Why do you have dandruff ?
Dandruff is a common scalp condition that causes flaking and itching of the scalp. It is believed to be a combination of several factors, including:
- Malassezia fungus: The Malassezia fungus is a type of yeast that is naturally present on the scalp. In some people, an overgrowth of this fungus can trigger an inflammatory response, leading to dandruff.
- Seborrheic dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin condition that affects areas of the body that have a high concentration of sebaceous glands, such as the scalp. It can cause dandruff as well as redness and itching of the scalp.
- Dry skin: Dry skin on the scalp can cause itching and flaking, leading to dandruff.
- Skin conditions: Certain skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, can cause dandruff-like symptoms.
- Hair care products: Certain hair care products, such as shampoos and conditioners, can irritate the scalp and lead to dandruff.
- Diet: A diet that is high in sugar, fat, and dairy products may contribute to the development of dandruff in some people.
Overall, the exact cause of dandruff may vary from person to person.
What can you do about it ?
Treatment options for dandruff typically involve a combination of medication and self-care measures like:
- Topical antifungal medications: Creams, shampoos, and lotions containing antifungal agents such as ketoconazole, ciclopirox, and selenium sulfide can help reduce the growth of Malassezia fungus on the skin and scalp.
- Hair peel: Just like face,peeling can be for deep cleansing scalp as well.
- Oral medications: In severe cases, a dermatologist may prescribe oral medications, such as oral antifungal agents to help reduce inflammation and itching associated with seborrheic dermatitis.
- Self-care measures: Self-care measures, such as regular shampooing with a gentle shampoo, avoiding harsh hair care products, and avoiding triggers such as stress, can help reduce the severity and frequency of seborrheic dermatitis outbreaks.
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