Dandruff In Naperville, IL

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What is Dandruff?

Dandruff, medically termed seborrheic dermatitis, is a common scalp condition characterized by the excessive shedding of dead skin cells from the scalp. This often results in visible white or yellow flakes on the scalp, hair, and shoulders. It may also lead to itchiness and irritation. Dandruff occurs due to various factors, including an overgrown yeast-like fungus called Malassezia, irregularities in skin oil (sebum) production, sensitivity to hair care products, or certain skin conditions. At Oak Dermatology, located in Naperville, Itasca, and Joliet, IL, we understand the impact of dandruff on individuals’ comfort and confidence. Our providers are trained in diagnosing and treating scalp conditions, offering personalized treatment plans to alleviate dandruff symptoms effectively and restore scalp health.

Treatment Options for Dandruff

Medicated Shampoos: Specialized shampoos containing active ingredients like zinc pyrithione, ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, or coal tar are effective in controlling dandruff by reducing yeast overgrowth or slowing the shedding of skin cells

Topical Treatments: Prescription-strength lotions, creams, or foams with corticosteroids or antifungal agents may be recommended to reduce inflammation and combat fungal growth on the scalp

Lifestyle Modifications: Recommendations may include adopting a gentle hair routine, avoiding harsh hair products, managing stress, and maintaining a balanced diet to support scalp health

Follow-up Care: Regular follow-up appointments allow us to monitor progress, adjust treatment plans, and provide ongoing support to manage dandruff effectively.

I followed Dr. Fang to this practice. Dr. Fang is an excellent doctor and her staff are wonderful. She takes time with her patients and explains things thoroughly. Highly recommend.

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This is the best team of doctors and staff. I have a great relationship with them, and know my health is in their best interest! Always happy to recommend friends and family.

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I am completely satisfied with the practice and staff. Very thorough in explaining the procedure. Actually looking forward to the next visit and getting my skin problems assessment.

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Welcoming, friendly, efficient and knowledgeable.

M.W. Google

The team at Oak Dermatology was great. My appointment was thorough and every one of my questions were answered. I would recommend them for your dermatology needs.

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