Flaky Scalp Overview
Another name for Flaky Scalp is Dandruff.
What is dandruff?
A person with dandruff has visible flakes of skin in the hair that is shed from the scalp. A fungus is normally present on the skin of the scalp. Occasionally, the fungus feeds on the oils in the scalp and grows out of control. This causes shedding of the skin cells on the surface of the scalp. The skin cells clump together to form white flakes.
What are the symptoms of dandruff?
Symptoms of dandruff include flaking of the skin on the scalp and itching.
How does the doctor treat dandruff?
Treatment for dandruff includes regular shampooing using a medicated shampoo. An antifungal shampoo may help some.
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