Dandruff is flakes of dead skin that form on the scalp. As it is normal for skin cells to die and flake off, a small amount of dandruff is normal and in fact quite common. Some people, however, either chronically or as a result of certain triggers, experience an unusually large amount of flaking, which can be not only a visual nuisance, but is also often accompanied by redness and irritation. Most cases of dandruff can be treated with the proper shampoo.


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Dandruff Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... For most people, the symptoms of dandruff are unmistakable: white, oily-looking flakes of dead skin that dot your hair and shoulders and an itchy, scaling scalp. But it''s not quite that simple &mdash...
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... At one time or another, dandruff has been blamed on dry skin, oily skin, shampooing too often or not often enough, a poor diet, stress, and the use of too many fancy styling products. Although some of...
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Dandruff Treatment

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... Dandruff is a chronic condition that can almost always be controlled, but it may take a little patience and persistence. In general, mild scaling can often be helped by daily cleansing with a gentle s...
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... You can''t prevent dandruff, but you can take steps to reduce your risk: Learn to manage stress. Stress affects your overall health, making you susceptible to a number of conditions and diseases. It c...
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Dandruff Other

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... If dandruff is the only thing standing between you and a closet full of basic black, you''re not alone. At any one time, millions of Americans have this chronic scalp disorder, which is marked by itch...
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Dandruff Treatment

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... Definition Seborrhea Seborrhea consists of a fine scaly rash with oily skin, in well-defined areas of the face (mid-forehead, sides of the nose, eyebrows and lids), scalp, chest and back. Redness and ...
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