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what cause excessive flakes on scalp and hair loss after eating red meat milk and diary products.my food allergy and intolerance test was negative ...

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Unaware: I am not aware of this connection. Flaky scalp however can be caused by many things including seborrhea, psoriasis, dry skin etc.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Many causes: I would suggest avoiding these foods for two weeks and reassess the condition of your skin at that time. Topical products are available at your pharmacy for dry scalp and flaking which can be tried after the two week period or beforehand.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: What you describe is never related to meat, milk, or any food at all. Scaly scalp and hair loss is not an indication for any allergy testing. A skin specialist will help you. Meanwhile you can try a dandruff shampoo every day. Head & shoulders, selsun, Nizoral, (ketoconazole) T-Sal, DHS, etc, are readily available.

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Last updated Dec 14, 2015

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