People with dandruff should not use dandruff shampoos. In fact, it’s better to treat the scalp with the essential oils of aromatherapy. Keep in mind that dandruff is not a problem with your hair; it is a problem of the skin. The flaking and itchiness that dandruff sufferers experience is a result of an overproduction [...]
Dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) is a common condition in which thick, yellowish, greasy (sometimes dry) scales affect the scalp, the sides of the nose, corners of the mouth, and the crease behind the ears. Often the eyelids and lid margins become red and scaly (blephartitis). More severe cases involve the face and the neck, and the armpits, groin, and genital regions (intertrigo). It may come and go, or persist for years. While the cause is unknown, there appears to be a hereditary tendency.
Certain shampoos are quite effective in controlling scalp problems. Low-dosage cortisone-containing lotions, creams, and ointments give effective relief. See your physician before using cortisone-containing preparations for prolonged periods or around the eyes, as damage to the skin and eyes may occur. Should intertriginous seborrhea become infected, wet dressings, and antibiotic or antifungal agents used topically or systemically, are helpful.