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kahlien05
Clumps of dandruff on my scalp?
i have these hard clumps of dry skin on my scalp.they are so annoying.ive tried all kinds of shampoos and even tried a cradle cap lotion and nothing help.ill pick the spots off my head and they will just come right back.sometimes liquid comes out when i itch and it even smells sometimes.i know i need to go see a dr but is there anything i could do to help it in the mean time?
                     




Alex G
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thats descusting!!!!!!! throw some head and shoulders on that beyatch! ew ew ew!


ash!
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okay first off, EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
and maybe you need to rinse the shampoo and conditioner more because if you leave any behind it creates dandruff

EWWEWWEWW =/


Falstaff
I know exactly the condition of which you speak. it's Seborrhea.

http://www.bobmckee.com/Client%20Info/Skin/Seborrhea.html

"Sebum is a normal product of certain skin glands. In seborrhea, excessive sebum is produced and appears as dry, light-colored flakes in the hair coat or as greasy, waxy scales on the skin and hair. Because sebum is a fatty material, it becomes rancid and causes a strong coat odor."


R_U_RED_E
hmmm, that's weird. hey try putting mouthwash (yes, mouthwash) on your hair for the dandruff, pour it on and leave it for ten minutes then wash it off. of course...i'm not really sure that it's all dandruff. u might have something else.


Nikki
What is DANDRUFF?
- Dandruff is characterized by small, loose flakes of dead skin on the scalp or trapped in the hair.
- Dandruff is not dangerous, does not cause balding and is not contagious.
- Dandruff is a natural process and it can not be eliminated or cured. Dandruff can only be managed and controlled.

Causes of DANDRUFF
- Dandruff may be caused by several different factors, but the exact underlying cause of dandruff is unknown or is at least not agreed upon by the medical establishment.
- One possible cause of dandruff may be sensitivity to, or overgrowth of, a fungus present on the scalp.
- Another possible cause may be overactive oil glands on the scalp which cause an increase of the natural skin shedding process.
- Another possible cause may be clogged oil glands on the scalp. These clogged pores can lead to over-drying and flaking of the skin.
- Poor diet, poor hygiene, genetic disposition, hormonal imbalances and infections may all possibly contribute to dandruff.
- Some external contributors to dandruff may include infrequent shampooing of the hair or inadequate hair rinsing, improper use of hair-coloring products, cold weather, dry environment and tight fitting hats.
- Dandruff may become worse with stress or if the patient is "run-down".

Symptoms of DANDRUFF
- Unsightly flakes or scales are typically present on the scalp and trapped in the hair.
- Whether or not these flakes are "oily" or "dry" may hint to the underlying cause of the dandruff.
- Dandruff rarely has any symptoms but itching of the scalp may occur.

Treatment and prevention of DANDRUFF
- Dandruff can disappear suddenly without treatment or may take multiple weeks of treatment to improve.
- Prevention of dandruff may be achieved by shampooing regularly with a mild, non-medicated shampoo. The scalp should be massaged gently to loosen flakes and the hair and scalp rinsed thoroughly
- Anti-dandruff shampoos containing coal tar, pyrithione zinc, salicylic acid or selenium sulfide are available without a prescription. (Specific products may be recommended by a physician or pharmacist.)
- Stronger anti-dandruff shampoos and lotions are also available by prescription.
- If the flaking skin is isolated in one area or in multiple areas, then the condition may be a skin problem other than dandruff and a physician should be notified.

"Every Women's Health" describes the problem of dry dandruff. It says in this case, the oil glands become plugged, resulting in dull, dry looking hair and dry flakes of dead skin. This dry type of dandruff can be just as bothersome as oily dandruff.


According to the "Neutrogena" website, published in 2000 by "Neutrogena", a fungus often found on the scalp called P. Ovale, is often present with dandruff. This fungus may not cause dandruff, but it may in fact be caused by dandruff. The true causes of dandruff are unknown. "Every Women's Health" says dandruff is somehow caused by poorly functioning sebaceous glands. Although the causes of dandruff are inconclusive, there are treatments for existing dandruff and methods to help prevent recurrence.


