Dandruff? Ewwww! This is totally embarrassing. It is not a disease, okay but who wants to be seen with white snowy flakes scattered all over her or his shirt. It is probably on the same magnitude as any fungal infection because believe it or not, it is actually caused by fungus!
Dandruff as Fungus
As this is debate among many. So to clear this issue up I wanted to write a quick blog post about this topic, dandruff itself is not a fungus. It is however caused by the naturally occurring fungus. And this happens when the fungus breaks down the oils on the scalp also known as sebum. Sadly, some people produce more of this kind f fungus that causes the imbalance leading to the formation of white flakes.
So what is this white scale?
It commonly refers to white skin flakes that shed off from the scalp of some individuals. It can also appear in other parts of the body that has hair, like the brows, chest or arms. The good news is there is no reason to shun away from people with scurf because unlike fungal infection, it is not contagious. The technical term for this condition is Seborrheic dermatitis.
What causes dandruff?
There are quite a number of studies that showed the various conditions and triggers of dandruff. Some of those that are common are:
Hurriedly rinsing off shampoo or conditioner, thereby not being able to properly clean the hair and scalp.
- Yeast infections
- Fungus called
- Pityrosporum ovale.
- Food allergies
- Consuming sugary foods and those that have yeast. It can also be caused by drinking alcohol.
Possible Dandruff Treatment
You’ll be surprised to learn that having these nasty scurfs can be treated as well as prevented. Simply use a good quality shampoo, we have plenty of these in store. But if this fails, using an anti-dandruff shampoo can easily solve your problem.
There are five active ingredients to watch out for: salicylic acid, coal-tar, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide and sulfur. You could also to use a shampoo that contains ketoconazole a famous anti-fungal treatment.
Nizoral 2 pc Shampoo helps promote a healthy scalp and eliminate the problem of dandruff. It contains ketoconazole that controls flaking, scaling and itching that is associated with dandruff. It has antifungal properties that prevent the growth and spread of fungi giving you healthy and clean hair and scalp.
Sebitar Solution 250ml helps provide treatment to hair damage problems such as roughness, dryness, hair fall and dandruff. It gently treats the scalp from dryness and inflammation, therefore, promoting healthy hair growth. No scalp problems mean no itching!
Neutrogena T Gel Shampoo 200ml offers help in protecting your scalp against psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff. It is a therapeutic shampoo that fights itchy and flaky scalp. It works gently on the skin and has a pleasant fragrance.
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