While dandruff usually does not warrant medical attention, it can be a source of great annoyance and embarrassment. This dermatological condition is characterized by dry, itchy, flaky skin of the scalp. The symptoms of dandruff are white, oily flakes of dead skin that appear on your hair and shoulders, accompanied by an itchy scalp. If your dandruff is severe, and over-the-counter dandruff shampoos do not seem to help, you should contact Urgent Care LA, as you may be experiencing signs of seborrheic dermatitis or another dermatological condition.

At Urgent Care LA, our doctors will check your scalp to confirm that you have dandruff, and not a more serious dermatological problem. For mild dandruff, they may prescribe an over-the-counter mild dandruff shampoo. For more severe dandruff, an urgent care doctor may prescribe medicated shampoo, which may include zinc pyrithione, coal tar, salicylic acid, selenium sulfide or ketoconazole.

This is not a substitute for a professional, on-site medical diagnosis. Visit your doctor or other healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis of your condition.