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Having dandruff is not a disease. This is a problem occurring only on the scalp, which is harmless, but itching and burning can occur due to dandruff. Also, the skin can become scaly and dry. Dandruff is a white and dry bunch, which can be seen on the shoulders. By the way, not taking proper care of hair can be the main reason for dandruff. Apart from this, due to stress, change in weather, poor diet, and certain products, dandruff can also be a problem. Due to dandruff on the head, itching can often bother people. At the same time, many people believe that hair fall can also start due to dandruff.

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Today in this article you will know in detail whether dandruff can cause hair loss -

  1. Can dandruff cause hair loss?
  2. Why does hair fall due to dandruff?
  3. Causes of dandruff and hair fall
  4. Dandruff and hair fall solution
  5. Takeaway
Doctors for Does Dandruff Cause Hair Loss

No, dandruff itself does not cause hair loss, but dandruff and hair loss are related to each other. Dandruff can be due to an infection or a medical condition. Due to these reasons, hair loss can also start. Hair does not fall due to dandruff, rather the problems caused by dandruff can cause hair loss. If a person does not get treatment for dandruff, then he may have hair fall.

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Severe dandruff can damage hair follicles. This can lead to thinning of the hair and stunted hair growth. Actually, due to severe dandruff, the person starts scratching the scalp badly, due to which the hair follicles start getting destroyed and hair growth slows down. Also, by scratching the head badly, the hair becomes weak and thin, due to which the hair starts falling. Not only this, many people start itching intensely with a comb on the head due to dandruff, which damages the scalp and hair follicles, and can lead to hair fall.

Furthermore, dandruff is an inflammatory skin disorder. It is caused by a type of yeast called Malassezia. When dandruff remains on the head for a long time, the hair follicles get damaged due to inflammation. Due to this, the growth of hair stops earlier, as well as hair loss also starts.

If it is said in simple language, dandruff does not directly cause hair loss, whereas itching caused by dandruff can lead to hair loss, because itching causes hair follicle damage, which leads to hair loss.

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Although dandruff can be caused due to many reasons, here we are telling about some common causes of dandruff and hair fall -

Fungal infection

There can be itching on the head due to fungal infection. When there is severe itching due to tinea capitis or ringworm, it can lead to hair loss. Let us tell you that some fungal infections can cause dandruff and can cause hair loss.

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Scalp psoriasis

Psoriasis being an autoimmune disorder, can badly affect the scalp. In this condition, itchy and scaly patches may form on the scalp. Let us clarify here that scalp psoriasis is not dandruff, but it can cause dandruff.

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Folliculitis decalvans

Folliculitis decalvans can destroy hair follicles. This can cause itching on the scalp, which can lead to hair fall.

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Lichen planopilaris

Lichen planopilaris is a problem of the scalp. In this, the skin of the scalp becomes dry and flaky. This can lead to the appearance of dandruff and hair fall in clumps.

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Seborrheic dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis can affect any part of the body, but it most commonly affects the scalp. In this situation, red or brown-colored scaly grains can be seen on the head. Itching may occur on these grains. If they are not corrected, then it can damage the hair follicle. Hair loss can start due to this.

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If someone has a dandruff problem, there can be severe itching on the head. In such a situation, if the head is scratched due to itching, it can damage the hair follicles and lead to hair fall. In such a situation, it is necessary to treat dandruff, due to which the hair can fall rapidly -

Medicated shampoo

Medicated shampoos can be used to treat dandruff. For this, anti-dandruff shampoos containing zinc pyrithione, salicylic acid, ketoconazole, and selenium sulfide can be used. Using medicated shampoo daily for a few weeks can get rid of dandruff completely.

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myUpchar doctors after many years of research have created myUpchar Ayurveda Kesh Art Anti-Dandruff Shampoo by using 100% original and pure herbs of Ayurveda. This ayurvedic shampoo has been recommended by our doctors to more than 1 lakh people for dandruff and itchy scalp with great results.

Moisturize scalp and hair

Due to dandruff, the scalp becomes dry and scaly. In this case, hair follicles get more damaged. Therefore, it is necessary to moisturize the scalp to prevent hair fall. Coconut oil can be used to moisturize the hair and scalp. Along with this, you should avoid using hair products that harm the hair. Stress should be reduced and some time should also be spent in the sun.

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Dandruff is a common problem. Dandruff can occur due to many reasons and can damage the scalp. Symptoms like itching, burning, and scaly skin can be felt due to dandruff. Along with this, due to dandruff, a person may also have to face the problem of hair loss. However, dandruff in itself does not cause hair loss, whereas when dandruff causes itching and the person starts scratching the head, it can lead to hair loss. Therefore, it is necessary to get timely treatment for dandruff.

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