What is Dandruff?

  • Dandruff is the shedding of dead skin cells (flakes) from the scalp.
  • Some people experience excessive flaking (chronic) as a result of certain triggers.
  • Other associated problems are redness, itching and irritation.

What happens in Dandruff?

  • Caused by Pityrosporum ovale, a yeast like lipophilic fungus and by Candida species.
  • New cells on the scalp are produced at a faster rate than they die resulting in dandruff.
  • Severity of dandruff worsens in winter.

Whom does it affect?

  • Dandruff is a common scalp disorder affecting almost half of the population at the pre-pubertal age and of any gender and ethnicity.
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