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What is dandruff?

Dandruff is a skin condition that causes development of white to grey dry skin flakes on the scalp. It is a common condition of the scalp that equally affects both men and women. It is an unpleasant condition that can affect the social life of individuals. The incidence of dandruff in men is more than that in women. Globally, about 50% of the population is estimated to have dandruff. The extrapolated prevalence in India was found to be 195,785,036.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

The common symptoms include:

  • White, greasy flakes of dead skin on the scalp.
  • Scaly or itchy scalp.
  • Absent or mild inflammation.
  • Flakes on the eyebrows, eyelashes, and backside of the ears.

Dandruff occurs on the scalp, hence, in case of heavy dandruff, the flakes often fall over the shoulders. The scalp tends to become oily due to the overproduction or accumulation of sebum, a secretion of the sebaceous glands.

What are its main causes?

The main causes of dandruff are as follows:

  • Inflamed or irritated greasy skin
  • Inadequate use of shampoo
  • Fungal infection with Malassezia
  • Dry skin
  • Hair product allergy

Risk factors include:

  • Age: From young adulthood or puberty to middle age.
  • Male gender: Male hormone influence.
  • Excess sebum: Malassezia fungal infection consumes scalp oil and causes more dandruff.
  • Certain diseases: Parkinson’s disease (a neurologic disorder) and HIV infection.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

As dandruff appears scaly and flaky, it may be difficult to diagnose and differentiate an actual dandruff condition from skin conditions that cause similar symptoms such as seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, tinea capitis, etc. Diagnosis is mainly done by patient’s medical history and physical examination. Sometimes, a skin biopsy may be ordered.

The most effective treatment is to use anti-dandruff shampoos and scalp treatments. Unfortunately, these treatments do not work for all patients. If dandruff doesn’t get better with anti-dandruff shampoos and scalp treatments then, based on the underlying medical condition, appropriate anti-bacterial or anti-fungal treatment may be given. Novel drug delivery systems such as liposomes, niosomes, and solid lipid nanoparticles are gradually being used as a part of dandruff treatment.

Self-care:

  • Scalp care must be taken.
  • Adopt good hair care practices such as oiling with herbal oils and washing hair regularly to avoid further dandruff progression.
  • Avoid repeated shampooing, as it strips off excess oil that is needed for maintaining the scalp health.
  • Do not comb your hair roughly.
  • Avoid hair styling treatments till dandruff resolves.

For effective management of dandruff, adopt an appropriate hair care regime and, if this does not reduce your dandruff, consult a trichologist to help you overcome this problem.

