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Does shampooing daily and dandruff cause hair fall?

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Does shampooing daily and dandruff cause hair fall?

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Answered by

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At January 12, 2024
Reviewed AtJanuary 12, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have had a dandruff problem for very long. So, I started shampooing my hair every day. Even then skipping even a single day of shampooing leaves my hair full of dirt and makes it completely oily. And an itchy scalp is always there no matter what I do. I have started losing a lot of hair recently and I think it is because of all the above problems I mentioned above. What would you suggest me to do?

Answered by Dr. Rabia Anjum

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

As you have told, you have a dandruff problem and oily scalp that is seborrheic dermatitis which can be mild or can be severe. And yes hair can fall due to dandruff problem. I will suggest a few things for this. For proper hair growth ensure proper diet with Vitamins and Minerals. For dandruff problem, use Zinc Pyrithione based shampoos. Take Biotin supplements that are very important for hair growth.

Treatment plan

Apply Zinc Pyrithione shampoo or Selsun blue shampoo three times per week. Take Biotin tablet supplements.

Preventive measures

Apply shampoo for 5 minutes and then wash it.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Rabia Anjum
Dr. Rabia Anjum

Dermatology

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