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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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How can I treat severe dandruff?

How can I treat severe dandruff?

Prescription : prescription shampoo or oral medication may help. See your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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How can I treat terrible dandruff on my daughter?

How can I treat terrible dandruff on my daughter?

Dandruff: How old is she? If she is young, it may be cradle cap- a type of childhood dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis. Use a dandruff shampoo such as Selsun Blue and let it soak into her hair during her bath. Scrub her scalp with a soft brush and rinse well. If it's not getting better, see her doctor. ...Read more

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Dandruff that is not treatable by any medication can be treated permanantly?

Dandruff that is not treatable by any medication can be treated permanantly?

No permanent cure: Dandruff is a chronic disorder of the skin that can be controlled or stabilized but there is not a cure. It tends to keep recurring especially when the scalp is dry or if irritated or stressed. ...Read more

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How would you treat dandruff?

How would you treat dandruff?

Dandruff: Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry skin flake off of the scalp. If you have dark hair or you’re wearing dark colors, you may notice the flakes in your hair or on your shoulders. Dandruff may also make your scalp itch. https://www.aad.org/public/skin-hair-nails/hair-care/how-to-treat-dandruff ...Read more

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How do I treat child dandruff?

How do I treat child dandruff?

Dandruff: Neutrogena shampoo is quite effective, over the counter. Excesive water (bath, showers) can dry scalp and skin causing itchiness and irritation. Use tepid water, is better than hot water. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat dandruff?

Dandruff Therapy: Ketoconazole shampoos (such as nizoral). Ketoconazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal agent that may work when other shampoos fail. It's available over-the-counter as well as by prescription. ...Read more