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1. What is dandruff?
A medical condition associated with the flaking of the scalp is called dandruff. Itching is the primary symptom of dandruff. It is commonly observed among individuals, but could be socially awkward and challenging to treat.
2. Is dandruff permanent?
No, dandruff is not permanent and can be controlled. Dandruff can be treated using a special shampoo that contains zinc pyrithione or selenium sulphide. There are natural remedies for treating dandruff as well.
3. What is the primary cause of dandruff?
There is no single exact cause that can be attributed to dandruff. The common causes are oily and irritated skin, and a condition called seborrheic dermatitis. The latter causes the skin cells to accumulate and create flakes.
4. Who can treat dandruff?
In most of the cases, dandruff can be treated without getting a doctor's help. There are home remedies and natural products that help get rid of dandruff. When the home remedies do not produce the expected results or if your scalp becomes swollen or red, you may consult a doctor dermatologist.
5. When does dandruff require medical treatment?
You may first choose any of the home remedies to get rid of dandruff. If these, or applying medicated shampoo to treat dandruff, does not help, you may talk to your dermatologist. If your scalp becomes red or swollen due to dandruff, you will need medical assistance.