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How can having dandruff affect my self-esteem?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
The effect of dandruff on quality of life varies with the individual. Since dandruff is not serious, from a medical standpoint, the greatest challenge in dealing with dandruff may be coping with the psychological and social stress that can accompany symptomatic dandruff. If you are having difficulty managing your dandruff and experiencing self-esteem issues related to your symptoms, you should seek support from family and friends, and perhaps evaluation by a qualified healthcare professional.

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