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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Dandruff
Answer:Dandruff is usually caused by seborrheic dermatatis. The common distribution for this skin disorder is in the scalp, eyebrows, and perinasal areas. Treatment with full strength dandruff shampoo and leaving it on for 4-5 minutes will usually clear this up. Use of over the counter steroid cream will work if this does not. Avoid heavy use of steroid creams to the face since they can cause permanent atrophy of the subcutaneious fat causing permanent deformity.