What is Dandruff?
Dandruff is a condition that occurs when the scalp sheds its skin as flakes in hair and on clothing. Dandruff flakes grow in size with the accumulation of dirt and oil.
Dandruff does not cause hair loss.
If dandruff persists, or if very large flakes are present, with symptoms showing around your nose, ears, or chest, you should see a doctor. You may be experiencing symptoms of seborrhea, psoriasis, or eczema.
Symptoms of Dandruff
The most common symptom of dandruff is itching and excessive flaking of the scalp.
Can Dandruff be Treated?
Dandruff cannot be cured, but it can be controlled.
Common ways to treat dandruff include:
What causes Dandruff?
The exact cause of dandruff is unknown. However, some of the conditions below may cause dandruff.
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