Dandruff

What is Dandruff?

Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal.

Questions and answers on "Dandruff"

Hi Doctor My brother is having dandruff and hairfall problem and hes not using any oil but one day from hair wash his hair becomes oily. Can u suggest a solution

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
ketoconazole shampoo

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Dandruff is a fungal infection.
The fungus destroys hair and hence there is hair fall.
Oil in fact supplies more nutrition to fungus hence it must be avoided.
Ask him to apply ketoconazole shampoo daily and avoid oil.
He will get good...

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Hello Doctor

My wife has itching on her body and head as well. She has dandruff in her hair. This happens frequently and when she takes citrizen then she feels okay.

Can you suggest treatment.

Thanks!


doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No skurff and sebowash

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Dandruff can be treated with the help of combination of a stay on lotion and shampoo.
She can apply no skurff lotion in night over her scalp and wash off in morning with sebowash shampoo.
She can use these twice a...

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my 2 year baby has bad dandruff issue. I am using 8x zpto shampoo for him. is it safe

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Safe to be used

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

Ketoconazole, Zinc Pyrithionone (ZPTO) 8x shampoo is safe to be used for your 2 year old baby. You need not worry and can use it safely. It is likely to be effective for dandruff...

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i am having problem of dandruff in winter season. pl suggest solutions to remove Dandruff.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Use a coal tar and salicylic acid based shampoo

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr.kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.

For dandruff resistant to routine antidandruff shampoo you may use a coal tar +...

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Can you please suggest shampoo or any other thing for dandruff. It is bothering me so much now in winter

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
sebowash and noskurff

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
You can apply noskurff lotion in night and sleep.
In day you can use sebowash shampoo to wash your hair.
This will give you relief.
Let me know if you have any other doubt.
Wishing you a good health.
Thank you...

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hi doc I hav concern for dandruff. ..which is very serious. evn if I wash my hair on daily basis its visible all over my scalp.. plz give a solution fr this as earlier also I had written about the same thing and follod what doc instrctd but it din work out. cn yu suggest medicine fr this plz.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
sebowash, noskurff

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Dandruff mainly happens due to over production of sebaceous glands and super added fungal infection.
You need a combined approach.
Apply noskurff lotion at night and sleep.
Its an anti fungal lotion
In morning wash with sebowash shampoo....

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Sir,
I have dandruff insetting once winter comes in.
I have a slightly dry skin.
What are the shampoos and medicine I can use to avoid dandruff.

Apart from oil, i generally use the himalaya hair nourishing cream .

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Noskurff

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Winters cause dryness of skin and hence lead to dandruff.
You can apply noskurff scalp lotion in night and wash your scalp with ketoconazole shampoo.
To prevent dryness of hair use a conditioner while taking bath. You can use...

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i am suffering from dandruff. the dandruff is there even after washing my hair. the dandruff is making my hair oily within a day after

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
use Nizral shampoo

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Dandruff occurs due to fungal infection of the scalp. This requires careful treatment.

Initially, we begin treatment with topical Nizral shampoo every alternate days in a week for the fungus to be washed away. Then you can repeat the...

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I get too much dandruff on my eyelashes. It is difficult to clean the same. What is the reason for the dandruff? Is it protien deposition? It mostly happens in the night. ANd while cleaning, the eye gets a lot of irritation

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
photograph required

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Probably you are suffering from seborrhea.
If possible upload a photograph of the affected area. This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis and a better way of management. There is an option to upload photos on...

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hi

how to increase hair growth faster

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Follow advise as described below

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Hair growth is dependent upon balance between new hair growth and falling hairs.
To increase hair growth you should take nutritious diet containing...

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Recent questions on  Dandruff

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Hi! my two months old daughter develops a thin layer of white dandruff, or so i presume, only on her fontanelle area, every after 3/4 days. she doesnt have dandruff anywhere else on her scalp though....so I m not sure if it is dandruff....pls advise....I routinly wash it away when shes in the bath.....is that ok?...FYI: I do give her an olive oil full body/head massage every day.

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