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Is dandruff hereditary?

Is dandruff hereditary?

Dandruff: Yes, definite inherited tendency but environment plays a big role. Stress, weather, internal disease, hygiene. ...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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How to control dandruff?

How to control dandruff?

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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What does dandruff mean ?

What does dandruff mean ?

DANDRUFF: Nothing stops dandruff like a blue serge suit! dandruff is a flaky, scaling, often itchy condition of the scalp. What to do, besides seeing a dermatologist? Shampoo daily (if you can) with either a tar shampoo (t-gel or tarsum, for example), or with Nizoral (ketoconazole) or selsun shampoo. These are over-the-counter. If it doesn't improve, see a dermatologist. Best luck! ...Read more

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I have dandruff..Pls help?

Many options: Otc dandruff shampoos containing zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, ketoconazole can all help. If they don't help then you will need to see a doctor to get prescription strength shampoos that contain stronger steroids, anti-keratolytics (ie: urea), and higher strength salicylic acid and anti-fungals. ...Read more

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What is dandruff caused by?

Depends: Dandruff is flaking of the scalp. It can be simple shedding of skin. Can be due to sun burn. Can be due to infection, inflammation or other acute causes. Mostly, however, it is due to seborrheic dermatitis. This is an inflammation of the skin often due to a low grade fungal infection or a reaction to oils in the scalp. Best treated with tar shampoos or antifungal shampoos. Maybe topicals. ...Read more

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How can i cure my dandruff?

How can i cure my dandruff?

See a dermatologist: Meanwhile use an anti dandruff shampoo in a daily shower. There are many. Try a few. ...Read more

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Why do people get dandruff?

Complex: It's the interaction between several hormones, one's own skin biology, and the pityrosporum yeast. It has nothing to do with poor personal hygiene. Fortunately, it is usually easy to manage. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is dandruff hereditary? How?

Is dandruff hereditary? How?

Yes: It is associated with seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis both inherited as polygenic disorders. ...Read more

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Why has my son got dandruff?

Why has my son got dandruff?

Options: Genetics, hormones, excess oils on skin (including scalp), infrequent washing / too frequent washing, skin condition from "products" used in hair--for a start. If washing hair at least every other day, can try an anti-dandruff shampoo for now--if effective, may spontaneously resolve over time. If not, may benefit from seeing dermatologist to identify source. ...Read more