Dandruff Treatment and Causes
Dandruff or Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin disease which presents with itchy scalp,white flakes,redness over scalp etc.it mainly affects scalp but can involve other parts of the body like forehead,face,chest,upper back etc.[these areas are called Seborrheic areas of the the body as Sebum[skin oil] production is high here].
Cause of Dandruff is mainly overproduction of Sebum and hypersensitivity to a specific fungus,but in most of the cases it is caused and aggravated by infrequent hair washing.Dandruff can be treated by qualified Dermatologists with the use of various shampoos and antifungal tablets.
Myths about Dandruff Treatment
Oil prevents Dandruff
Explanation : Oil does not prevent dandruff, in fact it increases Dandruff by increasing the fungus which in turn causes more dandruff.Dandruff can only be treated and prevented by proper and regular hair wash.
Dandruff is caused by dry scalp
Explanation : Dandruff is different from dry scalp , causes of dandruff are mentioned above
Dandruff causes permanent hair loss
Explanation : Dandruff only causes temporary hair loss, after proper treatment hair becomes almost normal
Dandruff spreads by sharing comb and hair brushes.
Explanation : Dandruff is not contagious so it can’t spread from one person to other .
Dandruff increases by eating oily food
Explanation : wrong , oily food does not increase dandruff.
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