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A 47-year-old member asked:

gunk on my fingers and realized it was from my scalp. it itches horribly. i don't know what to do. is this just dandruff?

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Maybe: Sounds like seborrheic dermatitis...A for ma inflammatory dandruff. Discuss this with your dermatologist who can give you very effective treatments.

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What are the soft spots on my infant's scalp?

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Usually normal!: The classic "soft spot" on babies is the anterior fontanelle, a space that is needed for the head to expand and take shape as the brain grows. Your pediatrician will examine your baby and determine if the soft spot is within the normal range or if it needs to be paid close attention.
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Is scaling of the scalp a sign of infection?

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No: Your baby may have a common benign newborn condition called "cradle cap". It is a kind of baby dandruff caused by overactive oily glands on the scalp. Try applying a small amount of baby oil or olive oil to the scalp, then using a soft baby brush to gently remove the flakes, and then wash your baby's hair. If that does not do the trick, contact your doctor as there are alternative treatments.
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How do I get rid of these scab-like things on my scalp?

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Get evaluated: Get an evaluation so you get the correct diagnosis and treatment options.
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Dermatology and dandruff help needed. Is there something beside head shoulders?

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Treatment: If head and shoulders is not working you should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Why does the tip of my fingers start to peel and get really dry after cooking with onions?

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Acid: The onions have an acid that drys and etches the skin.

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