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Controlling dandruff

Try these suggestions to control common dandruff:

Post by on Saturday, June 26, 2021

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Try these suggestions to control common dandruff:

â–ªShampoo regularly

Start with a mild, non-medicated shampoo. Gently massage your scalp to loosen flakes. Rinse thoroughly.

â–ªUse medicated shampoo for stubborn cases

Look for those containing pyrithione zinc, salicylic acid, coal tar or selenium sulfide in brands such as Denorex, Head & Shoulders, T/Gel etc. For best results, use a dandruff shampoo each time you shampoo.

â–ªUse tar-based shampoos carefully

These shampoos are strong dandruff deterrents, but they can leave a brownish stain on light-colored or gray hair. They can also make your scalp more sensitive to the sun. Check the label for ingredients. 

â–ªTreat your hair gently

Dandruff shampoos can be harsh on your hair and scalp. Use a conditioner regularly. For mild cases of dandruff, alternate dandruff shampoo with your regular shampoo.

â–ªSee a dermatologist

If dandruff persists or if your scalp becomes irritated or severely itchy, you may need a prescription shampoo to be used under the supervision of a dermatologist. An antifungal cream called ketoconazole often works against dandruff and is available as a shampoo as well.

Dr. Tasaduk Hussain Itoo

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