Dandruff is a common scalp condition and nothing to worry about! This is what you may have heard from almost all. But, are you aware of the fact that this common skin condition may become uncommon sometimes and cause an awkward situation in public? You know it very well! Keeping psychological and social impact aside, dandruff has other day-to-day health impacts too. And most of us ignore these impacts and become habitual.
Dandruff is nothing but flaking off of dry skin on the scalp. It is considered some times as mild form of seborrheic dermatitis
Symptoms and Causes
Close to all have faced dandruff at least once in their lives. And nearly 50% of people suffer from the regular or seasonal problem of having dandruff. In most cases, dandruff takes place in the areas where hair growth is more like scalp , eyebrow, beard, etc.
The surge in dandruff is backed by many reasons. And the most common cause is oily scalp, A yeastlike fungus (malassezia) that feeds on oil and dry skin irrespective of skin type.
Other possible causes flaking off or scales on scalp are seborrheic dermatitis, sensitivity to hair care products, and skin conditions like psoriasis.
Irritating, itchy and dry scalp are noticeable factors at initial stages. However, many of us don’t bother about it at the primary stages. The symptoms may worsen and persist over the time.
Here are the concerns about dandruff and its treatment:
Skin Conditions: Certain skin conditions like psoriasis present like dandruff. Hence, it becomes necessary to check out the skin condition to obtain result-oriented treatment.
Mild dandruff resolves spontaneously with use of over the counter dandruff shampoos .Once dandruff is treated, it may recur again. Therefore, the treatment of dandruff is not a necessity but an option to keep your scalp dandruff free.
However, the most-effective dandruff treatment ensures it reduces its chances to grow periodically or seasonally. Treatment of dandruff consists of use of antifungal shampoos containing zinc Pyrithione, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, tar based ingredients.if the dandruff is severe oral antifungals are also prescribed.
Dr. Sindhuri Reddy checks out the medical history of patients to provide the best dandruff treatment for the long-term. It is advisable to follow all the instructions furnished by her for the best results.
Highly-skilled and experienced dermatologist Dr. Sindhuri Reddy attends patients at her clinic Eternoderm, equipped with the most advanced technologies. For dandruff treatment visit her clinic and get help.