  1. Medicines for Dandruff

Medicines for Dandruff

Medicines listed below are available for Dandruff. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
FitgumFitgum Gum43.0
HealburnHealburn Cream15.0
ScabigardScabigard Lotion29.0
AtiketAtiket Soap65.0
Canzol (Monichem)Canzol (Monichem) 2% W/W Cream98.0
DandelDandel 2%W/V Lotion128.0
DanketDanket 2% Shampoo240.0
DenonDenon 1% Shampoo180.0
EcoketEcoket 2% Lotion66.0
FungiketFungiket 2% Cream60.0
IycoticIycotic 2% Cream85.0
K2 ZoleK2 Zole 1%W/V Solution140.0
KatwalkKatwalk Powder66.0
KenzKenz 2% Lotion170.0
Ketafung 2% LotionKetafung 2% Lotion179.0
KetarKetar Scalp Solution123.0
KeticonKeticon 2% Cream45.0
Keto (Med Manor)Keto 2% Cream90.0
KetopanKetopan Cream80.0
KetopzKetopz Antifungal Powder58.0
KetorilKetoril 200 Mg Tablet99.01
KetostarKetostar 0.50% Eye Drop40.0
Ketovate (Bal)Ketovate 200 Mg Tablet250.0
KetozKetoz Soap61.0
KetralKetral 1%W/V Scalp Solution210.0
KetzolKetzol 2% Shampoo79.0
KevonKevon 2% Lotion210.0
Kevon ZipKevon Zip Hair Conditioner215.0
KitralKitral 2% W/V Shampoo162.0
KonazKonaz 2% Cream72.0
Kz (Hegdehegde)Kz Cream165.0
LogidrufLogidruf Lotion250.0
Monokit (Ampra)Monokit (Ampra) Cream51.0
NizoralNizoral 1%W/V Shampoo110.0
NizralNizral 2% Solution251.0
NodanNodan 2% Shampoo93.0
NovaleNovale 2% Soap159.0
NuketNuket 2% Shampoo74.0
OconaOcona 2% Soap62.0
Ocona CtOcona Ct 2% Solution120.0
PhytoralPhytoral 2% Ointment88.0
ProtekProtek 100 Gm Soap120.0
SolukenSoluken Lotion111.0
Tarry ShineTarry Shine Lotion230.0
TopdanTopdan 2% Solution125.0
TriatopTriatop 2%W/V Shampoo229.0
V DrufV Druf 2%W/V Lotion163.0
Cotar KCotar K 1% Lotion145.0
Czar (Omega Remedies)Czar (Omega Remedies) 2% Cream40.0
Dand CareDand Care Shampoo98.0
DanduraDandura Shampoo110.0
DanfreeDanfree 1% Shampoo78.0
DenzyDenzy Lotion125.0
ExizolExizol 2% Shampoo296.0
ForforaForfora 2% Cream139.0
JoynecaJoyneca 2% W/W Soap125.0
K2K2 Solution97.0
KenozoleKenozole 2% Cream130.0
Ketoco ShampooKetoco Shampoo 2% W/V143.0
KetodayKetoday Shampoo125.0
KetoflyKetofly 200 Mg Tablet41.67
Keto GoldKeto Gold Soap152.0
KetolKetol 2% W/V Shampoo66.0
Keto PlusKeto Plus Soap69.0
KetotarKetotar 2% Lotion150.0
KetotopKetotop Cream75.0
KetozapKetozap Gel72.0
KetziKetzi 2% W/W Cream99.0
KliniqueKlinique 1% W/V Shampoo199.0
KurazolKurazol Shampoo180.0
MesoketzMesoketz Cream100.0
MyketMyket Cream129.0
NozalNozal 2% Cream43.0
Nuket (Lancer Pharma)Nuket Solution74.0
RandruffRandruff 2%W/V Shampoo72.0
Salisia KtSalisia Kt 2% Shampoo197.0
SeboketSeboket 2% Lotion62.0
Senee TvSenee Tv Lotion140.0
TektarTektar Shampoo144.0
SufrateSufrate Cream50.0
FungicideFungicide 200 Mg Tablet306.0
KezolKezol 200 Mg Tablet108.06
LirotekLirotek Tablet109.0
TriketTriket Tablet150.0
ExketExket 200 Mg Tablet135.0
FreekFreek 150 Mg Tablet9.9
HyphoralHyphoral 200 Mg Tablet240.0
HyporalHyporal 200 Mg Tablet199.0
KanazoleKanazole Infusion70.0
KetoKeto 200 Mg Tablet58.75
KetocipKetocip 1% W/V Shampoo199.0
