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Doctor insights on: Excessive Dandruff Causes

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What causes hairfall and excessive dandruff?

What causes hairfall and excessive dandruff?

Superficial fungus: It is due to uperficial fungal infection of the scalp and usually responds well to anti fungal shampoos, and may also prevent hair loss but not sure if it does. ...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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What causes dandruff?

What causes dandruff?

Complicated: It is a combination of skin chemistry and physiology and one's relationship with a ubiquitous fungus. ...Read more

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What is dandruff caused by?

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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What causes chronic dandruff in a guy?

What causes chronic dandruff in a guy?

Could be Fungal: Chronic itching and flaking in the scalp can be many things from just bad dandruff, to a fungal infection called tinea capitis, to scalp psoriasis and more. If otc anti-dandruff shampoo is not helping, I would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes dandruff? How can I treat it?

Yeast: Dandruff is seborrhiec dermatitis in the scalp. This is due to an overgrowth of yeast named pityrosporum ovale. Some make sebum (oils) especially preferential for them to grow. If your immune system reacts to it, your skin becomes inflamed red and flaky, thus the dandruff. Start by using head and shoulder, nizoral, (ketoconazole) neutrogena tgel or tsal shampoo, lather and leave in for 5-10min before rinsing. ...Read more

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I've always had dandruff, but lately it's been getting worse and what used to help no longer is. What could cause it to get worse so quickly?

I've always had dandruff, but lately it's been getting worse and what used to help no longer is. What could cause it to get worse so quickly?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Is a common skin condition that causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Flare ups can occur for not apparent reason, resulting in worsening of dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis doesn't affect your overall health, but can be uncomfortable and cause embarrassment. It isn't contagious, and it's not a sign of poor personal hygiene. Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is usually very helpful. ...Read more

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Does a fungus cause dandruff?

Does a fungus cause dandruff?

Maybe!: Several fungal species have been linked to dandruff in a number of scientific studies. Of note is the fact that zn, tar, selenium, and Nizoral (ketoconazole) (an anti-fungal drug), all have anti-fungal properties. Re ipso loquitor! The results speak for themselves! ...Read more

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What is psoriasis? Does it cause dandruff?

See details: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes red, scaly plaques in the skin. If if involves the scalp, it can cause flaking that can look like dandruff. ...Read more

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How to remove dandruff caused due to psoriasis?

DANDRUFF/PSORIASIS: You should shampoo daily. Use an otc tar shampoo like t-gel or tarsum. Prescription shampoos work very well but they are expensive. Clobex shampoo is one of these. Best luck. ...Read more

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What's the primary cause of dandruff and itching?

What's the primary cause of dandruff and itching?

Seborrhea: What you have is a condition known as seborrheic dermatitis a common, harmless, scaling rash affecting the face, scalp and other areas. It occurs most often where the skin is oily. Although it can be very persistent, treatment with regular use of antifungal agents and intermittent use of topical steroids can keep it under control.
See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause dandruff and why is baking soda + acv not working?

What can cause dandruff and why is baking soda + acv not working?

Use real Rx: If you insist on a "natural" remedy, then your options still include coal tar, selenium, ketoconazole, and the common blue stuff with zinc. Forget the baking soda stuff, it's an Internet claim that will disappoint you. ...Read more

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I have bad dandruff I cured everything cause I cut out certain foods from my diet but today I ate half a piece of him with soy will I get a reaction?

I have bad dandruff I cured everything cause I cut out certain foods from my diet but today I ate half a piece of him with soy will I get a reaction?

No way to tell: I'm glad you found something that worked. If you decide that a restrictive diet is too inconvenient, or if your dandruff returns, it's very manageable, and nobody can say that the various remedies (mostly mineral products) aren't "nature's own." Best wishes. ...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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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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What will relieve dandruff caused by accutane?

What will relieve dandruff caused by accutane?

DOVE: Dove body wash, either for men or unscented. Use daily in a nice, long shower, Wash hair and entire body with it. You can also use a conditioner rinse after, but probably will not need it. Can also try Aquaphor shampoo or Eucerin body wash. There is no blood test for back pain. Maybe the Accutane causes back pain, but probably there is a different cause. ...Read more

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What causes dandruff/seb derm when you move to a new place?

What causes dandruff/seb derm when you move to a new place?

Climate change.: A change of climate or environment will often flare seborrheic dermatitis. Most cases can be controlled adequately with a good over-the-counter anti-seborrhea shampoo and Hydrocortisone cream. Stubborn cases require prescription products. But it will always come back and require re-treatment, because the yeast that causes it is a normal component of your skin. ...Read more