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  1. What Can Make Your Scalp Dry

    Your dandruff may be a bummer, but it's harmless to your health. Dandruff is a "cosmetic" problem, says New York dermatologist Michele Green, MD. "It will not cause anything bad."   No one knows precisely what causes dandruff, though a fungus called malassezia may play a role. It's normal to have ma

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  2. Dandruff and Thinning Hair

    If you're a guy with thinning hair and dandruff, you've got a lot of company. Men often have both. Thinning hair and dandruff don't share the same cause. Thinning hair is about your hair. Dandruff is about the skin on your scalp. The way some guys treat hair loss can make their dandruff worse, says

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  3. Natural Remedies for Dandruff

    If you have dandruff, you're probably looking for ways to stop those white or yellow flakes of skin, which also may make your ears and face red and itchy.  Natural remedies that may help include: Tea tree oil. Apply a small amount of this strong-smelling oil to especially scaly patches on your scalp

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  4. Food and Dandruff: What's the Link?

    Is your dandruff related to your diet? Some experts say it might be, though studies haven't proven that. "I think research is lagging a bit," says Alicia Zalka, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. "While there's no compelling data from m

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  5. Eczema in Adults: Dealing With Itching

    The itching of eczema can sometimes feel unbearable. And yet, the more you scratch, the itchier your skin becomes. To stop the cycle of eczema, here are six tips to soothe the itch. 1. Moisturize skin affected by eczema often. In most cases, moisturizers are the first step in itch control. Applying

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  6. 10 Tips for Living With Eczema

    If you have eczema, you know how itchy and painful it is. But simple lifestyle changes can go a long way toward treating the condition. Try these 10 tips to help keep your skin feeling soft and comfortable. 1. Know your eczema triggers. Many things can trigger a flare-up of eczema, from scented soap

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  7. Eczema: Tips for Soothing Your Skin

    Think of eczema as a skin allergy, one where your skin's barrier is weak or damaged from environmental or genetic factors. Symptoms include intense itching, often at night, plus inflammation, dry skin, and rash. About 1 in 10 children have eczema. Fortunately most kids outgrow it, though there is a

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  8. Fire Risk Spurs Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen Recall

    Oct. 22, 2012 -- At least five people have caught fire after using Banana Boat spray sunscreen products, spurring a recall. The recall includes 23 Banana Boat spray sunscreen products sold from January 2010 through September 2012. "If a consumer comes into contact with a flame or spark prior to comp

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  9. How to Manage Oily Skin

    Oils produced by the body help keep skin healthy, but there can be too much of a good thing. Excess oil can lead to blemishes and acne flare-ups. "Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to cut down on oiliness," Andrea Cambio, MD, medical director of Cambio Dermatology in Cape Coral, Florida, says. C

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  10. When You Sweat Too Much

    When the heat is on or emotions are high, sweating can be a problem and a source of embarrassment. If you think you sweat too much, you can ask your doctor whether your sweating is normal. If it's due to some underlying cause, such as a medical condition or drug side effect, that can be corrected or

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