DANDRUFF

The Treatment

Dandruff, also known as seborrheic dermatitis, is a common scalp condition characterized by itchy and flaky skin. At Zennara, our experienced skin specialists provide the best dandruff treatment in Hyderabad. The treatment begins with a physical examination of the scalp to identify the underlying cause of dandruff. Consulting a dermatologist is essential as dandruff can be embarrassing and challenging to treat on your own.

How It Works?

Dandruff treatment focuses on addressing the root cause of the condition. While the exact cause of dandruff is unclear, possibilities include seborrheic dermatitis, fungal infections, overactive sebaceous glands, and Malassezia (yeast infection). Hygiene, friction on the scalp, and certain hair care products can also contribute to dandruff. A dermatologist will assess the specific cause and recommend appropriate treatment options.

Treatment Areas:

Dandruff primarily affects the scalp, leading to the formation of dry, fine, white adhering scales. It can also result in red patches on the scalp and face (erythema), dandruff on the eyebrows or eyelids, dry flakes in the beard, and crusty scalp in infants. Excessive dandruff can sometimes lead to hair fall or hair loss. If general remedies like anti-dandruff shampoos do not provide satisfactory results, consulting a dermatologist is crucial to find an effective solution.

Miscellaneous Information:

It is important to distinguish dandruff from a dry scalp. While both conditions cause itching and white flakes, dandruff is caused by Malassezia yeast growth, whereas a dry scalp is the result of moisture loss. Gentle, unmedicated shampoos and avoiding scalp irritation are recommended for managing a dry scalp.

General tips to prevent dandruff include avoiding unnecessary scalp touching and scratching, shampooing frequently but not excessively, managing stress, and massaging the scalp regularly. Wearing hats and scarfs that cause friction on the scalp should be avoided.

Consult a dermatologist if dandruff persists after using anti-dandruff shampoos, if the scalp becomes excessively itchy or flaky, or if dandruff appears on the eyelids or beard. 

To reduce dandruff, hair should be washed every alternate day using anti-dandruff shampoo. Once dandruff is under control, hair should be washed twice a week to maintain a clean scalp. Contrary to popular belief, oiling the scalp is not recommended for dandruff as it can exacerbate the condition. Only the lengths of the hair should be oiled 1-2 hours before a head wash.

For more information on the cost of dandruff treatments in Hyderabad and to explore suitable treatment options, we invite you to visit Zennara.

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