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Dandruff Treatment

Dandruff is quite common skin condition that affects the scalp causing an itchy scalp and scaling and flaky skin of scalp. Which is very frustrating for the patient, all type of scaling and dandruff is not the same different individual have different types of dandruff.

Tnsc offers complete solution for all type of severe itchy and chronic, dry and oily dandruff

Dandruff can be because of increase of oil activity, stress, hormonal changes, under lying scalp disease can be treated by oral and topical medication.

Dandruff
Causes
Symptoms
Treatment
What is Dandruff

Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp .It is common chronic scalp condition marked by itching and flaking of the skin on your scalp.

Dandruff and Seborrheic dermatitis each causes a scaling on the scalp that is often associated with itching .There are, however, distinctions between the two disorders. Dandruff is non-inflammatory, increased scaling on the scalp that represents the more active end of the spectrum of physiologic desquamation. 

Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory, erythematous, and scaling eruption that occurs primarily in “Seborrheic “areas i.e. those with high number and activity of sebaceous glands, such as the scalp, face and trunk. 
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Symptoms

The common symptoms of dandruff includes itching and white, oily flakes. There are several conditions including psoriasis, dry skin, Seborrheic dermatitis, or contact dermatitis, which present similar symptoms. Before beginning treatment, it is important to consult the dermatologists to make sure you’re treating the right condition. .

Causes
  • Seborrheic scalp
  • Increased oil activity
  • Unclean habits- Not shampooing often enough
  • Stress and Emotional problem
  • Hard shampoos
  • Exposure to severe cold
  • Sensitivity to hair care products
  • Pityrosporum oval organism (yeast)
Treatment

Dandruff can almost always be controlled, but treatment may take a little patience and persistence.

  • A daily cleansing with a gentle shampoo to reduce oiliness and skin cell buildup can often help mild dandruff.
  • Shampoos are classified according to the medication they contain-
  • Zinc pyrithione shampoos; contain an antibacterial and antifungal agent (zinc pyrithione) which has been to fight the fungus that causes dandruff.
  • Tar-based shampoo, contain coal tar, which slows cell turnover and reduces the formation of scaly flakes.
  • Shampoo containing salicylic acid
  • Selenium sulfide shampoos- Can prevent cell turnover and may help control the Malassezia fungus. These types of shampoos may discolor blond or gray hair and can cause significant discoloration in chemically treated hair, so follow the directions carefully and rinse well.
  • Ketoconazole shampoo contains a broad antifungal agent.
  • Topical corticosteroid for severe Seborrheic dermatitis Creams- two additional types of medication that

Help seborrhea and cortisone creams and antifungal creams together with medicated shampoos.

Cortisone Creams Reduce Inflammation

Scan be taken over the counter in either 0.5% or 1% concentrations. They are safe to use on the face and will often help in just a couple of days when applied twice daily. These products also are available as scalp lotions that are applied once a day, preferably on damp hair after shampooing. You can use scalp cortisone creams together with medicated shampoos. .

Antifungal Creams

These are more effective apparently because they reduce the number of yeast organisms living on the skin. Over the counter creams include 1% clotrimozole cream and miconazole cream 2% antifungal creams also are applied once or twice a day. . 

Dandruff shampoos usually work well. ‘Failure’ may be due to:

  • Infrequent use (may be required once daily to once weekly, often needed every 2-3 days)
  • Inadequate duration (may take a week to work )
  • Inadequate scalp contact (this is the most common cause of ‘failure’) - leave on scalp several minutes.
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