How do other illnesses affect dandruff?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Dandruff typically results from such factors as excessive oil in the scalp, dry environment such as that which occurs in the winter with overheating, poor scalp hygiene, poor diet, and stress. Occasionally, symptomatic dermatitis may result from other diseases such as Parkinson's disease and post-stroke and -heart attack states. In these cases, the underlying medical condition does not affect dandruff, but rather it causes the dandruff. Other skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis can occur in conjunction with dandruff and may worsen its expression.

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