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Dandruff Shampoo for Children

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Susan Revermann is a professional writer with educational and professional experience in psychology, research and teaching. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in psychology, focused on research, motivational behavior and statistics. Revermann also has a background in art, crafts, green living, outdoor activities and overall fitness, balance and well-being.
Dandruff Shampoo for Children
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Dandruff, also called seborrheic dermatitis or seborrhea, can cause flaky, itchy, white or yellowish skin on oily patches on the head, as well as other parts of your child’s body. Although researchers have yet to designate a specific cause for this condition, it is believed that an overproduction of skin oil; a yeast called malassezia; cold, dry air; under- or over-washing of the hair; and other skin issues may be the main contributing factors. Luckily you can get an over-the-counter dandruff shampoo to help your child alleviate his dandruff symptoms.

Kid-safe Dandruff Shampoos

Dandruff shampoo for kids can be purchased at a store without a prescription. These products may contain salicylic acid, coal tar, resorcin, selenium sulfide or tea tree oil. Always follow the product’s instructions exactly as stated and heed its warnings. If you have any questions or concerns, consult your health care provider. (ref 1, 2, 3)

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