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How to get rid of dandruff scratching and treatment at home

Learn how to get rid of dandruff and stop dandruff scratching with dandruff treatment at home!


Dandruff is not caused by poor hygiene, although it may be more obvious if you do not wash your hair regularly. Stress and cold weather may also make dandruff worse.


Anti Dandruff shampoo 1: Ketoconazole - This is my go to that I prescribe for most patients with normal dandruff symptoms, it’s very effective at killing the fungus and can be bought over the counter.

One really important thing about using any of the medicated shampoos we discuss in the video follow the directions but make sure rub in nicely and leave on for at least 5 minutes before washing off otherwise they aren't going to work as well.

Anti Dandruff shampoo 2: Selenium containing shampoos these are also antifungal, good for normal dandruff symptoms like Ketoconazole.

Anti Dandruff shampoo 3: Zinc containing shampoos that are also antifungal and have some antibacterial properties so they can also help with dandruff.

Anti Dandruff shampoo 4: Coal tar shampoos are really good when reducing skin cell turnover, some dandruff can be caused by this especially if you have psoriasis, so they have no antifungal properties. Please remember though coal tar can discolour fair hair and it can be very strong smelling.

Anti Dandruff shampoo 5: Salicylic acid containing shampoos have no antifungal properties but can help gently peel away the top layer of skin to help improve dandruff.

Top Medicated Shampoo Tip: You may find the effects of these shampoos to wear off with time, so important to alternate with different normal shampoos to prevent from happening.


You should seek medical advice if,

• You still have dandruff symptoms after using anti-dandruff shampoo for a month

• Your dandruff is bad or your scalp is very itchy

• Your scalp is red or swollen

• You have flaky, itchy patches on your face or other parts of your body


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About this video: Searching how to get rid of dandruff? In this video, Advanced Medical Practitioner Abraham Khodadi, MPharm(Hons)IPresc MScACP shares how to stop dandruff scratching with dandruff treatment at home!



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