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What is flaking skin on scalp

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Flakes: Sounds like dandruff. For starters a dandruff shampoo may help. Other medical cause could be thyroid problem or possible fungal infection. Other skin ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Seborrh. dermatitis?: This sounds like typical seborrheic dermatitis, a severe form of dandruff. It is easily treated, but requires professional diagnosis and prescription... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
SeborrhicDermatitis?: From your description it seems your daughter may have Seborrhic Dermatitis a skin condition that affects the scalp.It needs to be properly diagnosed a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
Would you be so kind: as to rephrase your question into two sentences as it is somewhat difficult to understand what you are asking as it stands. Sounds as if you are very... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Emmert
Allergy and Immunology 16 years experience
Rash: This could possibly be ringworm which is a fungus? Are the borders raised?
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Depends: Your condition may be seborreic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis. These conditions are at either end of the spectrum and psoriasis is generally more seve... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Could be psoriasis : Psoriasis tends to be chronic with intervals of remission. This could well be another flare up but please have your doctor confirm it or refer you to ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Eczema: This may be eczema or psoriasis or a dermatitis related to vitamin deficiency or an indication of a lurking disease such as lupus.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Itchy scalp: Your condition you describe may be head lice. Have someone search your scalp and hair carefully for lice and for eggs called nits glued to hairshaft ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Hair Spray: Cosmetics in general contain all sorts of chemicals and are therefore not good for us, e.g., lead in lipstick. Search for a hair spray that allergy-p... Read More

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