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Dandruff - Prevention

Last Updated on Jul 24, 2020
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Prevention of Dandruff

Seborrheic dermatitis prevention or cure has no guidelines. It is usually chronic problem; it can however be effectively treated or controlled

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Dry skin can also predispose to dandruff. When the epidermal or horny layer of the skin is unable to produce lipids as rapidly as normal skin, dry skin results. In this condition Soaps, disinfectants and excessive washing of the skin can remove the lipids from the horny layer and thus cause further dryness and aggravate the condition.

The severity of the condition can be minimized by the following measures-

  • Lifelong cleanliness and hygiene holds the key to controlling this condition
  • Use an oil-balanced formula for an oily skin
  • Diet: Eat a well balanced and healthy diet.
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  • Sunlight maybe good for dandruff as during summer season people suffer less from the condition.
  • Avoid chemical treatments, using soaps or detergents in the affected area. They may cause drying and induce the condition to flare up.
  • Avoid exposure to extreme weather.
  • Shampoo: Keeping the scalp clean is important and for this using a shampoo regularly can help. Shampoos containing selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, tar, zinc or pyrithione are available without doctor's prescription. Before using these medicated shampoos you should read the instructions carefully.
  • Warm olive or linen oil can also help in giving relief. Massage the warm oil into the scalp before going to bed for a week and wash hair in the morning in shower.
  • Stress: Avoiding stress can also help you prevent dandruff.

Sweating can increase the itching from dandruff hence try to avoid conditions that can make you perspire a lot.

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stemcelltreatment

Nice article, dandruff created health issues if it appear continually, you need to proper treatment.

Nealoren

Yes,I Agree with above post.Most of people is suffering this problem.
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VIVI06

I have really bad dandruff or should i say fungus.It covers mi hole head starting to go to mi ears and forhead.I am losing mi hair u could see meny bold spots.
Iam only 19 yrs old and i have no idea how i got it and how to get rid of it.I have no insurence so if someone out there could give me some ideas i would apreciate it. I have tried soo many things its still the same!!!

guest

My age is 29,my probles is hairloos,already 45% hair loss on my head for oily dandruff, please any suggestion for me, how should be possible to reduce hair loss and treated on dandruff. Thnks.

sunny1

I never had dandruff until I was 18 years old and got an attack of measles. Now I am 54 and I still suffer from this condition. It has also made my hair a little sparse. My wife thinks I will soon get bald. Sometimes I want to shave off all my hair for a few months and apply oil. Will this prevent my hair fall and prevent me getting bald, anyone has any suggestions for my problem. I have tried number of things only to get temparory relief from the condition.Thanks for help

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