Dandruff problem

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Dandruff problem

Postby gschui » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:21 pm

Dear all,

DD is having dandruff problem recently. Can any one recommend treatment or shampoo that is suitable for kids to solve the problem?

Many thanks

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Re: Dandruff problem

Postby ACTC » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:39 pm

You can try Nizoral shampoo. There is a cheaper generic version. You can buy over the counter from Guardian and Unity. Does not need prescription but pharmacist will taken down particulars and give some advice.

My DS started to have DD when his growth spurt started. In addition, he had pimples over his scalp and started to inflame. Resolved with Nizoral and maintain with Clear shampoo.
Hope it helps.

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Re: Dandruff problem

Postby gschui » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:43 pm

Thanks so much ACTC!

Will try out the shampoo

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Re: Dandruff problem

Postby slmkhoo » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:50 pm

I use Head & Shoulders. It's the only one that helps me for itchy scalp, and I haven't had dandruff since I started using it.

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Re: Dandruff problem

Postby Augustine English Classes » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:55 am

Good point.

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Re: Dandruff problem

Postby tutorchen » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:52 am

Rejoice Shampoo works for me...
It is cheap and good. helps dandruff.

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Re: Dandruff problem

Postby sglovetoteach » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:26 am

shampoo with tea tree and salicylic acid helps

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Re: Dandruff problem

Postby The Math Classroom » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:18 pm

I used to have quite severe dandruffs before but I think prevention matters more than cure. There are actually several causes of dandruff (I took note of this to prevent the outbreak and I didnt have dandruff anymore).

Dandruff can have several causes, including:

1) Irritated, oily skin (seborrheic dermatitis). This condition, one of the most frequent causes of dandruff, is marked by red, greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales. Seborrheic dermatitis may affect your scalp and other areas rich in oil glands, such as your eyebrows, the sides of your nose and the backs of your ears, your breastbone (sternum), your groin area, and sometimes your armpits.

2) Not shampooing often enough. If you don't regularly wash your hair, oils and skin cells from your scalp can build up, causing dandruff.

3) A yeastlike fungus (malassezia). Malassezia lives on the scalps of most adults. But, for some, it irritates the scalp and can cause more skin cells to grow.

The extra skin cells die and fall off, making them appear white and flaky in your hair or on your clothes. Why malassezia irritates some scalps isn't known.

4) Dry skin. Flakes from dry skin are generally smaller and less oily than those from other causes of dandruff. And, redness or inflammation is unlikely. You'll probably have dry skin on other parts of the body, such as your legs and arms, too.
Sensitivity to hair care products (contact dermatitis). Sometimes sensitivities to certain ingredients in hair care products or hair dyes can cause a red, itchy, scaly scalp.

Mine was due to stress and oily scalp which increases the urge for me to scatch. From then on, I'll ensure that I was my hair everytime I'm out sweating or after using hair oil/creams when going out.

Here are some of the recommended shampoos for dandruff: http://www.totalbeauty.com/content/gall ... f-shampoos

Dandruff shampoos are classified according to the medication they contain:

1) Pyrithione zinc shampoos (such as Head & Shoulders, Jason Dandruff Relief 2 in 1). These contain the antibacterial and antifungal agent zinc pyrithione. This type of shampoo can reduce the fungus on your scalp that can cause dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.

2) Tar-based shampoos (such as Neutrogena T/Gel). Coal tar, a byproduct of the coal manufacturing process, helps conditions such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. It slows how quickly skin cells on your scalp die and flake off. If you have light-colored hair, this type of shampoo may cause discoloration.

3) Shampoos containing salicylic acid (such as Neutrogena T/Sal). These "scalp scrubs" help eliminate scale, but they may leave your scalp dry, leading to more flaking. Using a conditioner after shampooing can help relieve dryness.
Selenium sulfide shampoos (such as Selsun Blue). These shampoos slow your skin cells from dying and may also reduce malassezia. Because they can discolor blond, gray or chemically colored hair, be sure to use them only as directed, and rinse well after shampooing.

4) Ketoconazole shampoos (such as Nizoral). Ketoconazole is a broad-spectrum antifungal agent that may work when other shampoos fail. It's available over-the-counter as well as by prescription.

Alternative medicine: Small studies have found that tea tree oil can reduce dandruff

For more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-cond ... c-20215281

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Re: Dandruff problem

Postby berrymom » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:08 pm

My ds is using Rejoice shampoo almost daily but some days his dandruff seems to be worse. I'm not sure if he is scratching when I'm not looking or should I switch different shampoos after a while for better effect ?

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Re: Dandruff problem

Postby Carolyn0102 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:20 pm

Glad to share my problems with people of the same problems.. I do have dandruff problems and it's kind of irritating when I wear dark colored clothing, my clothes will have white flakes..
Some days it's ok but some days are bad and scalp may bleed.
Any recommendation?

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