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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 olive oil cure dandruff?

Can olive oil cure dandruff?

NO: Olive oil may make the dandruff worse! Dandruff can be cured by shampooing often. (daily if possible) and with a tar shampoo such as t-gel or tarsum or head & shoulders (all are over the counter). I have no financial interest in these. ...Read more

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Much dandruff in hair. Sticky and gressy. If put oil, lots of sweat on forhead and extremely hot feeling. After shampoo feels very itchy dry hair. Help?

Much dandruff in hair. Sticky and gressy. If put oil, lots of sweat on forhead and extremely hot feeling. After shampoo feels very itchy dry hair. Help?

Alternate remedy: Dandruff is usually due to dry skin. If oil is not acceptable, then try Selenium shampoo on a regular basis. If this does not work, then prescription medication such as DermaSmooth can be helpful. ...Read more

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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

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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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What is a treatment for bad dandruff please help!?

What is a treatment for bad dandruff please help!?

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

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My nephew has a severe dandruff problem. Treatment?

My nephew has a severe dandruff problem. Treatment?

Seb derm & dandruff: Mild seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff can essentially appear the same, but seb derm is often associated with redness, scaling, and crusting. Seborrhea also can affect other parts of the body, including the face, chest and upper back. Many over the counter shampoos are available for both conditions, and your pharmacist can help. ...Read more

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Wat is the best treatment for dandruff in adolescent females privided the cause of dandruff remains unknown?

Wat is the best treatment for dandruff in adolescent females privided the cause of dandruff remains unknown?

Dandruff: Special shampoos from the drugstore can treat dandruff. Common ingredients include:
ketoconazole fights dandruff-causing fungus.
Salicylic acid gets rid of flaky skin but can be drying.
Selenium sulfide slows the buildup of dead skin cells and fights fungi.
Tar slows dead skin cell buildup, but may discolor blonde, gray, or color-treated hair.
Zinc pyrithione attacks the cause which is fungus. ...Read more

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What's a natural treatment to get rid of dandruff?

Tea tree shampoo: Can be very helpful with dandruff. It will help over time. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dandruff problem of hair?

What is the best treatment for dandruff problem of hair?

Here are some...: Sorry to hear you've bothered by annoying dandruff, which is related with personal constitutional character but changing and evolving over aging, and there is no cure; so try the fair-priced available products from big brands and see - not from obscured "magic" ones; to get good control, you have to wash hair and use the product as advised gingerly once every 1-3 days. If intractable, see derm-doc ...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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Why is proper hair care important in dandruff treatment?

Depends: Dandruff, in and of itself is not a bad thing, lots people have it. However, it is unsightly and can lead to itching along with the scale and flaking. Treatment can reduce all these symptoms. For most people the problem isn't something that can be cured, but it can be controlled. Not sure if that answers your question. ...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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Best treatment for acne, rosacea, and dandruff?

Best treatment for acne, rosacea, and dandruff?

The one that helps U: Speak to your dermatologist for advise and treatment (s), there is no one best treatment, you doctor will try most safe, least expensive medications first, ...Read more

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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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My hair is very oily and full of dandruff no treatment worked, I want to use styling gels that doesn't 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 doesn't 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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What do you suggest if I have dandruff selenium sulfide treatment problems?

What do you suggest if I have dandruff selenium sulfide treatment problems?

Anti-dandruff 'poos: Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection.
Try other over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the 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.
See a Dermatologist if these don't work. Take care. ...Read more

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How well does selenium sulfide in the treatment of persistent, chronic dandruff work?

How well does selenium sulfide in the treatment of persistent, chronic dandruff work?

Anti-dandruff 'poos: Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection. Selenium sulfide should work well but you can also try dandruff shampoos that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the 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.
See a Dermatologist if these don't work. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi I have severe dandruff on my scalp and now its around the eyebrows as well. It feels really itchy I have big flakes is the treatment for this?

See below: Sounds like seborrheic dermatitis---washing the area with selsum blue helps the eyebrows and using the same shampoo, or coal tar shampoo, or head shoulders can help treat it. ...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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What is best treatment for seborrhea (dandruff like) in a child's hair? 6 year old girl

Selinium: Based shampoos are best suited for dandruff treatment, or other anti dandruff shampoo, several are commercially available, ask your drugstore, most important is to use it regularly for few weeks, if no improvement see a dermatologist, goodluck ...Read more

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What is best treatment for dandruff? Does it cause hair loss? And how to make my hair thick and longer coz it seems stop growing?

What is best treatment for dandruff? Does it cause hair loss? And how to make my hair thick and longer coz it seems stop growing?

Dandruff shampoo: Regular washes with dandruff shampoo are the best way to prevent dandruff. You may need to shower daily or even twice a day. In order to make your hair thick, eat well (fruit, vegetables, and protein) and take a multivitamin. If that doesn't work, you might try taking Folic Acid or biotin which are essential ingredients for hair growth. Thyroid or other medical problems may also thin hair. ...Read more