Dandruff

A scalp condition that causes scaly patches/flakes of skin to appear.

CAUSES

Causes may include

  • Seborrhoic dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Allergic reactions to use of some products
  • Eczema
  • Ring worm
  • Poor hygiene is not necessarily be a factor

Symptoms

  • Itching
  • White flakes on the scalp

Management

For mild to moderate dandruff, brushing the hair often, use of anti-dandruff shampoos and cream maybe helpful

Pharmacological

Ketoconazole cream

Selenium sulphide

Coal tar

Salicylic acid

Tea tree oil

Learn more about Dandruff at emedicine.medscape.com/article/1108312/overview

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