Is Dandruff contagious??!!

@pitstop (9804)
India
October 24, 2007 9:05am CST
Is it possible for someone to get dandruff from another person - like from a husband to his wife especially if they live/sleep together or share the same pillow/bed? I'm just curious as I do have a problem with dandruff and dont wanna spread it to my wife!
8 responses
• India
14 Nov 07
Yes. Dandruff is certainly contagious. One will contract that through contaminated pillow cover, used comb, towel etc.. Especially it is important to keep the comb clean.
• India
7 Nov 07
Dandruff is not contagious. But it comes under Fungal Infection. Any body in the house uses the same pillow, comb are likely to get afftected by dandruff like in any other fungal infections where clothes should be washed in very hot water, and the same towels should not be used. These things are precationary measures. But this type of fungal infection is not so to spred to others.
• India
2 Nov 07
no!dandruff is not at all contagious.my hubby has loads of it and i have not contracted it.but it is very depressing and irritating.
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@uath13 (8204)
• United States
24 Oct 07
No, it's not a disease or parasite. Its just where your scalp is dry & the skin flakes off.
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@pinay81 (1537)
• Philippines
24 Oct 07
i dont think so dandruff can be transfer to anyone only i know is head lice better to check to the dermatologist so they can give you good anti-dandruff shampoo and give you some advice :-)
@sang2k2 (1833)
• India
31 Oct 07
hi pitstop, I cant call it as contagious but it spreads if dandruff comes in contact with your hair. I mean if You use the peron's comb who has dandruff then you can slo get dandruff also by sharing the pillows as well as the same towels and all the things where your head comes in contact with a dandruff particle. You can be carefull about all these small things and always use the shampoos mixed in water and dont directly use the shampoo to your scalp as it contains alot of chemicals which can harm the skin of your scalp.Dont mix hot and cold water while taking hair bath avoid using very hot water if possible use lukewarm or cold water for washing hair,
@sang2k2 (1833)
• India
5 Jan 08
thanks for marking my response as br.
• United States
1 Nov 07
I don't think so. Its a skin condition, and not and infection, so I don't think its transferrable.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
24 Oct 07
I don't think it is contagious. You might be able to give her a few loose flakes, but as far as giving her dandruff, I think it is highly unlikely.