KetofordKetoford 200 Mg Tablet158.0
KetozoleKetozole 200 Mg Tablet155.0
KkzoleKkzole 12.5% Soap65.12
Kz (Aigis)Kz 200 Tablet163.62
Clobital GmClobital Gm 2% W/W Cream32.45
ConidermConiderm 2% Cream61.9
Coniderm FbConiderm Fb Cream61.9
DaktarinDaktarin 2%W/W Gel66.5
DaktrinDaktrin 2% W/W Gel66.5
Dk (Hegde&Amp; Hegde)Dk 2% W/W Gel125.0
FungidermFungiderm 2% W/W Cream28.57
GynodaktarinGynodaktarin 2% Gel53.75
M CM C 2% W/W Gel65.0
MiconaMicona Cream33.68
UcemicUcemic 2% Cream38.13
ZoliveZolive 2% W/W Cream24.0
DermizoleDermizole 2% Cream18.0
FungitopFungitop 2% Cream13.12
MicogelMicogel Cream22.63
MiconelMiconel Gel57.68
Relin GuardRelin Guard 2% Cream13.65
RexgardRexgard 2% Cream37.5
RivizoleRivizole 2% Cream10.75
ZoleZole 2%W/W Ointment41.6
Kertyol P.S.O.Kertyol P.S.O. Shampoo399.0
SalicureSalicure 17% Ointment57.73
SalidermSaliderm 12% Ointment117.0
Saliderm ClSaliderm Cl 2% W/W Face Wash110.0
SalisisSalisis 6% Ointment38.5
SalyfurSalyfur Soap30.8
Saslic DsSaslic Ds Cream234.68
SlcSlc 2% Face Wash180.12
BenzosilBenzosil Ointment18.22
DersolDersol 12% W/W Ointment74.3
Salilac SfSalilac Sf 12% Ointment60.0
SalvoshSalvosh 2% Cream58.18
DuofilmDuofilm Solution198.9
Grip Hair AdGrip Hair Ad Shampoo1050.0
Ionax TIonax T Solution212.8
ProtarProtar Ointment116.0
SebonacSebonac 1% Gel230.0
Minoz SMinoz S Face Wash199.0
SalibluSaliblu Anti Dandruff Shampoo495.0
BatrafenBatrafen Solution23.65
NailonNailon Nail Lacquer299.0
OlaminOlamin 1.5% Lotion206.93
OnylacOnylac 8% Nail Lacquer34.35
StieproxStieprox Liquid219.9
TriogelTriogel 1% Cream90.95
PanthegelPanthegel 5%W/W Ointment101.0
SeldanSeldan 2.50% Shampoo112.68
Aceptik HospitalAceptik Hospital Liquid198.61
Ascabiol EmulsionAscabiol 0.1%/1% Emulsion68.0
Besto ScabBesto Scab 0.1%/1% Lotion40.9
Descab LotionDescab Lotion109.15
Gamaderm ForteGamaderm Forte 0.5%/1% Lotion41.37
LupiscabLupiscab 0.1%/1% Lotion15.0
Scabanca CScabanca C Lotion60.6
ScabexScabex 0.1%/1% Lotion37.8
ScabineScabine 0.5%/2% Lotion26.51
LinscabLinscab Lotion32.58
MegascabMegascab Lotion50.0
Olscab COlscab C Lotion45.1
ScabeliceScabelice Lotion52.58
ScabipedScabiped 2%/0.5% Cream26.11
ScabozenScabozen Lotion23.12
ScarabScarab Cream15.8
Bariderm SBariderm S 0.05% W/V/3% W/V Lotion63.35
Betasalic SBetasalic S Lotion40.0
Colbet SColbet S Cream59.76
BeclosalBeclosal 0.025%/3% Cream29.0
Ephytol SEphytol S 0.025%W/W/3%W/W Ointment51.22
Zovate SZovate S 0.025%W/W/3%W/W Cream35.85
BiosalicBiosalic Ointment45.0
BetalicBetalic 0.64 Mg/30 Mg Cream74.88
Betamethasone 0.05% W/W + Salicylic Acid 3% W/W CreamBetamethasone 0.05% W/W + Salicylic Acid 3% W/W Cream17.87
Betasalic OintmentBetasalic 0.05% W/V/3% W/V Ointment45.0
Betasalic EsBetasalic Es Cream60.0
CortisalCortisal Ointment31.88
DipsalicDipsalic 0.064%/2% Ointment138.0
Heal ItHeal It 0.05%/6% Cream29.91
Prosalic 6Prosalic 6 Ointment55.0
Salisone Mf OintmentSalisone Mf Ointment65.0
Salisone NU OintmentSalisone Nu Ointment60.0