"Neutrogena" says some treatments work for people while others do not. If you try a product and it does not work, you should not get discouraged. After giving a product ample time to provide results, try something different. The same article suggests using a shampoo that contains coal tar or salicylic acid. The website article entitled "Dandruff", published by Betterbodz.com, suggests trying shampoos containing sulfur, selenium sulfide, or pyrithione zinc, as well as products containing coal tar and salicylic acid. It says shampoos containing tar help slow the production of skin cells. Shampoos containing salicylic acid help remove these cells. These shampoos also help control a fungus that promotes problem dandruff. "Neutrogena" advises if dandruff is extreme or unaffected by shampoos, a skin specialist should be consulted.

Supplements suggested to be very important to aid in natural healing are zinc lozenges, vitamin B6, vitamin B complex, vitamin E, kelp tablets, salmon oil, and primrose oil. Supplements considered important are beta-carotene and vitamin A. Lecithin is said to be helpful because it adds strength to the cells of the hair and scalp.


ouchh want sum ice for dat burn?
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just lather on the shampo twice nd make sure to rinse it off (gags)


Chanteuse_ar
Try Neutrogena T-Gel. My cousin had a similar problem (dermatitis) and it started working after the first shampoo. But make sure you don't have a sulphur allergy first. One of the active ingredients, and most commonly used to treat dandruff is sulphur and it has a distinct smell that doesn't always go away with the rinse.

What you can do is use the T-Gel, leave it on your scalp about 30 seconds to a minute, rinse it out and follow up with your regular shampoo and/or conditioner. Gets the smell right out.

You can get it at most drug stores.


jayz_thebest
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I'll give you a home remedy.. put curd on your scalp and leave it on for one hour and wash it off.. it helps for most cases.. hope it'll help you too. good luck!


ToniMae
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selsun blue......

i had that very same problem, when you go to the docter he/she will most likely prescribe you with medicated shampoo, unless its something else than dandruff which could be anything


IT'S ME AGAIN
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i have the same problem, and to those of you in here grossing out, grow up, like you have no problems, yeah right.........my dr. told me its psoriasis, they sell special shampoos for it, it helps a little, there is also an anti itch formula, you can get a drug store, you put it on and comb, it helps a lot.........good luck and dont listen to the losers that think they are so perfect, cuz, they are just losers..............


cutie
Spending money and time on products that just dont work for you is irritating... maybe you should try creating your own simple anti dandruff shampoo conditioners and rinses. They are very simpl and easy.

One main ingredient that i know of is artichokes they have been known to cure dandruff making it an inexpensive product to use. Also white willow bark, nettle, birch bark, Creosote bush, and Peyote Root.

recipes with these ingredients are easy to find. but to help you get started:


Dandruff Shampoo

1/4 cup castile soap
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons apple juice
1/2 teaspoon rum extract
6 finely ground cloves

Directions:
In a blender, mix all ingredients on low for 30 seconds;

Wet the hair with warm water;

hampoo the mixture into the hair well;

Rinse with warm water.



Ginger Dandruff Treatment
Ginger root
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Directions:
Squeeze ginger root through press to obtain one tablespoon of juice;

Mix all ingredients;

Apply to scalp and let dry before shampooing;

Repeat three times a week.




Dandruff Treatment
Dried thyme
Directions:
Boil 7 heaping tablespoons dried thyme in 2 cups water for 10 minutes;

Strain and cool;

Pour 1/2 mixture over clean, damp hair;

Massage into scalp, do not rinse.



You can also add artichoke to any of theses recipes


lady_em_2001
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Sounds like you have psoriasis. I would take it very seriously as it spreads. You need to get to the doctors so that he can write you a prescription.


rabboleth
Have you tried T/Gel, or similar coal tar based shampoos?


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