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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

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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Can fungus be the cause for itchiness all over body especially arms and head with no signs of hive redness or dandruff tingly feeling and itch tests?

Can fungus be the cause for itchiness all over body especially arms and head with no signs of hive redness or dandruff tingly feeling and itch tests?

Generalized pruritus: Pruritus, or itch, is defined as an unpleasant sensation that provokes the desire to scratch. Certain systemic diseases have long been known to cause pruritus that ranges in intensity from a mild annoyance to an intractable, disabling condition. Generalized pruritus:renal pruritus, cholestatic pruritus, hematologic pruritus, endocrine pruritus, pruritus related to malignancy, and idiopathic. ...Read more

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My sister has bad dandruff or a scalp fungus. If she uses my comb or curling irons can I catch it? Dander gets all over where she sits.

My sister has bad dandruff or a scalp fungus. If she uses my comb or curling irons can I catch it? Dander gets all over where she sits.

Fungus is infectious: All private cleansing and grooming are for private use only everything else is risky people who shred should be aware and due their best not expect anybody to tolerate bad manners You should always your after using the toilet and also groom your self when in public If you own a dog or cat hair and smell is expected but when you come to someone bathing and grooming is courtesy ...Read more

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I've been having trouble with fungus, foot, dandruff & sometimes in my beard. Is there any Natural treatment?

I've been having trouble with fungus, foot, dandruff & sometimes in my beard. Is there any Natural treatment?

Tea tree oil: Dilute tea tree oil is natural and can be effective (but not as effective as manufactured anti-fungals). Some people also do dilute bleach soaks which can help. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp, no dandruff, no visible rash. H&S and Cural did not work. How to stop the itch? Driving me crazy. Could it be a fungus? What to do?

Itchy scalp, no dandruff, no visible rash. H&S and Cural did not work. How to stop the itch? Driving me crazy. Could it be a fungus? What to do?

Some thoughts...: 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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Dandruff or fungus on the head? Sick of every day hi, I have lots of white patched on my heard, if I shake my hair it falls from the head. When I consulted a doctor when I was in india he gave me these medicines 1) a lotion to put on the head during th

Dandruff or fungus on the head? Sick of every day hi, I have lots of white patched on my heard, if I shake my hair it falls from the head. When I consulted a doctor when I was in india he gave me these medicines 1) a lotion to put on the head during th

It: It is certainly possible that you have either seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis of the scalp. There are many treatment options including topical lotions, gels, foams, and shampoos. Other options include oil treatments, steroid injections, oral medications, even systemic injectable medications for the most severe cases. I would consult your local dermatologist for more treatment options. ...Read more

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How to prevent dandruff in my scalp and dryness in my hair? What's the treatment for fungal infection in my private area? Would this fungus spread?

How to prevent dandruff in my scalp and dryness in my hair? What's the treatment for fungal infection in my private area? Would this fungus spread?

See below: For dandruff; you can control it with frequent hair washing, it will become less of a problem as you age. For fungal infection in private parts, there are medications available without prescription. You may ask a pharmacist and consult this site for suggestions.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/ringworm-of-the-skin-home-treatment ...Read more

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Fungi growing on my back and recently my hairs fall heavily (+dandruff+itch). And possibly oral candidiasis (white tongue wide spots).What should I do?

Fungi growing on my back and recently my hairs fall heavily (+dandruff+itch). And possibly oral candidiasis (white tongue wide spots).What should I do?

Find Alternative Doc: Look at the a4m.Com web site and use the locate a doc feature to find a local physician who has training and experience in functional medicine. You are colonized with candida and probably abnormal bacteria as a source for these. This may mean an underlying food allergy as well. You need a physician who can do specialized GI testing and guide your treatment to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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If no fungus or bacteria infection, what may cause dandruf? Can allergies cause dry skin?

If no fungus or bacteria infection, what may cause dandruf? Can allergies cause dry skin?

Dandruff: You are asking two questions. Dandruff can be caused by dry skin, but it can be caused by other conditions like psoriasis. And yes, allergies can cause dry skin. ...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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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

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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 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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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more