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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Itchy Scalp: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic d ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Psoriasis : Olive oil applied to the scalp may soften the thick scale associated with psoriasis , allowing shampoos such as t-sal or t - gel and prescription topi ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however it does not seem dangerous. You may watch and wait. If it does not h ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked.: Get checked. you may have "crabs", a parasite. It may be dirt or lint or bits of your hair product. See your doc, or go to a beauty parlor/barber sh ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Orange flaky spots: Could be anything or nothing. Please see your doctor. If he/she has a good answer - great! If not you will be referred to a Dermatologist. Hope all go ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin: It should be looked at first.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Berman
40 years experience Dermatology
Cysts/acne necrotica: It's difficult to tell you exactly what this is without examining you, but if what you have are marble size or larger moveable knots in the deeper su ... Read More
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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.
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 female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Sensory neuropathies: or dysfunction of peripheral nerves, are caused by many things including hereditary diseases, trauma, toxins (alcohol), infections, diabetes, B12 defi ... Read More

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