Dandruff Causes and Treatment


    Dandruff is a condition of the scalp that causes flakes on the skin to appear. Dandruff is a common condition, which is marked by the itching. In some of the cases it can be embarrassing and may not be easy to treat.

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    Causes of dandruff:-

    The following are factors that may contribute to dandruff:

    Not enough hair brushing:-

    People who didn’t comb or brush their hair regularly may have slightly higher risk of having dandruff because, they are not aiding the shedding of skin that combing or brushing provides.


    People that has the yeast might  have the risk of having dandruff, so it is the logic to assume that yeast may play a part. Yeast sensitive people who get dandruff often will find it gets better during the warmer months and worse during the winter. UVA light from the sun counteracts the yeast. During the winter season, the skin gets very drier because of the cold air and also in overheated rooms (exposure to extreme temperatures), making the dandruff more likely. So sometimes it is not that easy to know whether it is yeast or just dry skin.

    Dry skin:-

    People with dry skin may tend to get dandruff more often. In winter the cold air is combined with the overheated rooms it is a common cause of having the symptoms like itchy, flaking skin. People with the dandruff may caused by the dry skin which tends to have small flakes of dandruff, but the flakes are not oily.

    Certain skin conditions:-

    People who has psoriasis, eczema and some of the other skin disorders that tends to have  dandruff much more frequently than the other people.

    Some illnesses:-

    Adults who has the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and some other neurological illnesses are more prone to having dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. Patients who are recovering from the heart attacks and strokes and some of the people with weak immune systems may have the dandruff more often than other people.

    Reaction to hair or skin care products:-

    Some people react to some hair care products with a red, itchy, scaling scalp. Many experts say that shampooing too often may cause dandruff as it can irritate the scalp.


    Some of the experts mean that the people didn’t consume enough foods that contain zinc, B vitamins, and some types of fats are more prone to dandruff.

    Mental stress:-

    Experts believe there may be a link between stress and many skin problems.

     Diagnosing dandruff:

     If you need not to consult a doctor to diagnose the dandruff. You can do this yourself. If you have find the characteristic of white flakes on your scalp, you have the dandruff.

    If you still want to see a doctor, no special preparations are needed to help the doctor diagnose dandruff. Diagnosis will be confirmed by looking at the scalp and skin. Anyone who might be start using some new hair care product may find it useful if they bring the bottles with them.

    If your dandruff gets no better after some weeks of self-treatment, you should then consider seeing your doctor, especially if there are red, swollen patches on the scalp.

    Treatments for dandruff:-

    Mainly two factors should be considered when you get to treat dandruff:

    • Your age
    • The severity of your dandruff.

    Your aim will be to stop the dandruff by slowing down the reproduction of skin cells, or counteract the yeast production that might be the cause.