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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

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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Solution for dry hair and dandruff?

Solution for dry hair and dandruff?

Dryness or seb derm: I try to distinguish between flaking and dandruff caused by dryness, which i'd treat with a gentle, fragrance-free shampoo and perhaps reduced frequency of shampooing, and seborrheic dermatitis, which is more often associated with oiliness and a 'greasy scale', which i'd treat with a medicated shampoo containing zinc, or tar, or selenium sulfide, or salicylic acid, or ketoconazole. ...Read more

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Is organic dandruff shampoo strong enuff for seb dermatitis of scalp?

Depends: It depends what is in it. If it doesn't have selenium or ketoconazole, the likelihood of it working is fairly low. ...Read more

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Skinny dry dandruff hair?

Dandruff: This responds well to Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Topical steroid solution might help with itching. See your physician to prescribe that. ...Read more

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In addition to dandruff shampoo, what else helps dry, itchy scalp? Hydrocortisone? Olive oil?

In addition to dandruff shampoo, what else helps dry, itchy scalp? Hydrocortisone? Olive oil?

Dry scalp: If your scalp is dry and itchy it is always possible that your shampoo is the cause. Some of the components in all shampoos can cause an allergic or irritant contact dermatitis. Topical steroids can help with the itch and any inflammation but treating the cause is the critical thing to do. ...Read more

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Seborrheic keratosis on scalp and hairfalling out, treatment?

Seborrheic keratosis on scalp and hairfalling out, treatment?

Seb K's: Seborrheic Keratoses are benign growths that can grow on any skin surface, head to feet. They don't usually cause "hair loss" but can displace some hair if they grow large in the scalp. ...Read more

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Can dandruff or dry skin cause greasy hair?

Not really: Flaking/dandruff can be the result of oily skin, which irritates the skin and causes flaking. Common mistake to think flaking is from dry skin, but if greasy hair then not dry skin so shampoos daily foroily skin helpful. ...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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Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Seb Derm : dandruff is caused by overgrowth a fungal organism. Try using an antidandruff shampoo such as ketoconazole and leave on for 5 min in shower. Also you may need a topical steroid for itching or redness. You can also try coconut oil to the scalp ...Read more

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Head and shoulders anti dandruff shampoo good for pityriasis versicolor?

Not potent enough: No it is not potent enough to treat pityriasis versicolor you need selsun sulfide, zinc pyrothione, miconazole, Clotrimazole and terbinafine all these are available over the counter in lotion form, shampoo or cream. ...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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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

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Could selsun blue cure waxy dandruff?

Could selsun blue cure waxy dandruff?

No: Dandruff can only be controlled. See your dermatologist if selsun blue does not control the dandruff. ...Read more

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I have an oily scalp and dry hair, used scalp shampoo caused my hair even dry; used mosturised shampoo caused my scalp even oily n itched, help?

I have an oily scalp and dry hair, used scalp shampoo caused my hair even dry; used mosturised shampoo caused my scalp even oily n itched, help?

Brush your hair: Using a natural bristle brush! not synthetic or plastic. Brush hair 50 strokes daily. It will distribute the oil into hair. So no more excess oily scalp and less dry hair. ...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