Most people have had dandruff at some point or the other. These white flakes that accumulate on the scalp can cause itchiness or soreness. So, it's important to focus on taking an approach that may lead to long-term results. There may be a host of reasons for dandruff to occur. So, what's the right kind of treatment for it? Dermatologist Dr Jaishree Sharad offers some insights into the causes of dandruff and suggests the course of treatment in a new Instagram video. In the beginning, she informs her followers about the causes behind the occurrence of dandruff.
Dandruff: Causes and treatment
Dr Jaishree says dandruff may occur due to climate change, sweating, or even hormonal imbalance in the body. It can also occur due to a fungal infection known as "Malassezia Furfur." Sometimes, you may also develop dandruff if you don't maintain scalp hygiene. In the caption, she mentions the other reason behind dandruff could be Inflammatory conditions like seborrheic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis.
She also highlighted a few ways of treating dandruff-
- Dr Jaishree advises using a shampoo that has 2 per cent ketoconazole or zinc pyrithione.
- She further suggests everyone keep their scalp clean
- Avoid using too many hair products
- However, if dandruff still persists, you must consult a dermatologist
Watch the video here:
In an earlier post, Dr Jaishree had debunked some popular myths around hair care. She said oil is a good conditioner but didn't promote hair growth. Talking about the most popular myth that plucking grey hair may increase greying, she said it happened when the roots lose pigment. She also stated, "Dry shampoo may soak oil but it doesn't clean the scalp.". To know about the other myths that she busted, click here.
Dr Jaishree educates her followers often on various health issues, especially those related to hair and skin. Last month, once she teamed up with fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala and shared a few secrets of glowing skin. Dr Jaishree explained that before choosing a product one must first identify their skin type. She also spoke about the different types of skin people had, Read more about it here.
Just remember one thing - be it caring for the hair or the skin, getting into a routine is very important for optimum results.
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