Dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis have similar symptoms. However, it’s important to know the difference so you can choose the right approach to treat it.
Seborrheic dermatitis is often mistaken for dandruff as they both share similar signs, including:
While similar, seborrheic dermatitis is much more severe. The following symptoms can be expected:
- Severe flakes
- White/yellowish scales that are oiler than dandruff flakes
- Red, inflamed areas on the scalp
Like dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis can be treated with the right shampoo.
However, you’ll need to visit your doctor for a shampoo to treat seborrheic dermatitis – he or she can prescribe a treatment program that’s right for you.
If your flaking is milder and more like typical dandruff, our Classic Clean Shampoo is perfect for you.
When used regularly, it can leave hair up to 100% flake free1, smelling great and feeling soft.
For tougher dandruff, try Head & Shoulders Clinically Proven Solutions shampoo. The formula contains our maximum strength dandruff-fighting ingredient, selenium sulphide.
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