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hi: severe burning and itching with scabs and dandruff on scalp: clinic prescribed bactrim sulfameth/tmp oral for infection but anything otc for head?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Just a: thought but you should consider seeing a Dermatologist...what you have sounds like it may be more "serious" than Dandruff..eg PSORIASIS,,,suggest you try an anti-Psoriasis SHAMPOO ..ask your Pharmacist for recommendation.... Hope this is helpful Dr Z
Answered on Aug 15, 2017
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