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Is there a cure for dandruff?

Symptomatic dandruff can be treated by a variety of methods. Among these are simple cleansing, over-the-counter anti-dandruff shampoos, and, occasionally, prescription medication. Additionally, there are lifestyle changes that can be undertaken to assist in the management of symptomatic dandruff. However, dandruff is a chronic condition that may cause symptoms periodically over the course of one's lifetime. In this sense, dandruff does not truly have a cure.

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