How do I get rid of dandruff?

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Q. I have terrible dandruff that just doesn't seem to ever clear up. What can I do to treat it?

A. For most people, using a dandruff shampoo once or twice a week can control this annoying condition, in which the skin on the scalp becomes dry and flakes off. But in some cases, the condition doesn't clear up and actually requires medical attention.

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