How to Deal with Dandruff
Dandruff can occur at any age, but is especially common among young adults. Although it is often associated with excessively greasy skin, it can affect any scalp – dry or oily.
The cause of dandruff is unknown, and so it cannot be cured, only controlled. In mild cases, twice-weekly use of a normal shampoo may be enough. Treat severe dandruff with a shampoo containing salicylic acid, tar or selenium. Follow the maker’s instructions for frequency of use. (Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid selenium.)
If the condition persists after several weeks, see a doctor who can decide if the cause is eczema or dermatitis and recommend other treatment.