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What treatments are available for dandruff?

Treatment of seborrhea (dandruff) is directed at fighting the skin inflammation. This is done either directly, by using cortisone-based creams and lotions (which reduce inflammation), or by using topical anti-yeast lotions and shampoos. Treatment should be directed at the cause of the dandruff.

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Comment from: tomr, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 20

I have a fairly full head of hair, and 71. For 35 or so years, I suffered from dandruff (seborrhea) for which I tried many treatments (shampoos, antifungal creams, etc.). Three months ago, the clipper that I used for cutting my hair broke. I procrastinated over getting another one for some time. Meanwhile, my hair, which I kept relatively low most of the time and cut monthly, grew. Then, I suddenly noticed that the embarrassing flakes of dandruff were gone. No shampoos, just local soap that I had used for more than 10 years, so that could not be the reason. I don't know what might have happened. I now have more hair than before, shaggy, but no dandruff. I can't think why.

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Comment from: 38sadness, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 15

I am a healthy 38 year old female. I was diagnosed with PVD (peripheral vascular disease) one year ago in November 2015. The only reason they could figure was from me smoking for over 20 years. In this last year I had 5 stents and an arterial bypass all to no avail. On October 26th 2015 I had to have my leg amputated below the knee. Now it is a struggle just to get up in the morning. However I keep moving.

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