Dandruff is the dead skin that sheds from the scalp area.
Symptoms of Dandruff
Flakes on the scalp and hair
Itching on the scalp and nape area
Redness on the scalp
Irritation on the scalp
Tingling sensations on the skin
Causes of Dandruff
Chemicals that cause flaking especially in soaps, shampoos and conditioners or frequent shampooing that causes the skin to go dry and flaky.
Large amounts of flaking due to certain triggers.
Shampoo or conditioner not washed thoroughly with water.
Sensitivity towards certain hair and scalp products.
Skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis etc.
Fungal infection of the scalp.
Treatment of Dandruff
Consultation Consultation is imperative to diagnose the cause of dandruff.
Anti-fungal treatment Anti-fungal or medicated shampoos are most effective to treat dandruff.
Medication Oral medication could be prescribed to treat itching, irritation and redness caused by dandruff.