Dandruff

Dandruff Treatment in Greater Kailash, South Delhi

Dandruff- its causes, symptoms, and how to get rid of it?

It feels embarrassing when oily white flakes ruin the look of your shirt or dress over your shoulders or back. Yes, we are talking about Dandruff, a common skin condition wherein dead scalp cells form whitish, greyish flakes and fall off. It affects about half of the global population among all age groups. It is not contagious or serious but can be uncomfortable and distressing.

To have a better understanding, let us get an insight into how dandruff is caused, its symptoms, what dandruff treatment is, and how you can prevent it.

What are the signs and symptoms of dandruff?

Some of the ways to identify dandruff are:

  • Your scalp may feel itchy, and you will always feel like scratching it.
  • Skin flakes may be seen on your scalp, hair, eyebrows, beard, mustache, shoulders, and back.
  • The scaly or crusty scalp may be seen in infants and it is called a ‘cradle cap.’
  • Sometimes red patches on your scalp may be seen (Erythema).

These signs and symptoms become more severe if you are stressed and flare up during fall and winters when the air is dry.

What causes dandruff?

There may be numerable dandruff causes, and you may be more susceptible If:

  • You have oily or dry skin.
  • There is a collection of fungus on the surface of your skin.
  • You develop a sensitivity to hair care products.
  • Not washing your hair sufficiently may cause skin cells to accumulate; conversely, too much shampooing may cause the skin to dry. Both cases contribute to causing dandruff.
  • You have excessive exposure to sunlight or dust.
  • If you have other skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Dandruff Treatment in Greater Kailash: Dandruff is a  common skin condition wherein dead scalp cells form whitish, greyish flakes and fall off.

How can dandruff be treated?

The most common dandruff treatment includes:

Medical treatment to remove dandruff

  • Regular or medicated anti Dandruff shampoos
    Regularly clean your hair with a gentle shampoo; if this does not work, try medicated anti-dandruff shampoos containing antifungals and keratolytics, which reduce fungal growth and itchiness, and inflammation. Use these as per the manufacturer’s instructions or as your dermatologist recommends. There may be different antidandruff shampoos for men and women.
  • Tar shampoos
    This is used to treat severe cases of dandruff, but it has to be used cautiously as it can make your scalp more sensitive to sunlight and discolor your hair. Always protect your head with a hat or cap when you go out.
  • Topical steroids
    Steroids must only be used at your dermatologist’s recommendation. They may be prescribed in selected cases for a short duration.

Home remedies

Use coconut oil and lemon juice

Applying coconut oil and lemon juice, leaving it for 20-30 minutes, and then washing it help to reduce dandruff.

Herbal hair pack

Mix yogurt, honey, and lemon juice, apply on your scalp, and wash it after 30-40 minutes to replenish your hair with essential oils and nutrients and reduce dryness and dandruff.

Use neem

Neem hair packs and shampoos may help in nourishing your scalp and thus serve as anti-dandruff treatment.

What steps can be taken to prevent dandruff?

  • Choose the right hair products and wash your hair regularly
    Find the right shampoo according to your hair and wash 2-3 times a week, enough to maintain essential oils in your scalp. Do not over shampoo, which can make your scalp dry.
  • Avoid scratching the scalp
    Vigorous scratching may cause bleeding, soreness, and redness of the scalp.
  • Manage stress
    Stress is bad for your overall health, including your skin and scalp. It can trigger and worsen dandruff.
  • Eat a healthy diet
    A diet that provides enough zinc, vitamins, and fats may help to prevent dandruff.
  • Get some sunlight and breathe fresh air
    Regular exposure to the outdoors, fresh air, and sunlight help to nourish the scalp and thus prevent dandruff. Too much exposure to Ultraviolet light is hazardous.
  • Limit hair styling products
    Hair styling products can build up on your hair and scalp and make them oily, increasing the risk of dandruff.

Always seek help from a dermatologist for the best dandruff treatment if your dandruff doesn’t seem to improve and tends to worsen. Also, it is better to use medicated hair products on their advice.

Why Soul Derma Is Best For Dandruff Treatment?

Soul Derma, headed by Dr Anika Goel, is one of the best skin clinic in Greater Kailash, Delhi, NCR. The highly qualified and skilled doctors and staff work with minute detailing and great precision and accuracy to provide the highest quality outcomes. The clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technology facilitating maximum comfort and excellent clinical results.

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