I’ve been dealing with dandruff since I was a kid, it’s always made me really insecure and always wear a hat. I’ve tried plenty of different hair products, none seem to work. It’s not just my hair on my scalp, it’s my beard as well. I’m a 19 year old male (Caucasian), I’ve been already deciding if I want to go bald or not. I still get dandruff even with a buzzcut and stubble. My skin just sucks. Please feel free to recommend products. I’m trying to improve my life and I find this to be one of the most annoying things.

  • u/lukmly013 (lemmy.sdf.org)
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    329 days ago

    Psoriasis.

    This shampoo helped me (mostly) get rid of dandruff and itching: https://farmakom.ua/en/products/shampun-digtyarnij/
    So a birch tar shampoo.

    However, after 3 years I finally decided to go to a dermatologist. It was getting bigger and bigger, and now my hair wouldn’t cover it up. She prescribed me some corticosteroids (betamethasone 0.5mg/g with salicylic acid 20mg/g) for 10 days (twice a day) and that did it. But I consider corticosteroids a last resort. It causes skin thinning and with long term use it may cause topical steroid withdrawal when you stop using it. Just search for TSW and check images, not nice.

    Now it’s been roughly 2 months since I stopped using it. Seems mostly OK so far, but there’s no permanent solution to psoriasis, unfortunately.

    I also had a flare up in the groin area for around 2 years, but I felt too embarrassed to mention that. Unfortunately, what I got prescribed specifically mentioned to not use it there. But there’s no way I’d be able to mention that to my dermatologist, so after a while of searching I decided on a lower dosage: once a day for 5 days.
    It worked perfectly, but I wouldn’t recommend it, obviously.

    • SolidGrue
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      29 days ago

      Psoriasis is a genetic autoimmune disorder that can deteriorate later in life. It is treatable (“manageable”) through other regimens than strictly topical. I’m on the older side of the average here, and was suffering my first-ever psoroatoc arthritis flare. I consulted a rheumatologist, brought my notes, and got things under control in short order. If you have the means to, do a consult. In my experoence, it turned a lot.of things around for me physically that I never realized were associated with the disorder.