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I have flaky like dandruff on my scalp, it's quite severe. Which is preventing the growth of my hair. How can I treat it?

I have flaky like dandruff on my scalp, it's quite severe. Which is preventing the growth of my hair. How can I treat it?

Dandruff: Not all dandruff shampoos are alike. Some have different active ingredients, such as: coal tar preparations (denorex therapeutic protection, neutrogena t/gel, scytera) pyrithione zinc (selsun blue for itchy dry scalp, neutrogena t/gel daily control dandruff shampoo, head & shoulders) salicylic acid and sulfur (sebex, sebulex) salicylic acid (neutrogena t/sal ) selenium sulfide, ketoconazole. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I think I have seborrheic dermatitis i can't eat only chicken and wheat with reat of all foods i get itchy flaky scalp and dry hands how to treat ?

I think I have seborrheic dermatitis i can't eat only chicken and wheat with reat of all foods i get itchy flaky scalp and dry hands how to treat ?

See a dermatologist: Itching and flaking scalp can be caused by a lot of things. Certain food sensitivities can contribute to these symptoms, but so can many other things including medications, stress, psoriasis, eczema, and seborrheic dermatitis (among many causes). I would see a dermatologist or allergist to see about helping you find the cause and a solution and how to control the symptoms. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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If u have mild eczema with itchy flaky scalp with hair loss when eat eggs diary fish soy nuts symptoms get worse please tell how to treat eczema ?

If u have mild eczema with itchy flaky scalp with hair loss when eat eggs diary fish soy nuts symptoms get worse please tell how to treat  eczema  ?

May it be seborrhea?: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, finasteride, hair transplants, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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I've atopic dermatitis i get flaky itchy scalp, bloating dry skin when i eat diary nuts soy pulses fish how to treat becoz i can't eat 90% foods ?

I've atopic dermatitis i get flaky itchy scalp, bloating dry skin when i eat diary nuts soy pulses fish how to treat becoz i can't eat 90% foods ?

Doubt food allergy: As an adult, it is doubtful that you have so many food allergies to different foods that cause you eczema flares. You need to see an allergist and get tested, to identify your triggers, you may hae environmental triggers that you do not know of, rather than food allergies. ...Read more

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What is the best thing for a dry flaky scalp?

What is the best thing for a dry flaky scalp?

Dry scalp: Well, first you could certainly try a dandruff shampoo. Look for something that says "for dry scalp" or other similar statement. You may need to use it daily for a week or two before you get it under control. However, if you are black you may not do well with daily shampooing, it may make it worse. Also scalp psoriasis is some thing to consider. You may want to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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There is a rough, dry patch on top of a two year olds scalp. What can I use to treat this?

There is a rough, dry patch on top of a two year olds scalp. What can I use to treat this?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I cure an itchy flaky scalp?

How do I cure an itchy flaky scalp?

Start with shampoos: If you have a lot of scale and flaking in your scalp, try using t/gel or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo to stop the itching. You may need treatment with a topical corticosteroid by prescription. Call my office at 310-545-2900 in manhattan beach if you would like an evaluation. ...Read more