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excessive flaking of skin from the scalp, apparent as dry or greasy diffuse scaling with variable itching. It is the sign of a skin disease, such as seborrhea or a fungal infection. Treatment requires the use of shampoos containing pyrithione zinc, selenium sulfide, sulfur and salicylic acid, or tar shampoo used daily until the dandruff is under control.



grayish white scaly material that is desquamated from the epidermis of the scalp. The formation of dandruff may be a normal occurrence or a symptom of such skin diseases as seborrhea.


Scales of dry sebum formed on the scalp in seborrhea.


loose scales of dry dead skin shed from the scalp
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If the dandruff persists, you may want to consult a dermatologist, who may recommend stronger prescription shampoos and/or steroid lotions.
For confirmation, we epilated 4-6 lashes bearing the cylindrical dandruff and visualized the parasitic demodex mite under simple light microscopy.
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Repeat twice weekly to remove flakes and stop germs linked to dandruff.
In simple terms dandruff is thought to be due to a combination of an over-production of skin oil (sebum) and irritation from a yeast called malessizia.
Supuran and colleagues explain that dandruff involves an excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp.
Head and Shoulders is at the forefront when it comes to understanding scalp and dandruff problems, continuously striving to help consumers combat dandruff and related issues such as itchy dry and/or tight scalp.
PROstyle is a quick-absorbing light hair oil that controls dandruff naturally without any harmful chemicals.
Psychologically, it should be a bit of dandruff to be brushed off by the players.
IT'S estimated as many as half of us suffer from dandruff occasionally and it is more common in people in their twenties.
ASPIRIN can also treat dandruff - mix two to three pills in your normal shampoo.
I was successful but now I'm suffering from severe dandruff and hair loss.