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I have hair loss problem. And dandruff on my head. Can't get rid of dandruff. Is my hair fall due to dandruff? Thyroid is ok. No heredity of hair fall

I have hair loss problem. And dandruff on my head. Can't get rid of dandruff. Is my hair fall due to dandruff? Thyroid is ok. No heredity of hair fall

Separate problems.: The real name for "dandruff" is seborrheic dermatitis. Effective otc shampoos all contain either tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, or a combination of them, so look for those ingredients. Dandruff does not cause hair loss, so that is a separate issue, with many possible causes. Your dermatologist will have to run some tests to determine the cause. ...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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My son 2yr old n his hair falling alot no dandruff or wring worm but he's itching not to much his blood work came out nothing wrong with his thyroid ?

My son 2yr old n his hair falling alot no dandruff or wring worm but he's itching not to much his blood work came out nothing wrong with his thyroid 
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Reassuring: The fact his thyroid and blood work are normal is good. The itching is still suspicious for either infection or allergic reaction. Some ring worm infections can be trickier to see and it might be time for a dermatologist to look at the hairs to see if they can find the problem. Diet issues can also cause hair loss as can stress. Let your doctor know you are still worried. Here is some more info- http://www.hairlosstalk.com/hair-loss-children/ ...Read more

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I have more hair fall for last 5 months even i don't have dandruff , fever, iron deficiency, thyroid, tension job , please suggest me ?

I have more hair fall for last 5 months  even i don't have dandruff , fever, iron deficiency, thyroid, tension job , please  suggest me ?

Few common ones: Severe and prolonged illness, chemo, medication/withdrawal of such (i.E ocps), and following pregnancy are few common examples of causes of hair loss(falling-out). These will grow back in time. U lose about 150 hair per day, but those with longer hair and braid/tie their hair see fall-out more during showering because the fallen hair are still held in tie until release/shower/brushing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is dandruff hereditary?

Is dandruff hereditary?

Dandruff: Yes, definite inherited tendency but environment plays a big role. Stress, weather, internal disease, hygiene. ...Read more

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How to control dandruff?

How to control dandruff?

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 dandruff..Pls help?

I have dandruff..Pls help?

Many options: Otc dandruff shampoos containing zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, ketoconazole can all help. If they don't help then you will need to see a doctor to get prescription strength shampoos that contain stronger steroids, anti-keratolytics (ie: urea), and higher strength salicylic acid and anti-fungals. ...Read more

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Is dandruff hereditary? How?

Is dandruff hereditary? How?

Yes: It is associated with seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis both inherited as polygenic disorders. ...Read more

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How would you treat dandruff?

How would you treat 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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I have dandruff please help me?

I have dandruff please help me?

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 psoriasis and fungal infections etc...Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to avoid dandruff probllem?

Sometimes you cant: But wash your hair with tea tree oil shampoos. Have a healthy diet- no sodas, processed foods. Stop dairy. Eat more fresh fruits and veggies. See if that helps some. Head and shoulders and selsun blue shampoos can also be useful...I refer less chemical products. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more