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What Doctor Should I Consult for Dandruff?


Dandruff can be bothersome. Many of us resort to home-based therapies and self-diagnosis for this common scalp condition, which could exacerbate the problem.

Did you know that you could even lose your hair because of dandruff?

According to a study published in the National Library of Medicine, dandruff is associated with hair loss and requires proper treatment to maintain a healthy scalp

In this article, we’ll explore which doctors you can consult to treat dandruff problems, the causes of dandruff problems, and more.

Doctors to Consult for Dandruff Treatment

Here are some specialists who help treat dandruff.

1. Dermatologist

A dermatologist specializes in diagnosing and treating various skin conditions, including dandruff. They can thoroughly examine your scalp, identify the underlying causes of dandruff, and recommend appropriate treatment options tailored to your specific situation.

2. Trichologist

A trichologist diagnoses and treats hair and scalp disorders. Trichologists can assess your scalp condition, identify contributing factors, and devise personalized treatment plans to address dandruff and promote overall hair health.

3. Family Physician

In some cases, a family doctor can assist you with the initial evaluation and management of dandruff. They can provide general advice, recommend over-the-counter anti-dandruff products, and assess whether further specialized care is necessary.

When Should You Visit a Doctor for Dandruff?

While mild dandruff can often be managed at home, there are instances when it is advisable to consult a doctor. Consider seeking professional assistance in the following situations:

  • Severe and persistent dandruff
  • Excessive itching and inflammation
  • Dandruff is accompanied by hair loss or skin lesions
  • Lack of improvement with over-the-counter remedies

Causes of Dandruff

Understanding the causes of dandruff can help in effectively managing and preventing its

 recurrence. Here are some of the causes why dandruff occurs:

  1. Fungal overgrowth: A yeast-like fungus called Malassezia is naturally present on the scalp, but its overgrowth can contribute to scalp irritation and flaking.
  2. Excessive oil production: Cases of excessive sebum production can create an environment favourable for the growth of Malassezia, triggering dandruff.
  3. Dry scalp: Dryness of the scalp can cause skin cells to flake and result in dandruff. It generally worsens with cold weather, harsh shampoos, and frequent washing.
  4. Allergic reactions: Allergens in products, fragrances, or other environmental triggers, can lead to scalp inflammation and dandruff.
  5. Prevailing medical conditions: Psoriasis, eczema, or seborrheic dermatitis can manifest as dandruff-like symptoms and require specific medical attention.

Dandruff Treatment Options Available

Several treatment options are available to address dandruff and restore scalp health. The treatment options are administered depending on the severity of dandruff and individual preferences. Here are some common dandruff treatment options:

How to Choose the Best Dandruff Treatment Doctor?

When selecting a dandruff treatment doctor, consider the following factors:

  • Specialization and expertise in dermatology or trichology
  • Experience in treating dandruff and related scalp conditions
  • Positive patient reviews and testimonials
  • Availability and accessibility of the doctor
  • Compatibility and comfort level during consultations

Hair Care Doctors to Consult at Ayu Health 


At Ayu Health, we have a dedicated team to treat dandruff and similar hair conditions. With the best of experience, training and knowledge, our professionals are adept at stabilizing your situation and stopping such hair conditions from worsening.

  1. Dr. S C Rajendran (Dermatology)

MBBS, MD – Dermatology 43+ years

  1.  Dr. Shymol Kuriakose (Dermatology)

 MBBS, DVD 13+ years

  1. Dr Manjunath K G (MBBS, MD – Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy)

Dermatology 15+ years

  1. Dr Bhumika S (Dermatologist, Cosmetologist, Paediatric Dermatologist)

MBBS, DDVL 15+ years

Treat Dandruff Problems at Ayu Health

You don’t have to deal with dandruff alone. At Ayu Health, we provide you with rehabilitative treatment for dandruff that involves diagnosing your condition, suggesting treatment methods and healing your scalp.

Say goodbye to dandruff for good with Ayu Health’s leading team of dermatologists. Visit our website, or feel free to contact us at +91 6366-100-800 to book an appointment.

Also read: 4 Ways To Use Neem for Hair Care and Dandruff Removal


Do Dermatologists Treat Dandruff?

Yes, dermatologists can treat dandruff. They can provide effective treatment options and guidance to address persistent dandruff concerns.

Do Salons Remove Dandruff?

While salons can provide hair and scalp treatments, they primarily focus on cosmetic hair care services. It is advisable to consult a dermatologist or trichologist for proper diagnosis and treatment of dandruff.

Is Dandruff Curable?

While dandruff cannot be completely cured, it can be effectively managed and controlled with the right treatment approach.

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About the Author

Dr goel
Dr. S. Goel
MBBS PGDCM FID MBAHHM at Ayu Health | Website | + posts

Dr. S. Goel  is a renowned Internal Medicine Specialist currently practicing at Ayu Health, Bangalore.  He is a Specialist in Internal Medicine, Diabetes HTN, Paediatric Care, and Family Medicine.

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