What is Dandruff?

Dandruff is the common name for a condition known as seborrheic dermatitis. Although it is primarily seen on the scalp, the face, ears and chest may also be involved. Not only is this condition itchy and irritating, but it is also unsightly, embarrassing, and may result in discoloration of the skin. In fact there are a number of other conditions that makes it more severe or may mimic the look of seborrheic dermatitis.

Causes and Treatments

Dandruff may be caused in a number of ways. Genetics play an important role as does stress and environment. Nutritional and immunologic deficiencies are less common but still important factors. No matter what the precise cause of your dandruff is, it has a negative impact on your health, beauty and happiness. Whether you’re male or female, old or young, dandruff is an unsightly and unpleasant condition.

If you need help in diagnosing and treating dandruff and its related issues, make an appointment today at Summerlin Dermatology and we will be happy to assist you in bringing this irritating condition under control.

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