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Treating dandruff and seborrhoea of the scalp

Alan Nathan considers OTC treatment of these common scalp conditions

This module is about current OTC treatment recommendations for dandruff and seborrhoea.


To improve your knowledge of OTC treatments for dandruff and seborrhoea of the scalp, and know when to refer.


After completing this module you should:

  • Be familiar with OTC treatments for dandruff and seborrhoea of the scalp and what they contain
  • Be confident recommending these products and advising patients on the treatment of these conditions.


Alan Nathan is a pharmacy writer and consultant.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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