Dandruff is a skin condition that affects the scalp and causes flaking skin and itchiness. Dandruff can lower self-esteem and make it harder to wear dark clothing.
The most common cause of dandruff is seborrheic dermatitis, a type of rash that occurs in both children and adults. Seborrheic dermatitis can also present on the face, leading to a more visible rash.
Typical symptoms include:
- Exfoliating skin flakes on the scalp, eyebrows, and facial hair
- Skin flakes that appear on your shoulders or clothing
- Itchy and/or red scalp
- "Cradle Cap" in infants (scaly, crusty scalp)
Some patients can manage to control these symptoms with OTC (over-the-counter) medications, but many need prescription options.
Are you or your child struggling with dandruff? Book an appointment at Dermatology Consultants of Frisco today and one of our compassionate and experienced dermatologists will help devise an appropriate treatment plan for you.