Published on Oct 09, 2015 and last reviewed on Sep 05, 2019 - 2 min read
Dandruff can be embarrassing and can be challenging to treat. Read the article to know about general facts and preventive measures of dandruff.
Read this article to know about the Ayurvedic procedure to treat dandruff.
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Dandruff can be controlled with the help of anti-dandruff shampoo, antifungals like Ketoconazole, Zinc pyrithione, and Selenium disulfide. Using coal tar helps the skin to shed dead cells and helps control dandruff.
The exact cause is not known, but dandruff is believed to be caused by the following factors:
- Seborrheic dermatitis.
- Insufficient combing or brushing your hair.
- Yeast infection.
- Dry skin.
- Frequent shampooing.
- Psoriasis and eczema.
- Patients who are chronically ill.
Dandruff results in white, flaky skin on the scalp with or without itching.
It is not advisable to shampoo your hair every day, even if you do not have dandruff. Shampooing your hair every day makes your hair dry and strips the scalp of natural oil and irritated. This worsens dandruff.
Dandruff cannot be permanently cured, but can only be controlled using home remedies and using anti-dandruff hair products.
Lemon is considered to be good for your hair and scalp. The pH of lemon maintains the pH balance of the scalp and helps clear excess oil, dirt, and dandruff flakes.
Shampoos that contain Ketoconazole, Selenium sulfide, or Zinc pyrithione as the active ingredient helps control dandruff.
Stress does not cause dandruff, but it aggravates or worsens an already existing dandruff problem.
Yes, dandruff can also be triggered by a fungus called Malassezia globosa. This fungus is naturally found on the scalp.
The symptoms include:
- White and oily skin flakes on the scalp.
- Itchy scalp.
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