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Hair Loss - How Dandruff Can Lead To It?

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Dermatologist
Dermatologist, Delhi  •  19 years experience
Hair Loss - How Dandruff Can Lead To It?

Dandruff is the white particle which is usually shredded off on the shoulders. These particles are the result of dry and pale skin which when are formed on the scalp. Though the peeling of the skin is normal if it is severe, then the problem is considered as serious.

Causes and symptoms for the dandruff
Researchers have proven that dandruff will never produce any symptoms by itself. One of the most common reasons of the dandruff is known to be Seborrhea. Though dandruff seems to be a simple problem but it occurs as a red rash which creates itching. Seborrhea when effects on the scalp cause dandruff while on other parts that are ears, chest, face, forehead, in the folding of hands and back will have red itchy scars. There is no age limit restriction for dandruff to occur it affects people of any age group from newborn to older adults. This Seborrhea when affected on the scalp it does not give rise to hair loss problems instead hair growth will be slower than usual.

The most common causes for the dandruff are listed below:

  • Overgrowth of fungus on the scalp
  • Increased oil production
  • Hormonal changes
  • Stress
  • Neurological disorders
  • Irregularity in shampooing

Whom to approach for dandruff treatment?

The best solution is to take the treatment for dandruff. In order to take the treatment, it is essential to approach the dermatologist and discuss the issue to solve the problem. So the necessary medication or required useful cosmetics are recommended for curing of the dandruff problem.

Diagnosis for dandruff
In order to identify the issue, the dermatologist will first thoroughly examine the scalp of the person with the problem. In very severe cases only biopsy test is considered, where small patch from the scalp is taken and sent for testing. Then accordingly dermatologist will give proper medication along with the required treatment.

Treatments for dandruff
Treatments recommended by the dermatologists for dandruff will vary upon the severity. However, the common treatment will be including Cortisone based creams, Cortisone based lotions, topical anti-yeast shampoos and lotions.

Home remedies
The home remedies that are recommended by the dermatologists for reducing dandruff on the scalp will heal the problem to some extent. Here are some of the common remedies:

  • Medicated shampoos
  • Topical steroids
  • Antifungal creams
  • Lotions

It is most important that medicated shampoos need to include either one or more ingredients that help in reducing dandruff on the scalp. Those are:

The factors as mentioned above are the most commonly referred by the dermatologist. They help in the eradication of dandruff from the scalp. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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