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What ingredients are in dandruff shampoo?

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Not all dandruff shampoos are alike. Some have different active ingredients, such as:

You may need to switch between types of shampoos if one type controls the dandruff at first but later loses its effectiveness.

  • Coal tar preparations
  • Pyrithione zinc
  • Salicylic acid and sulfur
  • Salicylic acid
  • Selenium sulfide
  • Ketoconazole

From: Dandruff Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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San Francisco State University Student Health Service: "Dandruff (Seborrhea)."

The Mayo Clinic: "Dandruff."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

SOURCES:

San Francisco State University Student Health Service: "Dandruff (Seborrhea)."

The Mayo Clinic: "Dandruff."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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