No scientist has been able to answer the causes of dandruff, but here are the most common theories…Oil gland over activity or secretion of type of sebum that is chemically different from normal sebum. The oil gland stimulates excessive skin growth (that’s why you see the peeling), irritation (that’s why you see the itching) and redness.
Other . . . → Read More: Dr. Francis Iacobellis: Common Causes of Dandruff
There seems to be two specific spikes of ages where people get the disease. First, believe it or not, is in the first three months of life in a condition appropriately called cradle cap. It really is very bad seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff of the scalp of a neonate. By age three to four months that . . . → Read More: Dr. Francis Iacobellis: Does Age/Race/Gender Have an Affect on Dandruff?
It’s amazing that there are some diseases that we can cure, such as cancers, but some common diseases, like dandruff and the common cold that we can’t. Dandruff is a condition like many skin conditions that is benign and treatable, but controllable not curable. We can diminish your chances of getting it and keep it to . . . → Read More: Dr. Francis Iacobellis: Is There A Cure For Dandruff?
The treatment is basically divided into the groups of people who have just dandruff with minimal itching, but unsightly scaling of the scalp and people who have the more exaggerated disease state.
Taking the milder version first, which is what most people have, we begin with washing the hair every day. The scalp skin is like your . . . → Read More: Dr. Francis Iacobellis: What Are Some Treatments For Dandruff?
Factors that contribute to dandruff include:
Not washing your hair
Washing your hair with cosmetic shampoos that doesn’t have any medical value to it
Lots of scratching to your scalp (adds more bacteria to the scalp)
Using things that are irritating, like scalp treatments or coloring agents
These things negatively affect . . . → Read More: Dr. Francis Iacobellis: Factors That Make Dandruff Worse