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Can hormone therapy effectively treat dandruff?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Since symptomatic dandruff is sometimes reported in men with a higher frequency than in women, you might wonder whether hormone therapy is a treatment option. There may be a hormone connection to dandruff since it usually first appears following puberty. Currently, however, hormone therapy has not been demonstrated effective in the management of seborrheic dermatitis, or dandruff. Consequently, hormone therapy is not an approved treatment option available in the management of symptomatic dandruff.

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