SyncareSyncare Cream48.0
BetasalBetasal Lotion102.86
Bet Salic 3Bet Salic 3 Ointment53.8
Bet Salic 6Bet Salic 6 Ointment52.0
GlysalicGlysalic Ointment76.92
PropysalicPropysalic 0.05%/6% Ointment135.0
SalivateSalivate Ointment34.0
Betamil MBetamil M 0.05% W/W/2% W/W Cream15.2
Betnovate MBetnovate M Cream20.5
Betasalic 6Betasalic 6 0.05%/6% Ointment76.0
Betasalic MfBetasalic Mf Ointment11.07
Betasalic S (Alive)Betasalic S Ointment60.0
SalibetSalibet Cream48.45
SalisoneSalisone Lotion (Betamethasone 0.025% w/w + Salicylic Acid 3% w/w)40.87
Betnovate SBetnovate S Ointment20.7
Betsalic SBetsalic S 0.064% W/W/2% W/W Lotion55.0
Propysalic EPropysalic E Ointment114.95
Betnovate GmBetnovate Gm Cream23.35
PropydermPropyderm Cream80.16
Betamil GmBetamil Gm Cream16.4
BioscabBioscab 1%W/W/0.1%W/W Lotion11.25
DescabDescab 2%W/W/0.5%W/W Lotion64.43
EmscabEmscab 0.1%W/W/1%W/W Lotion30.0
Scaboma CScaboma C 1%W/W/0.1%W/W Lotion36.37
AgloscrabAgloscrab 0.1% W/V/1% W/V Emulsion15.46
Scabepil PlusScabepil Plus Lotion50.0
Skinsect GbhcSkinsect Gbhc Soap34.0
ClinhairClinhair 2%/1% Shampoo125.62
DanclearDanclear 1%/2% Gel214.16
DandropDandrop 2%/1% Lotion228.57
SeborenSeboren 2%/1% Shampoo97.0
CutiglosCutiglos Shampoo149.31
Dandruff PlusDandruff Plus Soap18.93
HighgrowHighgrow Shampoo129.37
KetokemKetokem Shampoo150.0
Clobal SClobal S Cream57.73
Clob SlClob Sl Cream54.0
Clorap SClorap S Ointment79.8
Clovate SlClovate Sl Cream86.0
C SoraC Sora 0.05%/6% Ointment49.21
NiosalicNiosalic 0.05%/3.5% Cream105.0
Propysalic Nf 6Propysalic Nf 6 Ointment135.0
Propysalic Nf (Hegde &Amp; Hegde)Propysalic Nf Lotion130.0
SalobetSalobet Ointment88.0
TopisalTopisal 3% Lotion107.0
Ultitar CsUltitar Cs 0.05% W/V/3% W/V Lotion328.0
Clonit SClonit S Ointment85.0
Eclo 6Eclo 6 Ointment95.5
Lozivate SLozivate S Ointment95.0
MedisalicMedisalic Ointment76.23
Propysalic Nf (Overseas)Propysalic Nf Lotion130.0
SalicloSaliclo Lotion75.0
TaxalicTaxalic Ointment68.0
Viclob SViclob S Lotion88.53
ClobisalClobisal 0.05%/3% Ointment66.66
Clopinate SClopinate S Cream94.28
Cortaz SCortaz S 0.05%/3% Cream46.0
Etavone SEtavone S Ointment70.0
KlosolKlosol Lotion80.68
Sal PSal P Ointment50.22
SupersalSupersal 6.0%/0.05% Ointment98.0
CambisalicCambisalic Lotion75.0
ClogelClogel Cream57.13
Cutisalic 6Cutisalic 6 Ointment76.1
Cvate SCvate S 0.05%/6% Cream42.77
DiplomaxDiplomax Lotion25.02
DiprosalDiprosal Lotion46.0
Hinate SHinate S 0.05% W/V/6% W/V Ointment82.01
Kersol CKersol C 0.05%W/W/3%W/W Lotion98.0
Klolyte MfKlolyte Mf Cream52.88
Kloryl SKloryl S Cream60.0
Propysalic NPropysalic N Ointment185.0
Salista CSalista C Cream56.0
SyncrateSyncrate Ointment50.0
Viclob SfViclob Sf Ointment47.6
Clop MgClop Mg 0.05%/0.1%/2% Cream43.43
Clovate GmClovate Gm Cream50.0
Cosvate GmCosvate Gm Cream17.65
Dermac GmDermac Gm Cream40.0
Etan GmEtan Gm Cream13.55
Globet GmGlobet Gm Globet Gm Ointment Ointment 0.05% W/W/0.1% W/W/2% W/W11.25
Lobate GmLobate Gm Cream54.0
