Is There a Difference Between Dandruff and a Dry Scalp?

i have a problem with my scalp, but i don't know if i have a dry scalp or dandruff. thanks

Doctor Answers (2)

Dandruff Versus Dry Scalp

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You should schedule an appointment with a dermatologist to determine your specific scalp condition. The two may be overlapping conditions or isolated. 

Redondo Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Dandruff is called Seborrhea

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Dandruff is the medical condition known as Seborrhea. It is probably the most common causes for dry scalp although there are other potential causes include psoriasis, and fungus, for example. I would recommend showing to a dermatologist if otc anti-dandruff shampoos have not helped.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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