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Do You Have Difficulty in Dealing with Dandruff?

Written by
Dr. Vinay Kumar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

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.

Do You Have Difficulty in Dealing with Dandruff?

Dandruff is a condition of the scalp and hairs, in which dry, white flakes tend to accumulate and show up on the scalp and the hairs.

Facts About Dandruff

Preventive Measures

Ayurvedic procedure

Read this article to know about the Ayurvedic procedure to treat dandruff.

If the symptoms persist even after following above measures or if you experience soreness and redness of skin, then it is time to consult your dermatologist online -->

Frequently Asked Questions


How to get rid of dandruff?

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.


What causes 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.


What does dandruff look like?

Dandruff results in white, flaky skin on the scalp with or without itching.


Should I wash my hair every day if I have dandruff?

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.


How can I remove dandruff permanently?

Dandruff cannot be permanently cured, but can only be controlled using home remedies and using anti-dandruff hair products.


Is lemon good for dandruff?

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.


What is a good dandruff shampoo?

Shampoos that contain Ketoconazole, Selenium sulfide, or Zinc pyrithione as the active ingredient helps control dandruff.


Does stress cause dandruff?

Stress does not cause dandruff, but it aggravates or worsens an already existing dandruff problem.


Is dandruff caused by fungus?

Yes, dandruff can also be triggered by a fungus called Malassezia globosa. This fungus is naturally found on the scalp.


What are the symptoms of dandruff?

The symptoms include:
- White and oily skin flakes on the scalp.
- Itchy scalp.

Last reviewed at:
05 Sep 2019  -  2 min read




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