Dandruff treatment
Dandruff treatment
Ages 18-64
This is right for you if
Your scalp is flaky, dry, or itchy
You don’t have sores, wounds, or bumps on your scalp
You don’t have scalp psoriasis
You’re not pregnant
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What's included

Personalized dandruff treatment plans may include a prescription for a medicated dandruff shampoo, gel, or foam. If this is your first attempt to treat mild symptoms of dandruff, your clinician may recommend an over-the-counter (OTC) anti-dandruff shampoo. You can message your clinician with follow-up questions for 14 days after you get your treatment plan.

If you need treatment for an additional health condition, you’ll need to start a separate visit.
Commonly prescribed medications
  • Ketoconazole 2% shampoo
  • Ciclopirox 1% shampoo
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This chart is for informational purposes only. Your clinician will determine treatment plans, prescriptions, and number of refills (if any) based on your symptoms and health history. Refill estimates are based on a 30-day supply of medication.
Alpha, HealthTap, and SteadyMD have licensed clinicians (like MDs, DOs, and NPs). At Alpha, the typical number of topical refills per visit is 1. At HealthTap, the typical number of topical refills per visit is 11. At SteadyMD, the typical number of topical refills per visit is 3. Business hours for Alpha are 9 AM to 5 PM ET, 7 days a week. Business hours for HealthTap are 8 AM to 10 PM ET, 7 days a week. Business hours for SteadyMD are 8 AM to midnight ET, 7 days a week. Responses outside these hours may be delayed.

What you’ll need

2 photos of the affected area, including at least one close-up photo
A photo ID, like a driver's license or passport, if we need additional identity verification
5 to 10 minutes to answer questions about your symptoms and health history

How it works

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Choose an online clinic
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Fill out an intake form
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Connect with a clinician
You can message your clinician with follow-up questions for 14 days after you get your treatment plan.
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You should know
Based on your health information, your clinician may recommend that you see a healthcare provider in person. If that happens, you’ll still be charged for your visit. Amazon Clinic doesn’t accept insurance at this time, and isn’t intended for beneficiaries of government payor programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Frequently asked questions

What dandruff treatments can I get through Amazon Clinic?
To treat and prevent dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp), your clinician may prescribe a medicated antifungal shampoo like ketoconazole 2% or ciclopirox (Loprox) 1%. Ciclopirox can also be prescribed as a gel or foam in a .77% concentration.

In some cases of dandruff, a clinician may prescribe a corticosteroid treatment like clobetasol shampoo or mometasone gel for short-term use.

Please note: This information is for general reference only. Your clinician will review your symptoms and health history to determine which (if any) treatments are medically necessary.
What's the difference between prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) dry scalp treatments?
Many OTC dry scalp treatments contain active ingredients that can help control mild dandruff.

• Coal tar (Neutrogena T-Gel)

• Ketoconazole 1% (Nizoral)

• Selenium sulfide (Selsun Blue, Selsun Blue Medicated, Head & Shoulders Clinical Strength)

• Sulfur (Sulfur8 Medicated)

• Zinc pyrithione (Head & Shoulders, Zincon)

But for moderate to severe dandruff, clinicians recommend stronger antifungal medications that can help control more stubborn symptoms and prevent relapse when used regularly.

How do you know where your dandruff is on the spectrum of mild to severe dermatitis?

Mild dandruff: Skin flaking and shedding without inflammation

Moderate to severe dandruff: Skin scaling, inflammation, and itching
What causes dandruff?
Among other factors, Dandruff is caused by sebaceous gland activity and opportunistic fungi called Malassezia. These fungi tend to colonize areas of skin that are high in oil (sebum), like the scalp, face, and upper body. Anti-dandruff shampoos like Nizoral work by preventing these fungi from growing.

There's no cure for dandruff, but it's very treatable, and its symptoms tend to improve in warmer months.
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