Dandruff is a common skin condition of the scalp that causes flake of the skin. It is not a serious problem nor contagious. But it is hard to treat and can be embarrassing.
Causes of Dandruff
The exact cause of dandruff is not known yet. Here are some possible factors that can cause dandruff:
- Seborrheic dermatitis is people having irritated, and oily skin are more likely to have dandruff.
- Not enough hair brushing and shampooing
- Yeast like fungus that feeds on oils from the scalps
- Dry skin
- Certain shampoos and hair care products(contact dermatitis)
- Certain skin conditions
Not maintaining a proper diet, age, mental stress, certain medical conditions are some other risk factors that can flare up the dandruff conditions. Being male is another risk factor because more men have dandruff problems.
Treatment for Dandruff at Padma Clinic
It is not associated with personal hygiene, but washing and brushing your hair regularly can help to remove old skin flakes. There are a lot of anti-dandruff shampoos and scalp products available to treat dandruff.
Itching and flaking of dandruff can be controlled easily. Cleaning hair with a shampoo gently regularly helps to reduce oil and skin cell buildup. If it doesn’t work, try medicated shampoos prescribed by your doctor.
While purchasing anti-dandruff shampoos lookout for at least one of the following active ingredients:
- Selenium sulfide
- Zinc pyrithione
- Coal tar
- Salicylic acids
- Tea-tree oil
Some shampoos should be rinsed immediately after applying, and others should be rinsed after some time because rinsing quickly regulates the ingredient to work. For more information about the ingredients or how to use them, contact our experts at Padma Clinic.
Not only shampoos, but there are also a variety of treatments for dandruff are available at Padma Clinic. We can provide effective anti-dandruff treatment and can even prevent them from occurring again.