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Dandruff (cont.)

Follow-up

  • Use all shampoos and medications as prescribed and expect gradual improvement.
  • Keep in mind that many people have dandruff, and most individuals do require long-term changes in skin care and a commitment to proper hair and skin hygiene.
  • If prescription medications are not controlling the dandruff or prescription medications are running out, make an appointment with a health care practitioner.
  • See a health care practitioner once or twice a year for this condition. If the condition spreads or changes substantially, make an appointment with a health care practitioner to make sure there are no new conditions or diagnoses.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/29/2014

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