Is dandruff affecting your self-esteem?
Dandruff may not be a serious condition, but it can still cause discomfort and embarrassment from an itchy scalp and dry, flaky skin. If you’re someone who tends to produce more dandruff than others, our dermatologists may be able to help.
What is dandruff and what are the symptoms?
Dandruff occurs when the skin cells on your scalp shed at a faster rate than normal, clumping together with oil from the scalp to form flakes. These white, oily flakes become visible in your hair and on dark clothing, and are often accompanied by an itchy scalp.
Do I need to treat my dandruff?
Only you can decide if your dandruff is severe enough to warrant help from a dermatologist. If you have tried over-the-counter dandruff shampoos and you still feel self-conscious in social situations because of your dandruff, a dermatologist might be able to help by diagnosing the cause of your dandruff and recommending treatment to improve the health of your scalp.
What causes dandruff?
Dandruff has several causes and is also linked to other skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Men tend to be more prone to dandruff, possibly due to hormonal differences. Causes of dandruff may include:Book an appointment now
- Infrequent shampooing
- Excessively oily skin and hair
- Sensitivity to hair care products
- A fungal infection of the scalp
What treatments are there for dandruff?
If natural treatments aren’t eliminating your dandruff, a more aggressive plan might be required. For mild dandruff, a doctor could recommend a medicated shampoo. For moderate to severe dandruff, prescription corticosteroids to rub into scalp to control itching and decrease inflammation could be the answer.
- Medicated shampoos
- Prescription corticosteroids
- Tips for smarter hair washing
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Dr. Carol A. Trakimas
Dr. Carol A. Trakimas is a board-certified Dermatologist with 20 years’ of experience. In addition to her Doctorate in Medicine, she holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in science. Dr. Trakimas completed her internship and residency training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, where she provided medical and dermatology care to our troops and their families. Dr. Trakimas is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and member of the North Carolina Dermatology Association and other medical societies.
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Tarsha Rivens, PA-C
Tarsha Rivens is a board certified Physician Assistant with eight years of experience, who specializes in acne, eczema, scalp issues and addressing hair loss. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Augustine’s College and a Master’s Degree from East Carolina University, where she focused on Physician Assistant Studies. She is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistant, as well as the American Academy of Physician Assistant. It is Tarsha’s passion to provide compassionate, thoughtful, and in-depth dermatology evaluations to patients with a wide variety of skin maladies.
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