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Dandruff is a shedding of the
skin on the scalp that leads to white flakes on the head, neck, and
Dandruff may be caused by a
form of a skin condition called
eczema, which causes increased shedding of normal
scalp skin cells. Dandruff can also be caused by a
fungal infection. Hormonal or seasonal changes may
make dandruff worse.
Common symptoms of dandruff
include white, oily-looking flakes of dead skin in your hair and on your
shoulders and an itchy, scaling scalp. Your scalp can be either excessively dry
Home treatment often helps
prevent and get rid of the symptoms of dandruff.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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