I'm a 21 year old college student who has been suffering with dandruff for as long as I can remember. As a child, I had pretty mild white dandruff flakes, but as I grew older and reached adulthood, I noticed a huge change in my dandruff. For the past five years or so, my dandruff appears to be stuck on my scalp. The flakes are brown when they fall off my scalp and collect mostly at my front hairline. I usually try to massage olive oil, shea butter, and/or tea tree oil on my scalp, because it's dry and that helps temporarily loosen up the flakes and get rid of them. But even when I do, my scalp appears inflamed.
My front hairline always appears white and contrasts with my skin color in an embarrassing way. I'm starting to wonder if this is a more serious skin condition like psoriasis, but it doesn't appear to be as extreme as most cases
Please let me know what you think this is and what your suggestions are to help alleviate these symptoms long-term.
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.