Dandruff is a common scalp condition that causes scaling or flaking on the skin of the scalp. Sometimes flaking and itching can be a sign of a medical condition such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, a fungal infection or eczema.
More than 50 million people in the United States suffer from dandruff. It is one of the most common scalp disorders.
I have dandruff. What should I do?
Dandruff is often a chronic condition, but it can be successfully controlled with the proper treatment. A dermatologist can properly diagnose your skin condition and recommend a treatment plan that works with your lifestyle and best meets your needs.
SkyMD: Online Dandruff Specialists at Your Fingertips
SkyMD dermatologists are trained in the management and treatment of dandruff. During an online visit, you will be guided through an online questionnaire and be able to submit photos of your scalp to your dermatologist. You will receive a diagnosis and personalized treatment plan for your dandruff. Any necessary prescriptions can be sent directly to your pharmacy through SkyMD.
Receive personalized online treatment for your Dandruff with SkyMD
Connect with your doctor securely from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Fill out a short questionnaire and snap photos of your condition.
Get a personalized treatment plan. Prescriptions are digitally routed to your preferred pharmacy.
Learn More About Dandruff
What should I know about seborrheic dermatitis, the most common cause of dandruff?
“While it mainly affects the scalp, seborrheic dermatitis can also occur in other oily areas such as the face [and] chest…This skin condition is not contagious and does not affect your overall health, but it can be embarrassing for those suffering from this condition and, more often than not, requires long term treatment. It affects people of all ages, but occurs most often in infants and older adults.”
Dandruff Fast Facts:
A flaky, itchy scalp does not always mean dandruff. Consult with a dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis.
Many cases of dandruff are seasonal.
Those who suffer from dandruff may be more likely to shed hair.
Our dermatologists can treat a wide variety of skin, hair and nail conditions through SkyMD.