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Dandruff : Introduction , Causes , Symptoms , Risk Factors


Dandruff may be a 
common condition that causes the skin on the scalp to flake. It isn't contagious or serious. But it can be embarrassing and difficult to treat.

Mild dandruff is often 
treated with a mild daily shampoo. If that does not work, a medicated shampoo may help. Symptoms may return later.

Dandruff is taken into account to be a light sort of seborrheic eczema. In babies, seborrheic dermatitis is called cradle cap.


Dandruff signs and symptoms may include:


Ø  Skin flakes on your scalp, hair, eyebrows, beard or mustache, and shoulders

Ø  Itchy scalp

Ø  Scaly, crusty scalp in infants with cradle cap

The signs and symptoms could also be 
more severe if you're stressed, and that they tend to flare in cold, dry seasons.


Dandruff may have several causes, including:


Ø  Irritated, oily skin

Ø  Not shampooing enough

Ø  A yeastlike fungus (malassezia) that feeds on oils on the scalps of most adults

Ø  Dry skin

Ø  Sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis)

Ø  Other skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema

Risk factors

Almost anyone can have dandruff, but certain factors can cause you to 
more susceptible:

Age - Dandruff usually begins in young adulthood and continues through time of life. That doesn't mean older adults don't get dandruff. For some people, the problem can be lifelong.

Being male - Because more men have dandruff, some researchers think male hormones may play a task.

Certain illnesses - Parkinson's disease and other diseases that affect the system a nervous 
also seem to extend risk of dandruff. So does having HIV or a weakened system.



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