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Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which the dead skin is shed.
Symptoms of dandruff include irritating white flakes, as well as, in some cases, itching, scaling, and redness of the scalp. Dandruff frequently accompanies scalp disease and is a primary cause of baldness and general hair loss. Dandruff may also occur on other skin surfaces, such as the face, chest, and back, and in certain cases yellow crusting may appear.
It is frequently due to digestive disturbances, and is highly related to the general health of the entire body.
The most common cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis, a mild scalp inflammation with excessive fatty secretions that usually starts as dry or greasy scaling of the skin, but may progress to yellow-red scaling bumps along the hairline, behind the ears, in the ear canals, on the eyebrows, on the bridge of the nose, in the folds around the nose, or on the breastbone. Don't pick or your scratch scalp, as this will only exacerbate your condition.
When infants get dandruff, it is called cradle cap, which is a yeast problem. In other words, dandruff is often an external symptom of an internal problem. Therefore, dandruff treatments can be similar to those for treating candidiasis.
It is important to identify the type of dandruff you have in order to treat the underlying causes of your symptoms. In NaturalCures.com, you will find extensive information about the different types of dandruff, as well as natural, no-pharmaceutical solutions to alleviating your symptoms and treating the root of your dandruff problem.
Dandruff is a very common but potentially very embarrassing medical problem, as well as an uncomfortable one because of the itchiness it causes.
When an unusually high numbers of dead skin cells are lost from the scalp, they clump together, and form white or grey flakes.
Essentially, dandruff occurs when the scalp is either too dry or too oily. The pityrosporum ovale fungus, which lives naturally in the scalp, has been associated with the development of this condition. This fungus is fuelled by excessive production of sebum, the skin