Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Flaky Scalp Evaluation

The evaluation of dandruff begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in those with dandruff include:

  • Skin flakes on the hair

Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of dandruff.

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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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