What are the typical symptoms of dandruff?
The most common symptom of dandruff is an itchy scalp. Of course the temptation is to scratch and this can lead to flakes appearing in the hair, or even sores.
Can you treat dandruff at home?
In terms of treating dandruff, there are many over-the-counter shampoos that help to treat dandruff. How often you use the shampoo will depend on how severe your dandruff is and the strength of the shampoo. Always read the directions on the pack, but sometimes it might just take a little experimenting to find the right frequency for you
When in doubt, talk to your GP
If you feel like you’re struggling to control your dandruff and it’s causing anxiety or embarrassment have a chat to your GP. They’ll be able to give you some advice and might refer you to a dermatologist who specialises in this area.
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