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Understanding Dandruff -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Dandruff?

 

The symptoms of dandruff include:

Understanding Dandruff

Find out more about dandruff:

Basics

Symptoms

Treatment

  • Flakes of skin that range from small and white to large, greasy, and yellow
  • Itchy flaking that appears on the scalp or eyebrows or around the hairline, ears, or nose

 

Call Your Doctor About Dandruff if:

Picture of Yellow Dandruff Scaling is greasy and yellow and does not respond to over-the-counter dandruff shampoos and lotions; you may have seborrheic dermatitis and need more aggressive treatment to relieve the redness, itching, and flaking.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on March 14, 2014

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