dandruff


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

dandruff

 [dan´druf]
1. a scaly material shed from the scalp; applied to that normally shed from the scalp epidermis as well as to the excessive scaly material associated with disease. The condition may spread unless checked and in rare cases may extend to the eyebrows, ears, nose, and neck, causing a reddening of the skin in those areas.
2. seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp.

dan·druff

(dan'drŭf),
The presence, in varying amounts, of white or gray scales in the hair of the scalp, due to excessive or normal branny exfoliation of the epidermis.
See also: seborrheic dermatitis.

dandruff

/dan·druff/ (dan´druf)
1. dry scaly material shed from the scalp; applied to that normally shed from the scalp epidermis as well as to the excessive scaly material associated with disease.
2. seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp.

dandruff

(dăn′drəf)
n.
A scaly scurf formed on and shed from the scalp, sometimes caused by seborrhea.

dan′druff·y adj.

dandruff

[dan′druf]
an excessive amount of scaly material composed of dead, keratinized epithelium shed from the scalp that may be a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. Treatment with a keratolytic shampoo is usually recommended to soften and remove the scales.

seborrheic dermatitis exam

An idiopathic spongiotic dermatitis characterised by greasy or dry white scales, variably accompanied by erythema.
 
Sites
Scalp, face, nose, eyebrows, behind ears, external ear, skin over sternum and over skin folds.
 
Risk factors
Familial, stress, fatigue, temperature extremes, oily skin, infrequent shampoos or skin cleaning, acne, obesity, excess use of lotions with alcohol, AIDS, neurologic conditions (e.g., Parkinson's disease), head injury, stroke.

dan·druff

(dan'drŭf)
The presence, in varying amounts, of white or gray scales in the hair of the scalp, due to exfoliation of the epidermis.
See also: seborrheic dermatitis
Synonym(s): scurf, seborrhea sicca (2) .

dandruff

A popular term for pityriasis capitis. The condition features scaliness of the scalp from flakes of dead skin. Some loss of surface skin cells is normal, but excessive scaliness may be due to infection with the fungus Malassezia furfur that causes PITYRIASIS VERSICOLOR. Dandruff responds well to medicated shampoos, especially those containing selenium and lithium. Also known as pityriasis furfuracea.

dandruff

excessive scaling from the skin or, in humans, scalp.

walking dandruff
cheyletiellosis.
References in periodicals archive ?
6) For instance, demodex was found to be present in 100% of patients with cylindrical dandruff on their eyelashes--a pathognomonic sign of demodex infestation (Figure 2)--but also in 22% of those with clean lashes.
Send your favorite homespun dandruff cure to the address below.
People with dandruff may also experience irritation, itching and redness on the scalp.
In people without dandruff, it takes about 30 days for a crop of new skin cells to mature, die and shed.
Gorkhalee said Dabur Nepal has developed PROstyle Dandruff Control Hair Oil exclusively for the Nepalese consumers based on local consumer insights.
This happens all the time, but with dandruff, the speed and turnover of skin accelerates.
While I have never heard of dandruff being the result of dietary change and weight loss, I do know that hair loss can be triggered by those factors.
A DANDRUFF is an increase in shedding of scalp cells so they clump and are visible.
The ComfortFlex vent brush creates air currents with each stroke so hair dries quicker, while the Dandruff-Control Brush features copper bristles that kill 88% of the fungus that causes dandruff and dry scalp.
If your scalp sheds too much or too fast you might see white flakes called dandruff on your hair or clothing.
Dear Doctor, I have had dandruff for a couple of years and tried a variety of dandruff treatments from the chemist at various times to try and improve things but the effect is only very limited.
Domella's habit of developing his own film also worked against him due to the dust, dandruff and Doritos that were often found all over his images.