Sunday, October 24, 2010


 Dandruff,or Pityriasis, is a medical condition characterized by excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. Dandruff is a result of the fungus Malassezia. Malassezia is prsent on all skin and is only problematic when the cell growth increases to an abnormal level, interfering with naturalcell renewal. Dandruff may be accompanied by inflammaton and redness and should be treated with mild antifungal shampoos containing pyrithione zinc, selenium sulfide, or ketaconazol . Consultation with a doctor and a topical steriods may be required.

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