Are you tired of white skin flakes and an itchy scalp? Then it is time you see your dermatologist. Because skin flakes, itchiness of the scalp, and dry scalp are the symptoms of a severe dandruff problem. In some cases, it might not be that serious and can be avoided by simple anti-dandruff shampoos. But in some cases, dandruff may lead to the development of pimples on the face and other discomforts. So, it is always better to get it treated before the situation gets worse. Dr.Manisha Shaney is an experienced and renowned dermatologist with significant expertise in treating dandruff. She will help you solve your dandruff problem.
Dandruff is one of the most common scalp conditions seen in men and women. It is a condition in which the skin on the scalp starts shedding as flakes. The skin flakes are due to the breakneck life cycle of skin cells on the scalp. When the skin cells die too fast, they automatically shed. A fungus known as Malassezia is believed to trigger or cause dandruff.
If you have black-colored hair or are wearing a dark-colored dress, the white skin flakes might be visible in the dark colors. Imagine having your hair or clothing covered with dandruff. Well, that embarrassing. Dandruff may lead to a very itchy and uncomfortable scalp. The whole idea about dandruff may seem simple, but mind you, it is a condition that is very difficult to cure. So, if you have dandruff, it is wise to consult your dermatologist at the earliest.
Dandruff may be caused by several factors like:
The symptoms of dandruff include:
Dandruff can be diagnosed by just looking at the scalp. If the dandruff is challenging to identify, a skin biopsy can be taken to confirm the conditions. After diagnosing and confirming dandruff, Dr.Shaney will prescribe you medications like gentle OTC shampoos, OTC dandruff shampoos, etc. The doctor also prescribes shampoos containing tree tea oil and oral medications like omega-3 fatty acids.
It is never too late to treat your dandruff. Dandruff can be challenging to treat, but it is not untreatable. It takes time to irradicate dandruff from your scalp thoroughly. So, consult your dermatologist today itself and get the treatment started.