Possible solutions for dandruff
Most symptoms can be controlled with anti-dandruff shampoos. These shampoos work in different ways such as:
Slow down the process: Medicated shampoos with coal tar can help slow the proliferation (overproduction) of skin cells on the scalp, and have antipruritic properties (relieves itching).
Clear scalp buildup: Shampoos with salicylic acid help break down scalp buildup and split flakes into smaller, less visible pieces that can be washed away easily.
Anti-fungal action: Shampoos which include Zinc Pyrithione and Ketoconazole have anti fungal properties which can help manage dandruff.
Always follow the instructions provided with anti-dandruff shampoos. Occasionally, scalp conditions may not improve or worsen, in this case see your doctor or pharmacist for specific advice.
Remember, this information is provided as a general guideline only. Your dermatologist or doctor is always the best resource for diagnosing and treating scalp conditions