Specialist expertise: Skin Cancer, Hair Disorders, Cosmetic Dermatology, Adult Dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Skin Surgery, Pigmentation Disorders, Scars, Moles, Dermatology.
Dandruff is the body’s reaction to a yeast that normally lives on the skin. It is very common among adults. The body’s immune system reacts to the yeast causing inflammation, redness and itching, usually resulting white or grey flakes of skin to appear on the scalp.
Some fungal infections and inflammatory skin conditions can result in scalp flaking and itching. Inflammatory conditions include psoriasis, eczema, lichen planopilaris.