Top
30
Doctor insights on: Fungus That Causes Dandruff

Share
1

1
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


3

3
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

4

4
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

5

5
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

6

6
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

10

10
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

11

11
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

13

13
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

15

15
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

16

16
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

17

17
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

18

18
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

19

19
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

20

20
What causes dandruff?

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

21

21
What causes dandruff?

Tissue turnover: Please consult this site for information on this topic:
https://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dandruff/symptoms-causes/syc-20353850
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

22

22
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

23

23
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

24

24
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

25

25
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

27

27
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

28

28
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

30

30
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

Dr. Jerome Zacks
1 Doctor shared a insight

Fungus (Definition)

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