Dandruff or flaky scalp is one of the commonest complaints that we come across in our daily practice. A healthy scalp is a must for good hair health and hence it is very important for us to know and understand this condition better.
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Dandruff is due to overcolonisation of the scalp by Malassezia species which is a part of the normal flora. The increased oil or sebum causes more proliferation of the fungus and causing flaking. This is the most accepted theory as most of the patients also report oily scalp or oily skin on the face.
There is hyperproliferation or increased shedding of corneocytes and malassezia secondarily infects the scales