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may i know a treatment for dandruff?

     

Dear User,

Thank you for your question.

Dandruff is a common condition that many people face, especially in Sri Lanka due to the change in weather and humidity. It all depends on how well you take care of your scalp and hair.

Some of the root causes for dandruff are a dry scalp, stress, your use of shampoo and hair products, or a medical condition. 

In case your dandruff is extremely severe, kindly consult a General Physician at the closest General Hospital immediately to seek a medical treatment, depending on the severity of your condition. This could be related to a medical condition.


Home remedies

Treatment aims to stop the dandruff by slowing down the reproduction of skin cells or counteracting the yeast production that might be the cause.

The strategy will depend the patient's age and the severity of the condition. However, there are some lifestyle changes and home remedies that can help; these include:

  • Managing stress: stress can trigger dandruff in some people, so managing it better can reduce symptoms.
  • Wash hair more often: if you have oily hair and scalp, washing every other day can help. However, avoid using too much of shampoo while washing your hair.
  • Sunlight: a little exposure to sunlight can be helpful.
  • Tea tree oil: although there is little evidence, some people believe that preparations that include tea tree oil help reduce symptoms of dandruff. It can cause allergic reactions in some people, so use caution.
Shampoos and scalp preparations

Shampoos and scalp products are available over the counter at most stores and pharmacies. These can control seborrheic dermatitis, but they cannot cure it.

Before using an anti-fungal shampoo, individuals should carefully try to remove any scaly or crusty patches on the scalp, as far as possible, This will make the shampoo more effective.

A dandruff shampoo, such as Head and Shoulders is very effective and keep using regularly to see results. 

Alternating dandruff shampoo with regular shampoo may help. A specific shampoo may stop being as effective after some time. At this point, it may be a good idea to switch to one with another ingredient.

Some shampoos should be left on the scalp for around 5 minutes, as rinsing too quickly will not give the ingredient time to work. Others should be rinsed at once. Users should follow the instructions on the container.



I hope we have helped you.

If you have any further questions please contact Yeheli again,

Always by your side,

Yeheli.

ප්‍රශ්න අසනු ලබයි 14 Aug 2018 Tue 8:43 PM

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16 Aug 2018 Thu 12:06 PM

Thank you so much yeheli