Clobenate GmClobenate Gm Cream11.87
Soltec GmSoltec Gm Cream30.0
Zincoderm GmZincoderm Gm Cream13.54
Cosalic KCosalic K Solution275.0
Novale CtNovale Ct 4% W/V/2% W/V Lotion216.0
CosalicCosalic Ointment99.0
TarichTarich Lotion465.0
DancureDancure 1%/2% Shampoo70.0
Triben AdTriben Ad Lotion216.0
DandridDandrid Lotion282.0
DermolamDermolam Cream45.9
Zole F(Sun Pharma)Zole F 0.01% W/W/2% W/W Ointment62.5
Mycozole FMycozole F Cream10.11
Zole F(Ranbaxy)Zole F 0.01% W/V/2% W/V Lotion42.0
Derobin OintmentDerobin Ointment75.1
EclospanEclospan 0.025%/2%/0.5% Cream44.5
MegaspanMegaspan Cream22.9
NovacorNovacor Cream30.0
ValbetValbet Cream21.0
Eczmate SEczmate S 0.1% W/W/5% W/W Cream145.0
ElosalicElosalic Ointment259.7
Hh SalicHh Salic 0.1% W/W/3.5% W/W Ointment150.0
Hhsalic 6Hhsalic 6 Ointment149.0
Momoz SMomoz S Ointment125.5
Mone SMone S 0.01% Ointment93.0
Momate SMomate S Ointment220.0
Momtas SMomtas S Ointment99.2
Momtop SMomtop S Ointment145.0
Saltopic MSaltopic M Ointment62.5
Eumosone MEumosone M 0.05% W/W/2% W/W Cream69.3
ItchmosolItchmosol 0.05% W/W/2% W/W Cream58.0
Lobate MLobate M Cream68.5
Tenovate MTenovate M Cream65.2
Exel MExel M 0.05%/2% Cream69.0
Kloryl MKloryl M Cream40.0
Zincoderm MZincoderm M Cream65.22
Halobet SHalobet S 0.05% W/W/3% W/W Ointment198.0
Haloderm SHaloderm S 0.5% W/W/3% W/W Ointment89.5
Halotop SHalotop S 0.05 %W/V/3% W/V Lotion249.0
BetachoiceBetachoice Ointment109.0
Halovate SHalovate S Ointment196.0
Halox EsHalox Es 0.05% W/W/3% W/W Ointment115.0
Halox SHalox S Ointment196.5
Halsol SHalsol S Ointment67.74
Healex PlusHealex Plus 0.36%/6.5% Spray176.73
KeralinKeralin Ointment70.0
KetamideKetamide Soap70.0
SarotSarot 0.5%/2% Lotion195.0
BiokezBiokez Ad Lotion170.0
Klinique ActiveKlinique Active Lotion185.0
KetonateKetonate 0.03%/22% Cream36.5
MaxmoistMaxmoist Eye Drop165.0
Metarub SMetarub S 3%W/W/0.1%W/W Ointment81.0
Metos SMetos S 50 Mg/1 Mg Ointment96.16
Mezo SMezo S Ointment117.0
ProsalicProsalic 1 Mg/50 Mg Ointment103.0
Midsone SfMidsone Sf 5%/0.1% Ointment110.68
Momentox SMomentox S 5%W/W/0.1%W/W Ointment76.23
Methazil Ear DropsMethazil Ear Drops47.41
Micona FMicona F Cream40.83
Flucreme NmFlucreme Nm Ointment54.0
Mycoderm NmMycoderm Nm 2%/0.1%/1% Cream70.0
3 Mix3 Mix Cream65.5
BactimaxBactimax Cream54.75
Nadibact PlusNadibact Plus Cream64.5
NadimixNadimix Cream79.5
Ring GuardRing Guard Cream42.3
Saliderm F 0.025%/6%/3% OintmentSaliderm F 0.025%/6%/3% Ointment51.0
Scabal P 1%W/W/0.5%W/W/1%W/W SoapScabal P 1%W/W/0.5%W/W/1%W/W Soap58.0
Dr. Reckeweg Acid Fluor DilutionAcid Fluor Dilution 1 M155.0
Beplex PlusBeplex Forte Plus Elixir50.53
Schwabe Carduus Marianus PentarkanCarduus Marianus Pentarkan Tablet140.0
Cynocal 16Cynocal 16 Tablet57.0
Klinique PlusKlinique Plus Shampoo199.5
NervijenNervijen Capsule111.0
PolybionPolybion Capsule17.0
Sioneuron ForteSioneuron Forte Tablet10.92
No Scars Face WashNo Scars Face Wash99.9

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