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How is dandruff diagnosed?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
To diagnose dandruff, your doctor will examine your skin and ask you questions. Dandruff usually causes flaky white or yellowish-brown scales. It can also cause redness and itching. Dandruff usually affects the scalp but can affect other parts of the body too.

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