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Dandruff

Information About Dandruff

We Have to Know about the Dandruff

  • Excessive shedding of the skin on the scalp
  • These flakes pose no health risk but can be itchy and cause embarrassment
  • It cannot be cured but it can be controlled

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • If effecting all over the head and there is excess hair fall?

Causes of Dandruff

  •  Excessive shedding of the skin of the scalp

Do’s and Don’ts-Dandruff

  • Don’t use the contaminated comb

Signs & Symptoms of Dandruff

  • A scaly scalp without inflammation or loss of hair

Medical advice for Dandruff

  • If home treatment does not improve the condition
  • If scaling is greasy and yellow
  • If the dandruff is localized in a few patches and is very itchy, this may indicate a fungal infection, dermatitis or psoriasis

Risk factors of Dandruff

  • More men than women have
  • Oily hair and scalp
  • A disease like Parkinson’s disease

Treatment for Dandruff

  • Herbal remedies may relieve the itching and dryness
  • The tar-based product is usually needed to subdue the greasy scales
  • In stubborn cases, a doctor may prescribe steroid lotion or cream.
  • Coal tar or salicylic acid lotion – loosen thick scaling

Self-care for Dandruff

  • Careful shampooing using over-the-counter anti-dandruff products
  • Massaging the scalp vigorously as you shampoo
  • Thorough rinsing
  • Don’t blow dry the hair
Treatment for Dandruff
Causes of Dandruff