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Solution for dry hair and dandruff?

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Dr. Tara Passow
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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