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How Do I Get Rid Of Really Bad Dandruff
What to do if I have a party tomorrow and my dandruff just got pretty bad, how do I get rid of it quickly!?
Wash your hair - logical isn't it!
I have very bad dandruff. How do I get rid of it? I only use oils in my hair no hair grease. Are there any hair products to help prevent bad dandruff.
Shampoo: Stop the oils. Shower every day using a dandruff shampoo. If this is not satisfactory, see a dermatologist. You are likely to respond to shampoo, but may need a prescription. ...Read more
Is there any way I can get rid of my bad dandruff without washing my hair as I have straightened my hair?
Probable psoriasis: It is probably psoriasis-see a dermatologist for evaluation and prescriptions. ...Read more
Dandruff shampoo: You can start out with with dandruff shampoos such as head& shoulder, selsun blue, and /or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shamppo etc...Avoid excessive hot showers/baths, and use a bit of hair-conditioner may help. If these don't help, consult doc for an eval as other diseases which may cause "dandruff" appearing on scalp--such as seborrhea, psoriasis and deeper fungal infections etc...Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I've had dandruff for a long time and now red marks are started to show up, how do I get rid of these marks?!
Dandruff shampoo: Cradle cap builds up when the old skin flakes of the scalp are anchored to the skin by skin oils that act like glue. Normal tear free baby shampoos do not have the chemicals needed to loosen these flakes. Application of dandruff shampoo, keeping it out of the eyes, will gradually help. Gently teasing the flakes loose with a cuticle brush speeds the process. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This will give you the best answer. ...Read more
My head has been very itchy lately. Could this be caused by my severe dandruff issue? How do I get rid of it?
Seborrhea: You probably have seborrheic dermatitis; I'm an expert on that, because I have it too. Over-the-counter dandruff shampoos work on mild cases, but for more serious dryness you need a prescription shampoo such as loprox (ciclopirox) or clobex (there are many others). I often add an anti-inflammatory foam like Luxiq or olux, which can be aplied directly to the scalp and won't mess up your hair. ...Read more
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
Controlling dandruff: 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. ...Read more
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
Wash your hair more: First try a dandruff shampoo that is over the counter. If that does not work, I would see a dermatologist who could prescribe a prescription liquids for foams for your scalp. This problem is treatable but may not be curable. ...Read more
Scruff B Gone: Antifungal shampoos (tea tree oil, selenium sulfide 2.5%, Ketoconazole 2%, ciclopirox 1%, coal tar, salicylic acid, and sulfur]. Prescription taclonex, steroid lotion. Dr. Westfried says, "home remedies are Aspirin dissolved in olive oil to loosen scales and tea tree oil a dewdrops mixed with shampoo. Make sure that is not scalp psoriasis which is thicker and harder to treat." good luck! ...Read more
Many ways: You have a variety of choices and if for some reason your option has to be "natural", choose among sulfur, coal tar, selenium and ketoconazole, the latter a special gift from nature. If you get seriously sick, I hope you will opt for whatever works best regardless of origin. All types of medicine can and will help you. ...Read more