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How can you treat smelly scalp on clean hair?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Smelly scalp syndrom

Smelly scalp occurs when there is increase in bacterial growth in the scalp.
The bacteria thrive on oil in the hair and scalp and they give odor which smells, it is not a hygiene problem like not taking bath or shower.It can also be due to hormonal balance and/or bad nutrition.A dermatologist can help like sulphur shampoos, and change your towel, hair brush and pillow case.

In brief: Smelly scalp syndrom

Smelly scalp occurs when there is increase in bacterial growth in the scalp.
The bacteria thrive on oil in the hair and scalp and they give odor which smells, it is not a hygiene problem like not taking bath or shower.It can also be due to hormonal balance and/or bad nutrition.A dermatologist can help like sulphur shampoos, and change your towel, hair brush and pillow case.
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