Epidemiology of Dandruff and Effectiveness of Treatment among Tikrit Medical College Students
Mayada Kamel Mohammed
Dandruffis a most common chronic scalp problem assigned by flaking of the skin of the scalp.Although dandruff isn’t contagious and not serious it may be embarrassing and treatment of it difficult.The goal of this project is to assess epidemiology and effectiveness of dandruff treatment among medical students. A cohort study (retro prospective) was conducted Tikrit university college of medicine from 28th November 2018 to 1st April 2019. sample size was 72 cases are selected randomly (simple random). The data was collected by using a questionnaire which was administered by interviewersAmong the dandruff survey most of them were females and from20.1_23 year, there is a strong association between dandruff and family history which represent (62.5%) of cases. (68%) of cases were rural residence. Absolutely there was no refuse for treatment. Regarding to ketoconazole response, (41.66%) were responded in the first week, while (38.88%) were non responded to the ketoconazole this may belong to poor compliance and/or other medical conditions. In relation to seasonal incidence (84.72%) occur in winter, while there is no incidence in autumn.
Conclusions: The oily scalp was the main type that affected by dandruff (65.3%). Also there was no relationship between number of showering and development of dandruff. Other than ketoconazole (56.94%) of cases were responded to cosmetics.