A 19-year-old female asked:
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lately my scalp has been itchy and feelin like somethin crawln on it. could it be a flea ? or dry scalp ? can a flea live in a humans hair? how long?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
You probably: You probably have seborrheic dermatitis but see your dermatologist to find out what is the cause.
Answered on Jan 31, 2015

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