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How to stop dandruff in hair?

How to stop dandruff in hair?

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 (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 to stop the dandruff? Because of yhis I am loosing my hair. Can you give some solutions?

How to stop the dandruff? Because of yhis I am loosing my hair. Can you give some solutions?

Dandruff: First of all and quite interestingly dandruff does not cause hair loss! dandruff is a type of your irritation of the scalp which is thought to be related to the yeast on the scalp; that's why we use anti-yeast shampoos, like nizoral (ketoconazole). There are many ways to control this and some dermatologists use a liquid cortisone type solution for this that is applied at nighttime. ...Read more

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Non stop dandruff, what can I do?

Non stop dandruff, what can I do?

Vary The Shampoos: Shampoo your hair daily allowing the shampoo to remain on the scalp for 60 seconds prior to rinsing. Alternate the shampoo types (tar, selenium sulfide, head and shoulders). ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop dandruff once and for all?

No: Dandruff comes in varying forms and severity. There are excellent treatments but unfortunately there is no cure. You can discuss what treatment is right for you with your dermatologist. In general you can try a medicated shampoo until you see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is a good way to stop the itching & dandruff?

What is a good way to stop the itching & dandruff?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Many diseases can look the same. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3mnth old.Everyday I notice alot of hair on her pillow and ther is something like dandruff.is it normal? When does it stop falling?

My daughter is 3mnth old.Everyday I notice alot of hair on her pillow and ther is something like dandruff.is it normal? When does it stop falling?

Dandruff: Dandruff is quite common at this age and may cause hair loss with flakiness. The condition needs treatment with either OTC meds or prescription. To be sure, the baby needs to be examined ...Read more

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I have dandruff from past 5 years when I use a anti dandruff shampoo it will be less when I stop it becomes more and more over it's like patches please help ?

I have dandruff from past 5 years when I use a anti dandruff shampoo it will be less when I stop it becomes more and more over it's like patches please help 

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Seborrhea or eczema: you must be evaluated since although this sounds like seborrheic dermatitis and generalized seborrhea, you may have an allergic skin reaction: see a dermatologist for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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I don't have dandruff and my scalp is not dry..But my hair is falling at a faster rate. What should I do to stop hairfall?

I don't have dandruff and my scalp is not dry..But my hair is falling at a faster rate. What should I do to stop hairfall?

Be gentle: Avoid over-washing your hair. Don't apply shampoo directly to the roots. Distribute conditioner evenly through your hair. Avoid using hot tools (hair dryer, flat iron) every day. Use a deep conditioning treatment once a week. Do not comb or twist wet hair. Massage in warm olive oil or coconut oil and leave for 30-40 minutes before washing. Always use lukewarm (not hot) to wash your hair. ...Read more

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