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Parkersburg, WV
A 50-year-old female asked:

Have white residue on scalp not flaky think it's excessive sebum some hair loss will t/sal with salicylic acid work to clean scalp. tyvm?

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Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 22 years experience
First you need a dx: See doctor for exam and diagnosis first. Then treatment options. Don't just try things can ruin scalp and cause hair loss
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