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Please tell me an effective medicine for yellow dandruff, I have this problem in last 10 years. I try many treatments. My blood group ab+.?

Please tell me an effective medicine for yellow dandruff, I have this problem in last 10 years. I try many treatments. My blood group ab+.?

Seborrhea: Or seborrheic dermatitis is the cause of your yellow dandruff. Try these shampoos listed from weak to strong: head & shoulders, selsun blue, z-tar. A foaming corticosteroid cream like Luxiq may also be very helpful. ...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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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?

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

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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Why is proper hair care important in dandruff treatment?

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

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Doctor told me to use elocom mometasone furoate lotion for 1 week to treat dandruff is this medcine for dadruff treatment and does it works?

It will help you: But you will need therapy for a long time. Usually no prescription is needed. Shampoo daily even if the label says twice a week. Common shampoos for dandruff include Selsun, Head & Shoulders, DHS Zinc, DHS Sal, Nizoral, ketoconazole, T Gel, T Sal. You can also find OTC hydrocortisone solutions. ...Read more

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How can I clear dandruff in my hairs using home treatment and stop hair fall please tell me and my father olso not have hairs so it is genetic help me?

Dandruff shampoo.: Using over the counter dandruff shampoo will be helpful. Try one that contains zinc pyrithione. Let the dandruff shampoo sit on your scalp for 10 minutes prior to washing it off. While it is important to calm inflammation in the scalp to reduce shedding of hair, you may have a genetic component also. See your dermatologist for full evaluation and management. ...Read more

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What are some good treatments for dandruff?

What are some good treatments for dandruff?

Multiple: Dandruff is common, so common in fact that there are commercials on tv for it. Control is key here, as there may be no cure (just like there is no cure for hunger- eat and 6 hours later you'll be hungry again). I suggest people alternate dandruff shampoos, (t-gel, t-sal, head & shoulders) and let them sit on the scalp for 5 minutes prior to washing off (or if the scalp feels like it's burning.). ...Read more

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Can you explain the different dandruff treatments?

Shampoo: For uncomplicated dandruff, shampoos containing salicylic acid, selenium sulfide, tar, or zinc pyrithione are effective in reducing the biofilm that form the scales. ...Read more

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My 3 months baby has dandruff kindly tell me the cause anand treatments?

Sikin oils+ dead skn: Infants often have "cradle cap" which is a process where their natural skin oils combine with old skin cells & form a thick layer on the scalp. Baby shampoos are designed to be mild & not irritate the eyes & do not have the chemicals in them to loosen the dead skin. Careful regular use of dandruff shampoo & a soft brush will usually end the problem but it takes a while. ...Read more

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What are good dandruff treatments for forehead/bald patches?

OTC Antidandruff: Use any over the counter anti dandruff shampoo as a face wash. It doesn't care where you use it and works equally well all over. ...Read more

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My scalp is often itchy and flaky, and it feels like scabs. Sometimes there's a little blood when I scratch it. I've tried dandruff shampoos but they haven't worked. I've also tried off-the-shelf treatments but they sting. What can I do?

My scalp is often itchy and flaky, and it feels like scabs. Sometimes there's a little blood when I scratch it. I've tried dandruff shampoos but they haven't worked. I've also tried off-the-shelf treatments but they sting. What can I do?

See dermatologist: In order to find the right treatment, one needs to identify the problem. Aside from a contact allergy to hair preparations, you may have condition such as seborrhea or psoriasis. Thus a dermatology consult would likely be the best option for you. ...Read more

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Hi there Dr. Matthew! I've been experiencing scalp itching for months now, and I've been using lice shampoo and dandruff treatments for a while. But nothing seems to be working!

Hi there Dr. Matthew! I've been experiencing scalp itching for months now, and I've been using lice shampoo and dandruff treatments for a while. But nothing seems to be working!

See answer: Best wld be to see a dermatologist who can examine you and be able to give u proper treatment. If u still want to try a home remedy use white vinegar daily on ur scalp and have head bath after 10-15 minutes. It helps to put organic coconut oil on the scalp for 15 minutes prior to putting the vinegar. ...Read more

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Good treatment for dandruf?

Best would be: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I had been seeing so many doctors and treatment concerning danduruf but it won't last long it appear again in my hair and in same part of my facewhy?

I had been seeing so many doctors and treatment concerning danduruf but it won't last long it appear again in my hair and in same part of my facewhy?

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 scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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I have something like dundruff near my nose close to chin and also on my eyebrows with dundruff on hair can I get the best treatment?

If you already used: Antidandruff shampoo and did not have any luck, do not waste your time and resource. Get an appointment with dermatologist however difficult it may be and get the right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more