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Last Updated Sunday April 23 2017 01:35 PM IST

Do away with dandruff

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Dandruff

Dandruff can be detected by a few easily recognizable symptoms like irritation on the scalp and the formation of tiny white flakes over there. It can also cause hair loss. This condition is commonly found in places where the humidity levels are high.

You are highly susceptible to get dandruff when your scalp is in favorable condition for the growth of Malassezia. This is a type of fungus. Dandruff is the result of your scalp reacting to the growth of this fungus.

It is an undeniable fact that there exists a correlation between dandruff and factors like climate, nature of scalp and atmospheric pollution. These factors make dandruff treatments more complex and varying from person to person. If you closely monitor these factors and treat scientifically, you will definitely be able to get rid of dandruff.

The ideal way to fight dandruff is to prevent the growth of Malassezia fungus on the scalp and the body’s corresponding reaction. Presence of fat on the skin, in fact, favors the growth of the fungus. When you apply oil on the scalp, you get the mistaken notion that dandruff is done, since the flakes dissociate from the scalp and adhere to the oil.

If dandruff is troubling you, consult a dermatologist at once, and begin the shampoo treatments prescribed by him in the right frequency. Keep your scalp always clean. Also cut down those fatty foodstuffs from your menu.

Do not consider "self-treatment" whenever you sense a certain irritation on the scalp. "Self-treatment" can adversely affect your hair and scalp. Conditions like psoriasis, eczema, louse, discoid lupus erythematosus and lichen simplex chronicus have similar symptoms. Never apply oils that contain steroid on your scalp, for they can make the condition worse. 

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