• Dandruff Similar Conditions

Similar Conditions

Some conditions which are more or less similar to Dandruff are:

Seborrheic Dermatitis

  • This skin inflammation is characterized by redness and itching and frequently occurs around the folds of the nose and eyebrow areas and the scalp.
  • If this inflammation and scaling is present outside the scalp it rules out Dandruff.


  • This is characterized by well defined lesions which are large, dry, thick, scaly and silvery lesions.
  • They can also affect the scalp.


  • Ringworm is the fungal infection of scalp.
  • It is characterized by itchiness, scaly, bald patches on scalp.


  • Eczema is a skin condition which is chronic in nature and characterized by roughness, blister, formation with itching and redness.
  • It can be present on scalp too.
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