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How can I get rid of dandruff/dry scalp?

Anti-dandruff 'poos. Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection. Buy over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. . Read more...

How can I get rid of a dry scalp/dandruff?

Anti-dandruff 'poos. Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection. Buy over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. . Read more...

Which is now the top product to use to get rid of dry scalp and dandruff?

Treating dandruff. A number of good over the counter products, particularly shampoos that can help with seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), such as tar shampoos, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole shampoo, zinc pyrithione and combinations of these. Salicylic acid shampoos can help break down the scale and wash it away. I recommend alternating two or three of these on a daily basis. If no help, see your dermatologist. Read more...

I have a really dry scalp that wont go away with dandruff shampoo, how do I get rid of it?

Seborrhea. You probably have seborrheic dermatitis; i'm an expert on that, because I have it too. Over-the-counter dandruff shampoos work on mild cases, but for more serious dryness you need a prescription shampoo such as loprox (ciclopirox) or clobex (there are many others). I often add an anti-inflammatory foam like Luxiq or olux, which can be aplied directly to the scalp and won't mess up your hair. Read more...
Seborrhea. Seborrheic dermatitis is thought to be due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and irritation from yeast. Seborrheic dermatitis appears to run in families. Stress, fatigue, weather extremes, oily skin, infrequent shampoos or skin cleaning, use of lotions that contain alcohol, skin disorders (such as acne), or obesity may increase the risk. Read more...