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Dandruff

Dandruff is a common chronic scalp condition marked by flaking of the skin on your scalp. Although dandruff isn't contagious and is rarely serious, it can be embarrassing and sometimes difficult to treat.

The most common cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis (seborrhea), which tends to occur on the scalp, ears, face, mid-chest, and mid-back. The cause of seborrhea is unknown, although a yeast that often lives on the skin,

Causes:

  •  Irritated, oily skin
  •  Not shampooing often enough.
  •  A yeast-like fungus (malassezia)
  • Sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis)
  • Stress.
  • Weather conditions.
  • Fatigue.

  SYMPTOMS

- Greasy, oily areas of skin

- Skin scales — white and flaking, or yellowish, oily, and adherent — “dandruff”

- Itching — may become more itchy if infected

- Mild redness

- Hair loss

Treatment:

- Medicated anti dandruff shampoos.

- Anti fungal treatment orally.

- Creams to apply.

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