The Ultimate Dandruff Treatment Quiz

The Ultimate Dandruff Treatment Quiz
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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?
A virus
Oily skin
Dry skin
Dandruff often occurs on the scalps of those with dry skin. It is not caused by any type of virus.

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What's the name of a severe skin irritation that has dandruff as a symptom?
Seborrheic dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis -- a condition marked by oily, irritated skin -- can cause flaky skin on the scalp.
Skin cancer
Keratonosis

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What is an immune-related disorder that can cause scalp flaking?
HIV
Lupus
Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a known cause of dandruff.

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Which of these things, when done more frequently, can help correct dandruff?
Brushing hair
Shampooing hair
When you don't wash your hair enough, oil and skin cells build up. Washing more often is likely to reduce dandruff.
Not shampooing hair

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Which of the following vitamins might help control dandruff?
Vitamin A
Vitamin B
It's believed that a diet rich in B vitamins might help fight flakes.
Vitamin C

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What's the most common dandruff treatment?
Antibiotics
Corticosteroids
Anti-dandruff shampoo
Anti-dandruff shampoo is an effective treatment that can be used over the long term.

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Which shampoo ingredient works well in treating dandruff caused by seborrheic dermatitis?
Tar
Tar-based shampoos are effective at treating dandruff caused by seborrheic dermatitis.
Salicylic acid
Magnesium sulfate

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Which treatment quality does zinc pyrithione not have?
Antibacterial
Antiviral
Zinc pyrithione shampoos address bacterial and fungal causes of dandruff -- not viral.
Antifungal

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How often should you use anti-dandruff shampoo for scalp maintenance?
Daily
Two to three times a week
When your dandruff is under control, it's ideal to continue using anti-dandruff shampoo two to three times per week.
Once a month

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What is an over-the-counter cream that can sometimes help improve dandruff?
Hemorrhoid cream
Wrinkle cream
Cortisone cream
If anti-dandruff shampoo alone doesn't get the job done, you can try combining it with cortisone cream.

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