The Ultimate Dandruff Treatment Quiz

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About This Quiz

Can you separate fact from fiction when you see telltale white flakes on someone's clothing? Take this quiz to find out. Not only will you be able to take a stab at the causes of dandruff, you'll also get to test your knowledge on its remedies.

What is the most common cause of dandruff?

Dandruff often occurs on the scalps of those with dry skin. It is not caused by any type of virus.

What's the name of a severe skin irritation that has dandruff as a symptom?

Seborrheic dermatitis -- a condition marked by oily, irritated skin -- can cause flaky skin on the scalp.

What is an immune-related disorder that can cause scalp flaking?

Psoriasis is a known cause of dandruff.

Which of these things, when done more frequently, can help correct dandruff?

When you don't wash your hair enough, oil and skin cells build up. Washing more often is likely to reduce dandruff.

Which of the following vitamins might help control dandruff?

It's believed that a diet rich in B vitamins might help fight flakes.

What's the most common dandruff treatment?

Anti-dandruff shampoo is an effective treatment that can be used over the long term.

Which shampoo ingredient works well in treating dandruff caused by seborrheic dermatitis?

Tar-based shampoos are effective at treating dandruff caused by seborrheic dermatitis.

Which treatment quality does zinc pyrithione not have?

Zinc pyrithione shampoos address bacterial and fungal causes of dandruff -- not viral.

How often should you use anti-dandruff shampoo for scalp maintenance?

When your dandruff is under control, it's ideal to continue using anti-dandruff shampoo two to three times per week.

What is an over-the-counter cream that can sometimes help improve dandruff?

If anti-dandruff shampoo alone doesn't get the job done, you can try combining it with cortisone cream.

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