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Conditions that Can Be Confused with Dandruff

True dandruff is characterized by shedding of dry white flakes of dead skin from the scalp. It is confined to the head only and is not normally associated with redness, inflammation or itching. These symptoms are more likely to be caused by some other associated condition, such as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. The most common skin complaints that may occasionally be confused with dandruff include: Seborrheic Dermatitis This condition combines seborrhoea (oiliness of the skin) […]

Dandruff: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Dandruff usually appears as dry white flakes of skin that are shed from the scalp and can be seen on a person’s hairbrush, collar or shoulders. It is a cosmetic problem rather than a health risk. Dandruff is usually painless, normally causes no itching and is not passed on to others. However, its appearance can be unpleasant and embarrassing for the person who has it. Dandruff is a very common condition that is likely to […]