Dry and flaky skin in the scalp is called dandruff. It makes the scalp itchy, and oily-looking flakes of dead skin can be seen on the hair, neck, and shoulder. It is not a serious condition and can be controlled by using shampoos that contain zinc pyrithione, tar, selenium sulfide, or Ketoconazole.

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I have severe hair fall and dandruff accumulation. Please guide me with some remedies.

Query: Hello doctor,I face severe hair fall at almost every scratch through the head, leading to a decrease in density near the forehead. Also, a lot of dandruff accumulation is there on the head. Please guide me with some remedies.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the history you provided and the picture I viewed (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), dandruff, also called seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp, appears to be slightly oily. Dandruff can occur due to hormone fluctuations in the body, an imb...  Read Full »

What are the methods available to cure my dandruff?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from dandruff for more than a year. I am a prefinal year student and my gender is female. Please suggest a solution for dandruff. Can I use One shot dandruff killer?  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Shakeel Akthar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dandruff is formed due to oily scalp. If you are using oil for hair, please avoid it. Dandruff cannot be cured permanently. It can only be controlled. For now, use Ketoconazole shampoo (Nizral shampoo twice weekly for three weeks and thereafter once it is controlled, us...  Read Full »

Is my dandruff contributing to the acne on my cheeks and small bumps on my forehead?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old, and I have acne on my cheeks and little lumps on my forehead. Is my dandruff contributing to the problem? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Dandruff can be due to multiple reasons including hormonal changes, and dietary factors including oily and fried food, sweets, red meat, milk, and dairy products. It can also be due to climate change, the use of a h...  Read Full »

I am suffering from hair loss and dandruff for three to five months. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. For the last three to five months I am facing an unusual amount of hair loss. And I have dandruff issues. At present dandruff is a bit less but still facing hair fall problems. I am really in need of help. What should I do? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many reasons for hair fall or thinning of hair on the scalp. So first and foremost we have to find the cause with the help of detailed history and examination. Some of the common causes are nutritional deficiency, hormonal causes like androgenic alopecia or pa...  Read Full »

I have had dandruff issues, pus-filled pimples on my scalp, hair fall, and thin hair. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had dandruff ever since I was a child and was prescribed dandruff shampoo and antifungal medicine. During my teenage years, I began getting dandruff on my eyebrows and mustache. At 19, I had thick flakes on my hairline. I used to pick them repeatedly, and the area would become re...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. I think you have seborrheic dermatitis. Hair look of uniform thickness all over, so at this moment it doesn't look like male pattern baldness (MPB). In MPB there is gradual thinning of hair and you start noticing h...  Read Full »

I have had dandruff issues, hair fall, and hairline baldness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have hair fall issues and noticed hairline baldness. I have had dandruff since childhood and had dandruff issues on my eyebrows and mustache. I also have thick flakes on my hairline. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You are suffering from sebopsoriasis, it is an autoimmune disorder and is aggravated by dryness. At present, I would advise you to use Halobetasol Propionate and Salicylic Acidonce shampoo daily along with Clobetasol shampoo twice weekly. You can consult a specialist doc...  Read Full »

Please suggest solution for painful pus-filled pimples on scalp with dandruff.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a lot of pimples on the scalp. Pimples are with white pus. There is a lot of pain and a lot of dandruff along with this. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be having scalp folliculitis which is an infection of your glands on the scalp. It can sometimes be related to dandruff in which case scalp pustular psoriasis has to be ruled out. You need to reduce your sugar and milk or milk product intake. Reduce eggs and r...  Read Full »

I am suffering from dandruff and itching in the scalp. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have so much dandruff. My head itches a lot. I wash the head daily with shampoo. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Saira Mohsin

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Dandruff, also called seborrhoea, targets the scalps of many people, young and old. Unfortunately, it also leads to other skin issues like pimples and acne. Before discussing how to cure dandruff, let us understand ...  Read Full »

I have a rash on my face that has come back more aggressive than before. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and suffering from a rash on my face. The first breakout was around five weeks ago. I noticed a red spot above my left eyebrow after hearing a stressful news and eventually it spread to my chin and above my lip. I was at the beach and after around three days, the rash...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be seborrheic dermatitis or photodermatitis. Allergies may be playing a role. All these are visual diagnosis and the lab tests or biopsies have limited or no role. Seborrheic dermatitis is more commonly present with dandruff and similar rashes on the neck an...  Read Full »

I am a 17-year-old male with severe hair loss, irregular high hairline, and dandruff. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 17-year-old male. I have severe hair loss and a high and irregular hairline. I also have dandruff and lose lots of hair daily (about 40 to 50 hairs fall every day). What should I do?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Hair fall of up to 100 hairs per day is considered normal. Hair loss at your age is usually hormone-dependent hair loss. The irregular hairline is also natural and is not a cause for concern. I suggest you to foll...  Read Full »

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