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McAllen, TX
A 30-year-old female asked:

Why do i continue to have dandruff. my scalp is itchy and white flakes. and my head feels like i hit it and hurts but i didn't.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Depends: You may have a more significant case of seborrheic dermatitis, which could be driving the "dandruff" that you notice. Be aware, it could even be psoriasis of the scalp too!. The pain is a bit worrisome for some type of inflammation of the scalp as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis aren't usually painful unless and infection is complicating things. Please seek help from your doctor. Good luck
Last updated Jul 7, 2014

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