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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have itchy, flaky and dry scalp with hair thining and breakage. what could be the problem and how can this be treated? i'm a 28 years female , not taking any chronic medications.

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Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Hair loss: You should have your thyroid blood tests checked. A condition called seborrheic dermatitis is sometimes associated with hair loss, so it might be a good idea to see a Dermatologist.
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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Many causes: Itchy, flaky and dry scalp with hair thinning and breakage can be caused by a variety of conditions or infections: Atopic Dermatitis, Scalp Psoriasis, Ringworm, Lice, Seborrheic Dermatitis to name a few. A Dr can examine your scalp and determine which underlying problem is causing your symptoms and suggest/prescribe a treatment.
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Last updated Jun 26, 2020

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