Common "Dandruff" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Dry and flaky skin in the scalp is called dandruff. It makes the scalp itchy, and oily-looking flakes of dead skin can be seen on the hair, neck, and shoulder. It is not a serious condition and can be controlled by using shampoos that contain zinc pyrithione, tar, selenium sulfide, or Ketoconazole.

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Please suggest me an Ayurvedic medicine for hair fall.

Query: Dear Doctor, I have dandruff problem and it is causing massive hair fall. Kindly suggest me any Ayurvedic procedure or medicine for a cure.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Bhatla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are many reasons for dandruff. Close examination can help diagnose the exact reason for dandruff. I am sharing some steps which usually help cure dandruff. Use MahaBhringraj Oil (any good brand) at night to massage scalp with finger tips. Saturate the scalp. On the...  Read Full »

Please suggest ayurvedic treatment for dandruff hair fall.

Query: Hi doctor, I have dandruff and hair fall for a longer period of time. I do not take oil or fried food. My face is full of pimples and visible open pores. I tried many options in allopathy but everything was temporary. Please provide a solution for it.  Read Full »

Dr. Niveditha. S.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dandruff, hair fall, and pimples are all interrelated. According to ayurveda, healthy blood will help you have healthy hair and skin. Try the following ayurveda remedies for hair fall and pimple, follow up with me after a month. The medications are available in ayurveda...  Read Full »

Despite using an ayurvedic oil, I have scaly dandruff on the back of my head and neck. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a dandruff issue. Scaly dandruff is seen at the back of my head near the neck. Due to dandruff, I always have small bumpy pimples on my forehead and face. Now I also face hair fall and breakage of hair. My hair is curly, and my face skin is oily and sensitive. I wash my hair eve...  Read Full »

Dr. Farzana Roshan. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Dandruff usually occurs if you have dehydrated skin or can also happen in excess oily skin. If you have a dry dandruff problem, I would suggest the following. Do not get exposed to dust and pollution. Wash your ...  Read Full »

How to manage dandruff?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem of dandruff. I have taken treatment and it never worked. I have used Selenium sulfide shampoo as well as Ketoconazole shampoo. After using these shampoos, I used to get relief for a day. But, on the next day, the dandruff again starts falling from my hair. Please help me ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shilpi Rajnish Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The causes of dandruff are any of the following. Not enough hair brushing and shampooing, dry skin, chronic seborrheic dermatitis, diet without proper nutrition, mental stress and allergic reaction to any hair or skin care products. The dandruff treatment includes taking ...  Read Full »

I use a helmet while travelling to work. Recently, I have noticed heavy hair fall. Can it be due to wearing helmet?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old male who travels in a two-wheeler for work. I wear a helmet during my journey. I have started noticing hair fall for the past eight months, and the density of my hair has started reducing. I apply coconut oil to my scalp every morning before bath. Please suggest me a tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! I read your query and understand your concern. Hair loss due to wearing helmets for a long time can be due to an already existing hair problem like dandruff or not maintaining proper hygiene or traction of hairs by the helmet. I su...  Read Full »

I am suffering from hair loss, graying hair, dandruff, and baldness. kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from hair loss, graying hair, dandruff, and baldness for the last five years. I am also suffering from constipation and gas problems.  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are several causes for hair loss and premature graying of hair. Changed food habits and lifestyles, excessive use of different kinds of shampoo and conditioner, and hereditary are the major causes. You can prevent them somewhat after changing your food habits and ...  Read Full »

I have dandruff for many years, and I cannot help itching my scalp. What can I do to remedy this?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had dandruff for many years now, and it always accumulates by itself after a day or two. Also, I cannot help itching my scalp. I always need to itch it or touch my scalp to relieve stress. Sometimes I also scratch my scalp in my sleep and do not know how to stop. What can I do to r...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Dass

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I have read your query, and based on the same, I would advise keeping your scalp clean by following a simple technique of applying oil overnight and washing it in the morning with a mild shampoo. Do not apply shampoo directly over the scalp; dilute it with water and the...  Read Full »

What Can Be Done For Ringworms And Jock Itches With Dandruff On Scalp?

Query: Hello doctor, I have ringworms, jock itches and dandruff on sclap and even I am not able to sleep properly at night due to jock itches. Please suggest me the best homeopathic medicine which can provide me relief.  Read Full »

Dr. Sheetal Kamble

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ringworm and jock itch problems mainly occur due to excessive sweat. In such a case, it is necessary to keep the parts dry and maintain proper hygiene. You may take Sulfur 30 C four pills once a day for three days in the evening. Avoid eating or drinking anything 30 minut...  Read Full »

I want my eyebrows and eyelashes to be thicker. Help me.

Query: Hello Doctor, I have very thin and short eyelashes and eyebrows. I want thicker and longer eyebrows and eyelashes. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Bhatla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thickness and size of eyelashes and eyebrows depend on your genetic inheritance. If your genetic makeup indicates your eyelashes to be thin then they will not grow bigger than your genes allow. In case your genetic material indicates your eyelashes to be thick and bea...  Read Full »

Please suggest some ayurvedic remedy for dandruff and hair fall.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and I have dandruff on the scalp. I also suffer from too much hair fall. Please suggest some ayurvedic remedy.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramya. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Nowadays,hair fall is a common problem. We should give an attention to this, as the causes may differ from person to person. Usually it is due to dandruff, stress conditions, malnutrition, etc. Daily hair fall of about 100 strands of hair is normal. If it is more than tha...  Read Full »

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