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What increases my risk of dandruff?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Many people will experience dandruff at some point in their lives, but some people are at increased risk. The problem is slightly more common in men than in women and can appear at any age, although after age 40 it often improves. Even babies commonly experience dandruff, a condition called "cradle cap," which usually clears up at around six months of age.

Certain conditions also raise your risk of dandruff, including very oily skin as well as more serious problems, such as central nervous system disorders, Parkinson's disease, and HIV infection. 

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