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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Scalp: The patch on your child, 's scalp may be a patch of cradle cap or seborrhoic dermatitis try shampooing his scalp with an anti fungal shampoo.

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A female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Flaky scalp: Could be just dandruff. If getting bald at the lesion, you need evaluation by a skin specialist. Selenium sulphide shampoo or Zinc based dandruff sham ... Read More
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Poss.fungalinfection: You need to see a Dermatologist. A prescription antifungal medication to scalp may help
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zz K
Dr. Zz K answered
22 years experience Geriatrics
Hard spots on scalp: Without a picture and exam hard to tell- could be seborrheic keratosis and plaques. Both conditions are benign and treatable.
Dr. Kenny Chuu
12 years experience Internal Medicine
VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermato ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not too unusual: It's not entirely unusual for the scalp to have spots that build up with dead flakey skin. Have your primary care doctor take a look. There is likely ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Scott
18 years experience Dermatology
Fungus vs cradle cap: Infants (less than one year of age) frequently have cradle cap, also known as seborrheic dermatitis. That condition may improve with topical steroids ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Scalp rash: Rashes are tough to diagnose over the computer if not impossible. You need to get the official diagnosis with a clinical exam and then the appropriat ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Meanwhile get in the shower every day with a dandruff shampoo. There are many. Tar, salicylic acid, selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, zinc pyrithione ar ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Dry scalp: I dont know if you've seen a dermatologist, but i would be concerned that you might have seborroic dermatitis of the scalp caused by a fungus. You mig ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Proper treatment if any is needed requires one know what the problem is. Your labels do not provide enough detail to suggest a cause. Skin issues usua ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Dry hair: Shampoos are more drying than soap as they remove more hair oils. If you use shampoos it's important to follow with a hair conditioner to restore oils ... Read More
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