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What areas of your body can get dandruff?

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Dandruff causes little white or yellow flakes of dry skin, which rub off easily, to form on your body. It usually affects your scalp, but it can happen on other parts of your body. You can have it on the sides of your nose, your ears, or your chest.

From: Is My Dandruff Severe? WebMD Medical Reference

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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, “Dandruff.”

Amy McMichael, MD, professor of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Seborrheic Dermatitis."

University of Michigan Health Service: "Dandruff."

Nemours Foundation: "Dandruff."

Cleveland Clinic: "Seborrheic Dermatitis."

Ferri, F. Mosby Elsevier; 2011. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012, 1 ed. st

Habif, T.  Mosby Elsevier, 2009. Clinical Dermatology, 5 ed. th

American Academy of Dermatology: “Why see a dermatologist.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, “Dandruff.”

Amy McMichael, MD, professor of dermatology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Seborrheic Dermatitis."

University of Michigan Health Service: "Dandruff."

Nemours Foundation: "Dandruff."

Cleveland Clinic: "Seborrheic Dermatitis."

Ferri, F. Mosby Elsevier; 2011. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012, 1 ed. st

Habif, T.  Mosby Elsevier, 2009. Clinical Dermatology, 5 ed. th

American Academy of Dermatology: “Why see a dermatologist.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on March 06, 2019

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