MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DVD
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Dandruff can only affect the scalp.
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Dandruff can affect any area of the body that has hair or has tiny hair follicles. Apart from the scalp it also affects the eyebrows, ears, beards , side of the nose and the central part of the chest, though it is less common.
Aspirin can prevent dandruff.
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Aspirin contains salicyclic acid, an active ingredient that is present in anti-dandruff shampoos. Crush two aspirin tablets to powder and add that to your daily shampoo. Wash your hair with this mixture for 1-2 minutes. Then rinse it off with water and then wash again with plain shampoo. This routine is very effective in treating dandruff.
Which one of these things when done frequently can prevent dandruff?
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People are under the impression that if they shampoo frequently, they would end up with dry, flaky scalps. This impression is largely due to the myth that dandruff is a result of dry scalp when in reality it is caused due to an oily scalp. If you do not wash your hair enough then oil and skin cells build up on the scalp causing dandruff.
Dandruff is caused by which one of these?
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The fungus that causes dandruff is called Mallassezia fungus. It is a normal and healthy fungus found on the scalp.
Mouthwash can treat dandruff.
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Mouthwash does not only clean your mouth but also your scalp. The trick is to use an alcohol based mouthwash. Wash your hair with a regular shampoo then rinse it with mouthwash which must be followed by application of conditioner. Mouthwash has anti-fungal properties which help to prevent the growth of dandruff causing yeast on the scalp.