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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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I used to a have an oily dandruff hair so I'm using an anti-dandruff shampoo, but my hair now is so dry and it looks oily, what should I do?

See doctor: Sometimes an anti-fungal lotion may help. I presume that you may have seborrhea as well. Another approach would be to reduce the use of this shampoo to just 2x a week and see if this helps. ...Read more

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I always wash my hairs with anti dandruff shampoo and sometimes teatree soap but my hairs have dandruff after taking shower and it feels itching?

I always wash my hairs with anti dandruff shampoo and sometimes teatree soap but my hairs have dandruff after taking shower and it feels itching?

Eczema?: If your run-of the mill anti dandruff shampoo is not working you may need something stronger. Your "dandruff" may be eczema so see a dermatologist to make sure.
Good Luck ...Read more

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How to prevent hair loss, shampoo or dandruff shampoo?

How to prevent hair loss, shampoo or dandruff shampoo?

Cause for Hair loss: You need to find out why you are losing hair. Hair loss can be a sign of hormonal imbalance such as thyroid or sex hormones. 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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I have a problem with dust particles in my hair. I use anti dandruff shampoo but that hasn't had any effect. My scalp feels normal otherwise. Any help?

I have a problem with dust particles in my hair. I use anti dandruff shampoo but that hasn't had any effect. My scalp feels normal otherwise. Any help?

Dust: Particles or perhaps dry scalp cells? Sometimes a milder shampoo with conditioner and also skipping one day in between in washing may help. If not recommend you see a dermatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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My scalp is dry and itchy I've always had dandruff and get my hair bleached. What can be done? Anti dandruff shampoo helps but still itchy

My scalp is dry and itchy I've always had dandruff and get my hair bleached. What can be done? Anti dandruff shampoo helps but still itchy

Details matter: You neglected to identify WHICH dandruff shampoo was tried. There are several different kinds. You also need to learn how to get the best results by having the shampoo contact the scalp long enough before rinsing. Hydrocortisone in a liquid can be applied. Prescription strength usually stops the itch and the flaking. No antihistamine will help this kind of itch. ...Read more

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Lost my eyebrow hair, the only diagnoses I've had is dermatitis& I've been treating it with dandruff shampoo&latisse for 9 weeks now no results?

Lost my eyebrow hair, the only diagnoses I've had is dermatitis& I've been treating it with dandruff shampoo&latisse for 9 weeks now no results?

First question is to: Rule out thyroid disease or Alopecia Areata. If these are the causes then treatment of these conditions will likely lead to hair regrowth. Latisse (bimatoprost) is fine but need to find out possible cause. ...Read more

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Scalp is very smelly, I must wash hair everyday. Used dandruff shampoo and ketoconozale. Doctor has not diagnosed, says keep using shampoo. What is it?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is one possibility. Treatment of the scalp is difficult because of the particularly thick skin, and often involves topical steroid lotion or a vitamin d preparation like dovonex. Really bad cases may need a biopsy and oral immunosuppressants initially to get the problem under control. See your doctor again or get a referral to a dermatologist if the symptoms are not under control. ...Read more

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I am using selsun blue dandruff shampoo & I notice I have more hair loss & more oily hair. But the dandruff are controlled, should I stop using it?

I am using selsun blue dandruff shampoo & I notice I have more hair loss & more oily hair. But the dandruff are controlled, should I stop using it?

Dandruff blues: Dear KMcClure,
Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, allergies, fungal infection, or irritated skin. I would recommend to alternate shampoos between an anti-dandruff shampoo and non anti-dandruff shampoo. If your dandruff is already controlled using selsun blue 2-3x a week should work. For natural anti-dandruff products look for a shampoo with tea tree oil or even an essential oil of it. ...Read more

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Does the head and shoulders citrus breeze dandruff shampoo work?

Does the head and shoulders citrus breeze dandruff shampoo work?

Zinc pyrithione: Zinc pyritione is a known compound that can help with dandruff - but you need to alternate with another shampoo such as salacylic acid, coal tar, selenium sulfide to really keep the dandruff away. ...Read more

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I use dandruff shampoo everytime I shower (which is often). Why do I still have flacks coming from my head?!?

Seborrhea?: You may need something stronger, perhaps ketoconazole shampoo. Best visit with your physician. You're a teen now and you want to be rid of this. Best wishes. ...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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I have a really itchy head I don't have lice I use dandruff shampoo for dandruff why is this it's really annoying me as I've tried lots of shampoos?

See a dermatologist: You have tried all of the usual simple solutions to this. Get an exam and find out if there is any other specific process in place and find how to deal with it. ...Read more

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I have dandruff on my scalp. I tried head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo. But did not help me. I'm having acne too cuz of it. What should I do?

I have dandruff on my scalp. I tried head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo. But did not help me. I'm having acne too cuz of it. What should I do?

Dandruff from heck!: Dandruff is a few flakes. When it becomes an issue, we call it seborrheic dermatitis. This condition comes from reacting to the normal oils we make on our skin. You can try t-gel, and use it daily. If not, see your friendly neighborhood dermatologist. We use more potent topicals, and some oral medicines as well. We can fix your acne too! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use anti dandruff shampoo everyday?

Shampoos: It depends on what type it is. If it is a steroid containing shampoo, to be on the safe side, limit it to 3 times a week. Other shampoos can theoretically be used daily but patients generally do not like the look of the hair after daily use of anti dandruff shampoos. Consider them a medication and use three times weekly. Consult your doctor if that does not relieve your condition. ...Read more

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Can hypopigmentation (vitiligo) on my forehead be treated with dandruff shampoo?

Can hypopigmentation (vitiligo) on my forehead be treated with dandruff shampoo?

Hairline: If it from vitiligo, it will not help. If it is flaky and whitish it may be seborrhea and then it may help. ...Read more