A member asked:

I develop an itchy scalp every few days. it seems like dandruff - when i rub i can see small white things falling off. when i wash my hair with shampoo, i have to rub my scalp with a towel to get rid of the flakes. what could it be? in my ear as well?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Dandruff is a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis. When there's involvement of facial areas,including ears, a more moderate degree of seborrheic dermatitis is present. For best treatment & follow-up care a dermatologist is best to consult. You could try an antidandruff shampoo which your pharmacist can recommend.

Answered Feb 4, 2023



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