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Skin Problems

Dandruff

Home Treatment - When to Call a Health Professional

Dandruff occurs when the skin cells of the scalp flake off. This flaking is natural and occurs all over your body. On the scalp, however, flakes can mix with oil and dust to form dandruff. Dandruff cannot be cured, but it can be controlled.

Home Treatment

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  • Try frequent and energetic shampooing with any shampoo. Wash hair daily if it controls dandruff.

  • If dandruff is excessive and itchy, try a dandruff shampoo (such as Head & Shoulders, Sebulex, or Tegrin). Work the dandruff shampoo into your scalp and leave it on for several minutes before rinsing.

When to Call a Health Professional

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Call if frequent shampooing or shampooing with a dandruff shampoo doesn't control dandruff.

 

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