THE TRUE WEIGHT OF THE FLAKE

Stigma

Knowing that people think you are unclean, unattractive and therefore not feeling socially accepted is how dandruff sufferers feel every single day…

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The Unseen Symptoms of Dandruff

Helpless
Useless
Unattractive

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Relationship Blocker

HOW DANDRUFF IS THE UNWANTED THIRD PERSON IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP?

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Fojo

Fear of judgement from others fuels anxiety for dandruff sufferers

Eye
Catching

Dandruff
Distancing

Social distancing is new right? WRONG. why dandruff sufferers have been social distancing for years

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CONCERNS OF EYE-CATCHING
dandruff alienates sufferers through FEAR OF STARING

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of sufferers worry that people stare at their skin disease

1 in 4 of sufferers are afraid that other PEOPLE WILL NOT APPROVE OR ACCEPT THEM

"People avoid being close to me"

44 %

of those people are extremly worried about

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THE IMPRESSION THEY MAKE ON OTHERS

50 %

of people feel They are less of a person because of their dandruff

OVER HALF

of dandruff sufferers have had

THEIR RELATIONSHIPS IMPACTED

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Dr Alia Ahmed Quote

One of the common outcomes of having dandruff is social anxiety, the fear of someone else noticing your scalp problem, or even worse, commenting on it. This can lead to feelings of stigmatisation, especially as there are so many common negative connotations associated with having dandruff. For example, the feeling of being unclean, unattractive, or like a contagion. People with dandruff will go to great lengths to disguise their diagnosis and may avoid physical /social interactions to reduce the chance of being ‘found out’. By increasing education about dandruff, why it happens and how it can be controlled, may help to remove some of the stigma associated with this very common scalp issue.

Dr. Alia Ahmed

Stigma