During his many years at Eric Treiber Dermatology, Dr. Eric Treiber has heard a number of rumors and myths, involving both hair loss and skin care. Some are just exaggerations of the truth, while others are complete fallacies. Recently Dr. Eric Treiber treated a patient with severe dandruff, while it was bad, it was definitely treatable, and wouldn’t cause any adverse health effects at all. However, the patient was led to believe that Dandruff was actually a major cause of balding or hair loss.
While this was not the first patient to bring this myth to Dr. Eric Treiber or his staff’s attention, it is completely false. There is no discernable scientific link between dandruff and hair loss at all. Although it is a bit gross, dandruff is entirely normal, and far more common than we think. Everyone experiences it at some point in their lives, men and women alike (although it is more common in men). Dandruff is not a precursor nor is it a symptom of any kind of baldness, in fact the two are not linked by much at all.
Dr. Eric Treiber believes one important issue to note however, is that dandruff could be a sign of poor hair or scalp health and therefore any hair loss you may experience could be the result of male pattern baldness or alopecia aerate. If you are experiencing any type of hair loss or dandruff you should contact Dr. Eric Treiber at Eric Treiber Dermatology today.