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Dandruff: How to treat

Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry skin flake off of the scalp. If you have dark hair or you’re wearing dark colors, you may notice the flakes in your hair or on your shoulders. Dandruff may also make your scalp itch.

The most effective way to treat and control dandruff is to use dandruff shampoo and scalp treatments. Follow these tips from dermatologists to get the best results.


SPOTme™ free skin cancer screening program

The Academy's SPOTme™ program mission is to reduce the number of deaths from skin cancer in the United States by educating the public about skin cancer risk and providing free skin cancer screenings to catch skin cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.

Since the launch of the Academy's national screening program in 1985, the Academy has conducted more than 2.4 million screenings, detected over 200,000 suspicious lesions, and exposed over 26,000 potential melanomas. Learn more and find a SPOTme™ free skin cancer screening event.

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