fungus thrives on oil especially olive oil. Thus the less oil on the fact , the better. ...Read more

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Does oily scalp causes more dandruff ?

No one knows: No one really knows what causes dandruff but it may be caused by the overgrowth of a normal fungus on your scalp. Usually it is helped by washing your hair frequently with a dandruff shampoo if that does not work then you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Do i need to use Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo daily for removing dandruff from oily scalp?

Do i need to use Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo daily for removing dandruff from oily scalp?

No: Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo is useful, but you can use it every other day, leave it on for at least 5 minutes. ...Read more

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In addition to dandruff shampoo, what else helps dry, itchy scalp? Hydrocortisone? Olive oil?

Dry scalp: If your scalp is dry and itchy it is always possible that your shampoo is the cause. Some of the components in all shampoos can cause an allergic or irritant contact dermatitis. Topical steroids can help with the itch and any inflammation but treating the cause is the critical thing to do. ...Read more

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I have fine, long,color treated hair. Have seborheic dermatitis. Can I use coconut oil/ conditioner b4 washing w/ coal tar shampoo? Shampoo is harsh!

I have fine, long,color treated hair. Have seborheic dermatitis. Can I use coconut oil/ conditioner b4 washing w/ coal tar shampoo? Shampoo is harsh!

What color????????: Black? Blonde? Red? Other? Tar shampoo is not favored by many and may influence hair color because it is black. Why coconut oil? DHS makes a shampoo and conditioner for dyed hair. Why Metrogel? This is not a treatment for seborrhea. Ketoconazole, Zinc pyrethium, and Selenium Sulfide are much more popular with people treating seborrhea. ...Read more

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Seborrheic keratosis on scalp and hairfalling out, treatment?

Seborrheic keratosis on scalp and hairfalling out, treatment?

Seb K's: Seborrheic Keratoses are benign growths that can grow on any skin surface, head to feet. They don't usually cause "hair loss" but can displace some hair if they grow large in the scalp. ...Read more

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What causes thick dandruff on scalp?

Several posibilities: A fungus, malassezia lives on scalps of healthy adults without problems, sometimes growing out of control, feeding on oils inyour hair follicles. This can irritate your scalp and cause extra skin cells to grow, die and fall off, clumping with oil from your hair and scalp, making them appear white and flaky in your hair. You may also have eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, seborrheic dermatitis. ...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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Best treatment for dandruff?

Best treatment for dandruff?

Dandruff shampoo: You could try anti-dandruff shampoo. If it is not helping, then you need to see a doctor. Some people may have diabetes or psoriasis or other skin conditions. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent treatment to dandruff ?

No: Fortunately, managing it is usually easy. Ketoconazole shampoo is often helpful and there are other adjuncts. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Best treatment or any home remedies for dandruff?

Best treatment or any home remedies for dandruff?

Shampoos: Your best methods at home are: -wash your hair daily. Most people who wash their hair everyday have a lot less dandruff than people who wash less often -use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoos. Pick up two different types, put both in the shower, and from day to day switch between them. ...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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My nephew has a severe dandruff problem. Treatment?

My nephew has a severe dandruff problem. Treatment?

Seb derm & dandruff: Mild seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff can essentially appear the same, but seb derm is often associated with redness, scaling, and crusting. Seborrhea also can affect other parts of the body, including the face, chest and upper back. Many over the counter shampoos are available for both conditions, and your pharmacist can help. ...Read more

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Dandruff problem, i'm embarrassed, what to do for treatment?

Dandruff problem, i'm embarrassed, what to do for treatment?

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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Wat is the best treatment for dandruff in adolescent females privided the cause of dandruff remains unknown?

Wat is the best treatment for dandruff in adolescent females privided the cause of dandruff remains unknown?

Dandruff: Special shampoos from the drugstore can treat dandruff. Common ingredients include: ketoconazole fights dandruff-causing fungus. Salicylic acid gets rid of flaky skin but can be drying. Selenium sulfide slows the buildup of dead skin cells and fights fungi. Tar slows dead skin cell buildup, but may discolor blonde, gray, or color-treated hair. Zinc pyrithione attacks the cause which is fungus. ...Read more

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What is treatment for dandruff and alopecia?

What is treatment for dandruff and alopecia?

Different answers: Only dermatologists can answer you both. In general, right kind of (medicated) shampoos is the first step for dandruff control. For alopecia, you probably mean hair loss not in any particular form, try rogain first. ...Read more

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What's a natural treatment to get rid of dandruff?

Tea tree shampoo: Can be very helpful with dandruff. It will help over time. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dandruff problem of hair?

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What is the best treatment for dandruff problem of hair?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear you've bothered by annoying dandruff, which is related with personal constitutional character but changing and evolving over aging, and there is no cure so try and see the available but no "over-expensive" from big brands' products; to get good control you have to wash hair and use the product as advised gingerly once every 1-3 days. ...Read more

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Why is proper hair care important in dandruff treatment?

Why is proper hair care important in dandruff treatment?

Depends: Dandruff, in and of itself is not a bad thing, lots people have it. However, it is unsightly and can lead to itching along with the scale and flaking. Treatment can reduce all these symptoms. For most people the problem isn't something that can be cured, but it can be controlled. Not sure if that answers your question. ...Read more

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Large dandruff some of them are sticking to the scalp and gives blood upon its removal. What is that and what is the possible treatment?

Possible Infection: Sticky crusts on your scalp(head) are unlikely due to dandruff(dry flakes). There is likely to be an element of infection which can complicate dandruff. You have two choices: it is best to see a dermatologist who can treat you more effectively. if you have difficulty finding one, you can go to any Physician and seek help. In the meantime, use a water soaked towel for 1-Hr/daily to soften and clean ...Read more

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Best treatment for acne, rosacea, and dandruff?

Best treatment for acne, rosacea, and dandruff?

The one that helps U: Speak to your dermatologist for advise and treatment(s) , there is no one best treatment , you doctor will try most safe , least expensive medications first , ...Read more

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Will salicylic acid used for dandruff treatment, damage color treated hair?

Yes: Any acid treatment to the hair will strip off the color. Look for a very specific dandruff treatment shampoo that is made for colored hair. It will be expensive, but if you have gone to the time and expense to color your hair, you must pay for the products that will maintain your color. This is along the same lines of not swimming in a chlorinated pool with colored hair... ...Read more

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My hair is very oily and full of dandruff no treatment worked, i want to use styling gels that doesnt make hair more oily.. Any certain brand?

My hair is very oily and full of dandruff no treatment worked, i want to use styling gels that doesnt make hair more oily.. Any certain brand?

See a Dermatologist: Dandruff can be a sign of several treatable skin conditions. See a skin doctor to get your scalp healthy, and fix the dandruff. Then you can focus on the oiliness of your hair. ...Read more