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How to Treat Dandruff?

Medical Treatment:
  • Treat with anti-dandruff shampoo
  • Shampoo containing one of the following ingredients: salicylic acid, or zinc pyrithione, or ketoconazole, or selenium sulfide, or coal tar
  • Before using the shampoo, make sure you read the instructions that come with it to check if it is appropriate for you and see how often it should be applied.
  • Before washing it out it is especially important to leave the shampoo in your hair for at least five minutes
  • Washing your baby hair and scalp gently with baby shampoo can help prevent the build-up of scales. Massaging baby oil or natural oil, like olive oil, into their scalp at night may help loosen the crust
  • Try these shampoos for a month to see if your dandruff is getting better. To find one that works for you, you may need to try more than one type