By: Terry Graedon September 3, 2017 4 Comments
    How to Get Rid of Beard Flakes

    Have you ever heard of beard flakes? Some men find that the skin on their cheeks and chin under their beard is itchy and flaky. As a result, they are embarrassed to discover that they may have white f…

    By: Terry Graedon November 21, 2016 9 Comments
    Why Does Listerine Soothe Your Itchy Scalp?

    Have you been bedeviled by an itchy scalp? There are plenty of reasons why your scalp might itch. Lice are one possibility, of course, though they seem to be most common among children and people who …

    By: Joe Graedon March 16, 2015 5 Comments
    Finding Natural Solutions for Dandruff

    Q. I have suffered with an itchy scalp for years and now dandruff is adding to my misery. I have several expensive dark sweaters that I love. My sports jackets and suits are also dark and my wife is c…

    By: Joe Graedon December 8, 2014 2 Comments
    Getting the Drop on Winter Dandruff

    Do you dread wearing dark sweaters in winter? Unsightly white flakes on your shoulders and an itchy scalp are signs of dandruff, which can become more troublesome during the winter. Dry Air and Dry Sc…

    By: Joe Graedon March 20, 2014 15 Comments
    Listerine Cured Infectious Dandruff

    Flakes on the shoulder is a likely sign of dastardly dandruff. A businessman wearing a perfectly tailored suit can completely destroy his image with snowy shoulders. Ditto for a woman in a black dres…

    By: Terry Graedon January 27, 2014 15 Comments
    Desperately Seeking Dandruff Relief

    Q. I use dandruff shampoo every other day but get no relief. I am a 57-year-old woman. A. If you have been using the same dandruff shampoo for weeks on end, that may be contributing to the problem. De…

    By: Terry Graedon November 1, 2012 11 Comments
    Remedies for Itchy Flaky Dandruff

    Q. I have suffered with an itchy and flaky scalp for many many years. I have been to dermotologists and used various prescription and over the counter remedies to no avail. Last year my hairdresser to…

    By: Terry Graedon February 13, 2012 8 Comments
    Dealing with Dandruff

    Many people like to wear black because they believe, rightly or wrongly, that dark clothing makes them look thinner and more elegant. Millions spoil the stylish image they seek, though, when white fla…

    By: Terry Graedon December 19, 2011 18 Comments
    Unexpected Help for Itchy Dandruff

    Q. I have struggled my whole life with an itchy scalp. Prescription Nizoral shampoo offered a little relief, but it was expensive. I tried amber Listerine followed by a vinegar rinse, but that dried m…

    By: Terry Graedon October 31, 2011 6 Comments
    Home Remedies May Help Dandruff

    Q. I am desperate for help with my dandruff. The flakes are driving me crazy! A. Dandruff can cause itching and flaking of the scalp that is both uncomfortable and unsightly. When it gets really bad, …

    By: Terry Graedon June 14, 2010 13 Comments
    Stop Flakes: How to Treat Dandruff

    Joe Graedon discusses how to treat dandruff in this People's Pharmacy Video.…

    By: Terry Graedon April 30, 2009 9 Comments
    Dandruff

    Dandruff may be dastardly, but in general, it is not a serious medical condition. Though people who have it may be frustrated by it, or even desperate for relief, doctors don't get too excited when th…

    By: Joe Graedon January 23, 2009 6 Comments
    Listerine Fights Flakes

    Q. When I was young I had an ongoing dandruff problem. This was about 45 years ago. My uncle was a barber, and he told me to use the old brown Listerine. I have used it ever since, every time I wash m…

    By: Joe Graedon January 7, 2008 6 Comments
    This Is The Season For Dry Skin And Dandruff

    Winter is hard on skin and scalp. With its low humidity, heated air pulls moisture out of the skin. This time of year millions of people suffer from dry skin, chapped lips and dandruff. Frequent hand …

    By: Terry Graedon July 16, 2007 0 Comments
    Vinegar Is Secret Weapon Against Dandruff

    Q. A few weeks ago someone reporting using Miracle Whip on her scaly flaky scalp. She said that after a couple of hours she had a flake-free scalp and wanted to know why it worked so well. I think the…

    By: Joe Graedon March 1, 2004 0 Comments
    Listerine Is Old-Fashioned Dandruff Remedy

    Q. A few weeks ago you wrote about someone using Listerine and baby oil to treat dandruff. More than 40 years ago, my family was using plain Listerine for this purpose. It was advertised as a dandruff…

    By: Joe Graedon February 16, 2004 0 Comments
    Listerine And Baby Oil For Dandruff

    Q. Have you ever heard of using Listerine for dandruff? Someone told me he heard it on the radio. A. A gentleman called in to our public radio show with an amazing story about Listerine mixed with bab…