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HOW TO GET RIDE OF DANDRUFF (by mukesh kushwaha)


The word “dandruff” is of Anglo-Saxon origin and the word “dandruff” is a combination of “Tan” meaning “tetter” which is a general word for “skin disease” and “drof” meaning “dirty”.



  • It is a very common skin condition that merely affects all the people, at some point in their lives regardless of age or ethnicity. Which causes itchiness and flaking/scales, particularly affecting the “scalp”, but it also affects the ears, eyebrows, side of the nose, beard, and less commonly the central (often hair-bearing) part of the chest, or any hair-bearing area or an area with even very small hair follicles.
  • It is also known as seborrheic dermatitis and seborrhea.
  • It can be seen in all Ages group of populations, from babies to elderly.
  • More advanced cases of dandruff may cause intense itching, burning, and unstoppable scratching.
  • It is not curable, but it is controllable.
  • It may reoccur. And recurrence rate is very high.
  • It is not contagious.
  • It’s not a life threatening condition.



  • The exact cause of dandruff is “unknown”.
  • But it is associated with number of other factors as follows
  • Increased oil production and secretion (oily skin or oily scalp), and increased numbers of normal skin yeasts.
  • Poor hygiene/poor diet.
  • Infrequent shampooing and washing.
  • Severe dandruff is more common in people with some chronic illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease or a compromised immune system as in advanced HIV / AIDS.
  • Weather (hot and humid or cold and dry).
  • Emotional or mental stress.
  • Little bit hereditary.



  • White flakes/Scales seen on scalp or dark clothes.
  • Scalp itching.
  • Facial rash over eyebrows, nose, and ears.
  • Chest rash with dry flakes and red spots.
  • It is not seen on the palms and soles where there are no hair follicles.
  • In some cases, the initial noticeable symptom is simply dry facial skin without any other rashes.



  • Most cases diagnosed clinically without any other laboratory test.
  • In rare instances, may require more exams and tests including skin scrapings for, microscopic evaluation, and skin biopsies.



A] Home Remedies:- it includes.


1] Medicated shampoos:

– Zinc pyrithione shampoo (Head and Shoulders and others)

– Selenium sulfide Shampoo



2] Azadirachta Indica (Neem) and Olive Oil


What You Need

– A few dried Azadirachta Indica (neem) leaves

– 4 tablespoons olive oil


What You Need To Do

> Crush the Azadirachta Indica (neem) leaves to a powder.

> Mix the powder and olive oil in a bowl.

> Apply the paste to your scalp.

> Leave it on for about an hour. Then, wash your hair with shampoo and apply conditioner.



Your scalp may itch when you apply the paste. This sensation is normal, and there is no need to worry about it.

3] Coconut Oil

 What You Need

  • Coconut oil

What You Need To Do

>Simply wash your hair with shampoo and let your hair dry completely. Do not use a conditioner.
>Apply the coconut oil directly to your scalp and leave it on for a few minutes.
>Wash your hair thoroughly with water.


4] Tea Tree Oil

What You Need

-A few drops of tea tree oil


What You Need To Do

>Take a little amount of shampoo in a cup, and add a few drops of tea tree oil to it.

>Mix well and rub the shampoo-oil mixture into your scalp.

>Rinse it out after five minutes.


5] Fenugreek (Methi) Seeds


What You Need

-1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds

-2 cups hot water


What You Need To Do

>Crush the fenugreek seeds with a pestle.

>Take two cups of hot water and soak the seeds in the water overnight.

>Strain the mixture, and use the water to rinse your hair in the morning.

6] Vinegar


What You Need

-2 cups vinegar

-1 cup water


What You Need To Do

>Boil two cups of vinegar and let it cool. Mix one-eighth of it with a cup of water.

>Use this mixture to massage your scalp.

>Shampoo your hair.

>You can also add one tablespoon of vinegar in the last mug of water while washing your hair.



Ensure the vinegar doesn’t get into your eyes as it is acidic and might irritate your eyes.


B] Medications

1] Antifungal shampoos

– ketoconazole shampoo

– ciclopirox shampoo


2] Antibacterial cleaners

– sulfacetamide

– sodium sulfacetamide and sulfur


3] Cortisone shampoos

– clobetasol shampoo

– fluocinolone acetonide shampoo



The prognosis for dandruff is good. Although dandruff is not curable, it is controllable.



> If the dandruff does not respond to over-the-counter therapies, you must consult a dermatologist or health care practitioner.

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Mukesh Kushwaha is a young Blogger from India. He is a doctor and he is also very passionate about Blogging. His interested areas are HEALTH & FITNESS, and EDUCATION.

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  1. Such a fantastic article sir ..
    I learned lots of things from this article .

    Actually , by profession I’m a MBA student right now , and I suffered from this problem so many times and really it help me a lot about how to get ride of dandruff.

  2. First time I have seen a very good article about dandruff , like what is it , causes, and treatment also , which is a very comman to every individual.

    Thank you sir , actually I got a link from my friend to read this , but now I will wait for your next post sir .

  3. Really it helps me a lot sir..
    My dandruff has gone … After treatment as you stated..

    Keep it on sir…..

    My blessings are with you…

    Sir can you please , give some information about bleeding gums sir.. actually I’m suffering from bleeding gums.

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