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Posted by: skank | 2010/07/28

Is dandruff contagious?

hi Doctor,

My fiancee has dandruff for awhile now..Since last week i notice that i have it now...my head is full of it now...is dandruff contagious?

many thanks

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Hallo Skank
Dandruff can be caused by a yeast but is often caused by dry scalp or seborrhoeic dermatitis. A medicated shampoo usually works very well. Niz shampoo is expensive but highly effective or you can try something like Selsun/Gill which is cheaper but may take longer to show an effect.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/07/28

Hallo Skank
Dandruff can be caused by a yeast but is often caused by dry scalp or seborrhoeic dermatitis. A medicated shampoo usually works very well. Niz shampoo is expensive but highly effective or you can try something like Selsun/Gill which is cheaper but may take longer to show an effect.
Dr Bets

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