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My 2 year- old daughter has severe dandruff (big and flaky). Washing her hair twice a week is not keeping the problem under control. What can I do?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: See the Pediatrician

Dandruff (seborrhea) is common.
Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, or selenium are sold in many stores. Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A pediatrician or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections, histiocytosis, etc..., because 2 years is very young (there may be some unusual skin disorder).

In brief: See the Pediatrician

Dandruff (seborrhea) is common.
Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, or selenium are sold in many stores. Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A pediatrician or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections, histiocytosis, etc..., because 2 years is very young (there may be some unusual skin disorder).
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