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Have excessive dandruff. How to get rid of it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:i am suffering from heavy dandruff
User:what can be done to get rid of it
User:i got to know that the mixture of lemon and coconut oil helps in reducing it
User:is it correct
Doctor:I will explain what dandruff is and then we will go forth with management
Doctor:Yes lemon and coconut oil may help
Doctor:It is caused by organism called Mallasezia furfur
Doctor:It usually happens after use of some medicines especially on the scalp
Doctor:Thus I will recommend to limit the use of medicines or anti-dandruff shampoos
Doctor:It may give temporary relief
Doctor:But dandruff comes back even more severe
User:so what can be done for permanent solution
Doctor:We can aim at reducing it
Doctor:It never gets cured
Doctor:Since it is considered as altered normal flora
User:so there wont be any side effects by using lemon and coconut oil .Right or what?
Doctor:Lemon and oil can be used
Doctor:Non-medicated mild shampoo can be used
Doctor:Do not wash your hair frequently
Doctor:Reduce hair washes to only 2 times a week
Doctor:It tends to grow in warm and humid conditions
Doctor:I will also make some recommendations about lifestyle
Doctor:We need to boost your immunity
Doctor:For this you need to take hygienic diet, clean drinking water, fruits and vegetables and daily 20 min exercise
Doctor:With these recommendations, dandruff should come down in less than a month
Doctor:Do you have any questions here?
User:thk u for your valuable suggestions
User:no .Thts it
Doctor:ok then
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