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    Understanding Dandruff -- Symptoms

    What Are the Symptoms of Dandruff?

    The symptoms of dandruff include:

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

    Understanding Dandruff

    Find out more about dandruff:

    Basics

    Symptoms

    Treatment

    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 13, 2015

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