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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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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.

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

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My friend has a lot of dandruff, and it looks bad. How can she get rid of it?

My friend has a lot of dandruff, and it looks bad. How can she get rid of it?

Manage, not get rid: Seborrhea / dandruff and its relatives are not curable but are easily managed. Ketoconazole shampoo may prove your best friend; alternated with coal tar, selenium, blue drugstore dandruff shampoo, sulfur or whatever works. ...Read more

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I have bad dandruff and my head itches alot, what can I do to get rid of dandruff?

I have bad dandruff and my head itches alot, what can I do to get rid of dandruff?

See a derm: Dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis can be treated with topical steroids as well as medicated shampoos. See your dermatologist for a proper protocol to address your concerns. ...Read more

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Is there any way I can get rid of my bad dandruff without washing my hair as I have straightened my hair?

Is there any way I can get rid of my bad dandruff without washing my hair as I have straightened my hair?

No: A cortisone solution will help some. Wait 3 days, then OK to shampoo. There are shampoos made especially for use on chemically straightened hair, evidently sulfate-free. Swimming in chlorinated pool water or sea water may undo the process. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of very bad dandruff/dry scalp?

DANDRUFF SHAMPOO: You need to use a anti dandruff shampoo like head and shoulder with conditioner or selson blue. ...Read more

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What is a good way to get rid of really thick dandruff?

What is a good way to get rid of really thick dandruff?

Probable psoriasis: It is probably psoriasis-see a dermatologist for evaluation and prescriptions. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dandruff?

How do I get rid of dandruff?

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

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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?!

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?!

Derm. Dr. can check: With scalp changes after long-standing dandruff issues, a dermatology doctor can evaluate to see what is happening. The doctor may have some prescription medications to help normalized the scalp (instead of just using over-the-counter dandruff shampoos). ...Read more

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My daughter is 2month old and she has dandruff. How do I get rid of it?

My daughter is 2month old and she has dandruff. How do I get rid of it?

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

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Could you tell me what happens if my scalp is bleeding and how do I get rid of dandruff?

Could you tell me what happens if my scalp is bleeding and how do I get rid of dandruff?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This will give you the best answer. ...Read more

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My head has been very itchy lately. Could this be caused by my severe dandruff issue? How do I get rid of it?

My head has been very itchy lately. Could this be caused by my severe dandruff issue? How do I get rid of it?

Scalp Dermatitis: Itching, scaling and redness can be from either Psoriasis, Seborrhea or Eczema. The best OTC Tx is a shampoo containing either Zinc, Sulfur, Salicyclic acid, Ketoconazole or Tar or combination thereof ...Read more

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I have a really dry scalp that won't go away with dandruff shampoo, how do I get rid of it?

I have a really dry scalp that won't go away with dandruff shampoo, 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

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Can alo vera really work to get rid of dandruff?

Try it: You also want to try something that will probably actually work. Ketoconazole, sulfur, coal tar, selenium, blue dandruff shampoos. ...Read more

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Any tricks to get rid of dandruff (natural methods too)? It's really annoying...

Any tricks to get rid of dandruff (natural methods too)? It's really annoying...

Easy: There are lots of remedies and some of the best, including selenium, coal tar, sulfur are as natural as anything. A pharmacist can guide you. Ketoconazolw can help a lot ...Read more

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How to get rid of dandruff?

Controlled: See your dermatologist for the best therapy. This can only be controlled. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dandruff?

How to get rid of 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 to get rid of dandruffs?

How to get rid of dandruffs?

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

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How can I get rid of dandruff?

Try Some Shampoos: Otc shampoos such as selsun blue or head and shoulders can help. Others are neutragena t gel and nizoral (ketoconazole).
Try one of these to start and see what works. ...Read more

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