Banish Dandruff and Hairfall | Expert Tips from Dermatologist

by Dr. Shireen Furtado

What is the most common thing for hair fall?

Greetings, everyone! Today, let's delve into a common concern that often brings individuals to our dermatology department – dandruff and hair fall. Contrary to popular belief, dandruff is not just about those white, flaky patches we often see in commercials where snowy dandruff dramatically falls onto dark blazers. In reality, dandruff is rooted in a fungal infection on the scalp, and understanding its nature is crucial for effective treatment.

If there's a fungal presence on the scalp, it's likely to extend to facial areas as well. Therefore, it's advisable to refrain from oiling your hair and follow the guidance of your dermatologist. Regular use of recommended shampoos becomes essential in this scenario, with ingredients such as coal tar, salicylic acid, and ketoconazole – all effective agents for maintaining a healthy scalp.

How to treat Dandruff?

It's essential to recognize that treating dandruff is an ongoing process. Your scalp, with its oil glands, is a constant throughout your life. Factors such as stress can amplify oil production, leading to an increased risk of fungal infections. When patients inquire about the duration of shampoo usage, I often humorously say, "till retirement." This emphasizes the need for consistent care.

Moreover, dandruff is directly linked to hair fall. By effectively addressing and eliminating dandruff, we can significantly mitigate the issue of hair fall. At Aster CMI Hospital, we specialize in treating various types of dandruff, ranging from mild to severe. If you're grappling with this concern, consult with us to assess your scalp, identify the type of dandruff you're dealing with, and discover a lasting solution to this problem. Your hair deserves the best care possible. Thank you for your attention.