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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

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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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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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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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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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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Best treatment or any home remedies for dandruff?

Best treatment or any home remedies for dandruff?

Shampoos: Your best methods at home are: -wash your hair daily. Most people who wash their hair everyday have a lot less dandruff than people who wash less often -use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoos. Pick up two different types, put both in the shower, and from day to day switch between them. ...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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Can you explain the different dandruff treatments?

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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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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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'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 and see the available but no "over-expensive" from big brands' products; to get good control you have to wash hair and use the product as advised gingerly once every 1-3 days. ...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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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