Why Won’t Your Dandruff Go Away?

Dandruff is a skin condition commonly resulting in flaking skin from the scalp. Though typically painless, dandruff may cause itchiness and be a source of embarrassment or distress for those with it.

While treatments, such as lotions and shampoos, exist, sometimes dandruff may not respond to it. Learning why your dandruff won’t go away may help you find a solution that works for you. Here are a few common reasons why your dandruff won’t go away and what you can do about it.

You Aren’t Using Enough Treatment

A buildup of oil can cause dandruff. When using shampoo as a treatment, failure to use enough can result in inadequate oil removal. This can prevent it from reaching the scalp and treating your dandruff. The right amount is typically individual to you, so try a few different amounts.

You Are Using Too Much Treatment

Another cause of dandruff can be dry skin. Certain shampoos and other dandruff treatments may further dry out your skin if used excessively. If you have been overusing dandruff treatments or your treatment is harsh on your scalp, try using it less or look for another option.

Infrequently Utilizing Dandruff Treatments

Though typically manageable, dandruff can be a chronic condition. This may mean you have to utilize daily treatments to have sustained symptom relief. If you are inconsistent with treatments, you may not be treating your dandruff effectively or allowing it to worsen.

It May Not Be Dandruff

Other skin conditions, such as psoriasis, rosacea, or eczema, can have dandruff-like symptoms and would require other treatment options. Typically, dandruff treatments won’t address those other skin conditions.

Work With Bucay Center for Dandruff Relief

You may be wondering what to do with all these potential reasons why your dandruff remains. Working with the team at Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics is an excellent way to find dandruff relief.

When you work with our capable and experienced medical professionals, we can help find the treatment plan that works for you. At Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics, we can utilize a variety of treatments, from prescription shampoos to gels and medications.

To work with us at one of our two convenient locations in San Antonio, TX, call 210-692-3000 to contact us.

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