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Dandruff problem, i'm embarrassed, what to do for treatment?

Dandruff problem, i'm embarrassed, what to do for treatment?

Anti-dandruff 'poos: Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection. Buy over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. ...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 is treatment for dandruff and alopecia?

What is treatment for dandruff and alopecia?

Different answers: Only dermatologists can answer you both. In general, right kind of (medicated) shampoos is the first step for dandruff control. For alopecia, you probably mean hair loss not in any particular form, try rogain first. ...Read more

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Will salicylic acid used for dandruff treatment, damage color treated hair?

Will salicylic acid used for dandruff treatment, damage color treated hair?

Yes: Any acid treatment to the hair will strip off the color. Look for a very specific dandruff treatment shampoo that is made for colored hair. It will be expensive, but if you have gone to the time and expense to color your hair, you must pay for the products that will maintain your color. This is along the same lines of not swimming in a chlorinated pool with colored hair... ...Read more

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Large dandruff some of them are sticking to the scalp and gives blood upon its removal. What is that and what is the possible treatment?

Possible Infection: Sticky crusts on your scalp(head) are unlikely due to dandruff(dry flakes). There is likely to be an element of infection which can complicate dandruff. You have two choices: it is best to see a dermatologist who can treat you more effectively. if you have difficulty finding one, you can go to any Physician and seek help. In the meantime, use a water soaked towel for 1-Hr/daily to soften and clean ...Read more

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My hair is very oily and full of dandruff no treatment worked, i want to use styling gels that doesnt make hair more oily.. Any certain brand?

My hair is very oily and full of dandruff no treatment worked, i want to use styling gels that doesnt make hair more oily.. Any certain brand?

See a Dermatologist: Dandruff can be a sign of several treatable skin conditions. See a skin doctor to get your scalp healthy, and fix the dandruff. Then you can focus on the oiliness of your hair. ...Read more

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Best treatment for dandruff?

Best treatment for dandruff?

Dandruff shampoo: You could try anti-dandruff shampoo. If it is not helping, then you need to see a doctor. Some people may have diabetes or psoriasis or other skin conditions. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent treatment to dandruff ?

No: Fortunately, managing it is usually easy. Ketoconazole shampoo is often helpful and there are other adjuncts. Best wishes. ...Read more

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