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This is a presentation about dandruff for my Human A&P class.

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  1. 1. Dandruff Marlee Breakstone
  2. 2. Dandruff
  3. 3. Seborrheic Dermatitis • A common skin condition caused by the overproduction of sebum (an oil that lubricates the skin and hair) • May be caused by the way some people’s immune systems react to an overgrowth of natural fungus on the skin
  4. 4. Who Gets Dandruff? • All people are prone to getting dandruff • Men and women of all ages • Worsens during an eczema flare-up • Worsens during cold weather (winter)
  5. 5. Symptoms • White or yellow flakes that easily rub off of your head • Crusty/Red/Raw scalp • Itchiness • Hair loss if untreated (rare cases)
  6. 6. Common Locations • Head • Inside the Ear • Armpits • Belly Button
  7. 7. Dandruff Is Not Contagious And Can Easily Be Treated
  8. 8. Treatments • Dandruff Shampoo Zinc Pyrithione •Head & Shoulders •Selsun Salon Tar Shampoo •Neutragena •T/Gel Salicylic Acid •Ionil T Selenium Sulfide •Selsun Blue Ketoconazole •Nizoral
  9. 9. • Most cases can be treated using over-the- counter shampoos • Some worse cases may require prescription shampoos, steroid creams or antifungal creams to help relieve irritation
  10. 10. How To Live With Dandruff • Don’t wear dark colored clothing • Treat it by using a shampoo recommended to you by a doctor
  11. 11. There Is No Cure For Dandruff, But If You Treat It Then No One Will Have Any Way Of Knowing That You Are Affected By It
  12. 12. Bibliography "Dandruff." TeensHealth., 2013. Web. 26 Sept. 2013. "Dandruff (Seborrhea) Slideshow Pictures: Causes, Treatments and Prevention." RxList., 2013. Web. 26 Sept. 2013. Staff, Mayo Clinic. "Dandruff: Treatments and Drugs." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 23 Nov. 2010. Web. 26 Sept. 2013.