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Dandruff (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

Dandruff, seborrhea, seborrheic dermatitis, cradle cap, pityriasis amiantacea, tinea amiantacea, scalp dermatitis, sebopsoriasis, scalp psoriasis, flaky scalp, dry scalp, eyebrow dandruff, face dandruff, ear dandruff, ear dermatitis, itchy scalp, pruritic scalp, scalp pruritus, dry face, dry ears, eyelid dandruff, dry eyelids, walking dandruff, oily dandruff, dry dandruff

Authors and Editors

Author: Nili N. Alai, MD, FAAD

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD


Last Editorial Review: 1/9/2009

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