The symptoms of dandruff include white flakes of dead skin in the hair and on the shoulders, as well as an itchy, red, or scaly scalp. 

Tests to diagnose: 

Dandruff is a condition that people can pretty much self-diagnose from the symptoms of an itchy, dry, and scaly scalp.


Dandruff can often be a chronic condition, but it can be controlled with the proper treatment.  Anti-dandruff shampoo containing  zinc pyrithione, salicylic acid, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole shampoo, coal tar shampoo are used for treatment.