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Doctor insights on: Thick Dandruff On Scalp

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What causes thick dandruff on scalp?

What causes thick dandruff on scalp?

Several posibilities: A fungus, malassezia lives on scalps of healthy adults without problems, sometimes growing out of control, feeding on oils inyour hair follicles. This can irritate your scalp and cause extra skin cells to grow, die and fall off, clumping with oil from your hair and scalp, making them appear white and flaky in your hair. You may also have eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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My scalp is itchy when i wash my hair. Thick dandruffs & a red scalp remains after washing. Hair growth is an issues too. Could this be yeast?

My scalp is itchy when i wash my hair. Thick dandruffs & a red scalp remains after washing. Hair growth is an issues too. Could this be  yeast?

Seborrheic dermatiti: This could be a condition called seborrheic dermatitis which is like eczema of the scalp. If you've used selenium shampoo as well as shampoo containing ketoconazole (both over the counter at low doses) i suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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It seems like all of my scalp "sheds" into thick dandruff peices. Ive tried everything, but this never goes away...ideas?

It seems like all of my scalp "sheds" into thick dandruff peices. Ive tried everything, but this never goes away...ideas?

NeedPrescriptionRx: If you have tried all different over the counter shampoos.Consult your doctor and you can get a prescription Shampoo like
Selsun Sulphide or Nizoral2% or Denorex etc.And follow the directions ...Read more

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I have dandruff problem.I have used all types of shampoo and medicine but nothing works. In my scalp there is layer of thick white flacks...

Thick Flakes/Scalp: You may not have dandruff but a scalp condition called psoriasis. You could also have a scalp fungal infection. You need to see a doctor to make sure of your diagnosis as the above conditions are treated different than dandruff. ...Read more

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I have dandruff-like deposit on my scalp and when i try to wach it it won't go. My hair falls heavily and sometimes i feal itchy. (Wavy & thick hair)?

I have dandruff-like deposit on my scalp and when i try to wach it it won't go. My hair falls heavily and sometimes i feal itchy. (Wavy & thick hair)?

DRY SKIN/HAIR LOSS.: DOWNLOAD SKIN DEEP APP ONTO YOUR PHONE
STOP TAKING TOO MANY SHOWERS
APPLY COCONUT OIL EVERY NIGHT TO YOUR HAIR
IF YOU HAVE HARD WATER IN YOUR SAUDI ARABIA,IT CAN MESS YOUR HAIR BIG TIME.DRINK LOT OF WATER.TAKE BIOTIN VITAMIN FOR FEW MONTHS.MOST IMPORTANT CHECK FOR IRON DEFICIENCY AND HYPOTHYROIDISM WHICH ARE EXTREMELY COMMON CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS.LACK OF SLEEP IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CAUSE OF LOSS. ...Read more

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I have thick patchy layers of dandruff stuck to my scalp which itches i think is either cradle cap or seborrheic derm how can I permanently cure (19yr?

I have thick patchy layers of dandruff stuck to my scalp which itches i think is either cradle cap or seborrheic derm how can I permanently cure (19yr?

Have it looked at: You may be dealing with a scalp fungus that may require a prescribed oral anti fungal agent.Creams don't penetrate the scalp deep enough to get at the hair root, so it can persist. If not, a good scalp care routine can be set up. ...Read more

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Does oily scalp causes more dandruff ?

No one knows: No one really knows what causes dandruff but it may be caused by the overgrowth of a normal fungus on your scalp. Usually it is helped by washing your hair frequently with a dandruff shampoo if that does not work then you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have recently had sores on my scalp at first i thought it was dandruff but it getting worse?

May not be dandruff: Sores on the scalp fit more with folliculitis (inflammation around the follicles). There could be many reasons for this. If they are painful, I would recommend starting with a salicylic acid shampoo (like Neutrogena T sal shampoo). If the sores persist, I would strongly recommend an evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I itch my scalp and with some white particles i also get a few black particles from my scalp. Is this dandruff?

I itch my scalp and with some white particles i also get a few black particles from my scalp. Is this dandruff?

Dandruff: Dandruff is one condition that is authenticated to the scalp. There are two forms in which dandruff can occur: oily; and dry. Those who have an oily scalp, could feel very itchy, eliciting the oil sediments in the form of minuscule granular particles. When the dandruff is dry in nature, the texture would be loose and flaky. They are characterized by parched and coarse scabs on the scalp. ...Read more

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The roots of my hsir hurt. My scalp hurts to the point it does not let up ever. No dandruff no outward signs of anthing. I need relief?

The roots of my hsir hurt. My scalp hurts to the point it does not let up ever. No dandruff no outward signs of anthing. I need relief?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Depression is not a moral failing, just a chemical imbalance in the brain. Exercise and medications can help.
Wish you good health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Dandruff and dry scalp?

Dandruff and dry scalp?

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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What causes scalp dryness and dandruff?

What causes scalp dryness and dandruff?

Dandruff: A yeast called malassezia. This fungus is one of the normal microscopic life forms that grow, along with certain bacteria, in your skin's oily secretion (sebum). Creams, foams or lotions containing an antifungal agent, such as ketoconazole (ketozole, extina), often help reduce flare-ups, supporting the idea that this yeast is a contributing factor. But seborrheic dermatitis is not contagious. ...Read more

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How to know if I have dry scalp or dandruff?

How to know if I have dry scalp or dandruff?

Treat for Dandruff : See Dermatologist.
Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection.
Try 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 scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. ...Read more

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Itching in scalp even if there is no dandruff.

Any new exposures: See your doctor for an exam and detailed history to try to diagnose the condition. ...Read more

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What to do about dry flaky scalp (not dandruff)?

What to do about dry flaky scalp (not dandruff)?

Wash hair frequently: to prevent dry flaky scalp using a moisturizing shampoo and crème rinse or conditioner. Try anti-dandruff shampoo if this does not help. ...Read more

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Why is my scalp smelly with itchy orangish dandruff ?

Why is my scalp smelly with itchy orangish dandruff ?

Dandruff: Todd you need to go see your Family Doctor or Pediatrician first to look at this. You may have an infection on your scalp causing this. They may refer you to a dermatologist. Either way you don't have to put up with this irritating stuff on your scalp. ...Read more

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What can I do about itchy oily scalp with tons of dandruff!?

Wash hair regularly: Wash your hair regularly using dandruff shampoos like head and shoulders or t-gel. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for super itchy and dandruff filled scalp?

Scalp shampoos: Head and shoulders and there are a few tar preparations for really severe cases. Another thing to try is scalp oil treatments- especially hot oil treatments... ...Read more

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I have had severe dandruff for 6 years. it's all over my scalp and eyebrows. what can I do?

Seborrhea: Usually when "dandruff" appears as flakiness over the eyebrows, it is not simple dandruff. Probably seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. I would recommend a consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to control hairfall? I really need to do something abt it.. My scalp has dandruff and is oily.

Hair Loss: Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by itching and flaking of the skin on your scalp. Although dandruff isn't contagious and is rarely serious, it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat. Dandruff does not cause hair loss.
The american hair loss association recommends Minoxidil for those who have not responded favorably to Finasteride or the use of both. ...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