By Looks Forever Hair And Skin Aesthetic Clinic, Dermatology
Dandruff is the white particles which are usually seen on the shoulders of the people suffering from it. These particles are the result of dry and pale skin which is formed on the scalp. The peeling of the skin, however, is considered normal untill it is not severe.
Causes and symptoms for the dandruff
Researchers have proven that dandruff will never produce any symptoms by itself. One of the most common reasons of the dandruff is known to be Seborrhea. Though dandruff seems to be a simple problem but it occurs as a red rash which creates itching. Seborrhea when affects the scalp causes dandruff, while on other parts that are ears, chest, face, forehead, in the folding of hands and back, will have red itchy scars. There is no age limit restriction for dandruff to occur. It affects people of any age group from newborn to older adults. This Seborrhea does not only give rise to hair loss problems but will also halt the hair growth.
The most common causes for the dandruff are as listed below:
• Overgrowth of fungus on the scalp
• Increased oil production
• Hormonal changes
• Neurological disorders
• Irregularity in shampooing
Whom to approach for dandruff treatment?
The best solution is to take a proper treatment for dandruff. In order to take the treatment, it is essential to approach the dermatologist and discuss the issue to solve the problem. So, the necessary medication or required useful cosmetics are recommended for curing of the dandruff problem.
Diagnosis for Dandruff
In order to identify the issue, the dermatologist will first thoroughly examine the scalp of the person with the problem. In very severe cases only biopsy test is considered, where small patch from the scalp is taken and sent for testing. Then accordingly dermatologist will give proper medication along with the required treatment.
Treatments for Dandruff
Treatments recommended by the dermatologists for dandruff will vary upon the severity. However, the common treatment will be including Cortisone-based creams, Cortisone-based lotions, topical anti-yeast shampoos and lotions:
The home remedies that are recommended by the dermatologists for reducing dandruff on the scalp will heal the problem to some extent. Here are some of the common remedies:
• Medicated shampoos
• Topical steroids
• Antifungal creams
It is most important that medicated shampoos need to include either one or more ingredients that help in reducing dandruff on the scalp. Those are:
• Selenium Sulfide
• Tar or T/ Gel
• Salyicic acid
• Zinc Pyrithione
The factors as mentioned above are the most commonly referred by the dermatologist. They help in the eradication of dandruff from the scalp.