Dandruf - Causes, Cure, Treatment of dandruf & Dandruff Home remedies


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Dandruf - Causes, Cure, Treatment of dandruf & Dandruff Home remedies

What is Dandruf?

Dandruff is a very common sclap problem. A morbid condition of the sclap is the emergene of dandruf which is caused by the excessive secretion of the sebaceous glands. Dandruf is infectious and personal articles like comb, towel, etc. of the patient should not be used by others.

Treatment of Dandruf:

The aim of treatment is to reduce the level of the yeast pityrosporum ovale on the scalp. Dandruff responds well to the use of medicated, anti-fungal shampoos, especially those containing, in order of effectiveness:

  • Selenium sulphide
  • Zinc pyrithione
  • Coal tar
  • Ketoconazole

The shampoo should be massaged into the scalp and left on for 3-5 minutes before being thoroughly rinsed. The hair and scalp should be shampooed with this type of shampoo 1-2 times a week.

Dandruff should improve within 1-2 weeks of starting treatment, but will commonly recur if treatment is stopped.




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