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If I have a dandruff problem, how can I address it?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology

In brief: Shampoo

Dandruff is a scaling, itchy rash involving skin with abundant oil glands and hair. The oil, dead skin cells, and a yeast form a biofilm that appears as large flakes.
Using an antibiotic shampoo (selenium sulfide, zinc pyrite ions, tar), will break up the biofilm and reduce the yeast colonies.

In brief: Shampoo

Dandruff is a scaling, itchy rash involving skin with abundant oil glands and hair. The oil, dead skin cells, and a yeast form a biofilm that appears as large flakes.
Using an antibiotic shampoo (selenium sulfide, zinc pyrite ions, tar), will break up the biofilm and reduce the yeast colonies.
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