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How to Treat Oily Dandruff at the Source, According to Experts


Dandruff can sneak up on us when there’s a change in climate, diet, products, and so much more. Since our skin is the largest organ of our bodies—scalp included—it’s typically the first place that symptoms of underlying issues tend to reveal themselves. Dandruff may actually be your scalp’s cry for help.

There’s more than one type of dandruff. The most commonly known dry dandruff is white and usually sheds from the scalp to make an appearance on our shoulders (ick, no thank you). Then there’s oily dandruff, which typically appears to be a yellow color and adheres to the scalp, as described by board-certified dermatologist Sumayah Jamal, MD. “It is caused by a yeast called malessazi furfur that is part of the normal skin flora,” Jamal says.



Source : Byrdie – How to Treat Oily Dandruff at the Source, According to Experts Edited By, Ashley Rubell

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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