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How can I protect my children from dandruff?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Dandruff can result from a variety of factors such as excessive oil in the scalp, dry environment such as that which occurs in the winter with overheating, poor scalp hygiene, and poor diet. Take care to protect against these factors in your children. Dandruff occurs most frequently in infants under the age of three and in adults between the ages of 30 and 70. This disorder in infants is sometimes called "cradle cap." While it may be concerning to parents, this condition is not serious and typically resolves on its own during the first year of the child's life. Should dandruff develop in association with redness, swelling, liquid discharge, or fever, your child may require medical evaluation.

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