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Dandruff (cont.)


The outlook for dandruff is good. Although dandruff is not curable, it is controllable. While the exact cause remains unknown, typically dandruff is easy to control with medicated shampoos and topical cortisone products. Dandruff may spontaneously clear even without treatment. Babies frequently completely outgrow their dandruff or "cradle cap." Since most common dandruff tends to be chronic, this means an individual may have occasional flares and remissions of the symptoms, more at times of poor health or stress.

Medically reviewed by Norman Levine, MD; American Board of Dermatology


"Seborrheic dermatitis in adolescents and adults"

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/13/2015

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