How to Get Rid of Chest Dandruff

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Dandruff isn't limited to the scalp. It can also afflict other areas, such as the chest.
Dandruff isn't limited to the scalp. It can also afflict other areas, such as the chest. (Image: head image by jeancliclac from Fotolia.com)

Dandruff, also known as seborrheic dermatitis, occurs when new skin is produced too quickly for old skin to shed. In addition to flaking skin, people who have dandruff can have inflamed and itchy skin. The most common place people get dandruff is their scalp, but dandruff can appear in unlikely places such as the eyebrows, back, legs and the chest. Dandruff on your chest can be especially discomforting. Unlike our scalp, chests are covered up with clothing, which can irritate skin with dandruff. Luckily, dandruff, even chest dandruff, is fairly easy to treat.

Wash your chest daily using a cleanser that contains 2 percent zinc pyrithione.

Apply a cream that contains 1 percent hydrocortisone after washing your chest with the zinc pyrithione cleanser. Hydrocortisone helps treat the itchiness. Apply this cream twice daily.

Apply an anti-fungal cream such as Nizoral after applying the hydrocortisone cream. Make sure you rub it in well. Apply this cream twice daily.

Continue using the cleaner and creams daily until the chest dandruff disappears. Use the cleaner daily to prevent a recurrence.

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