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I've seborrheic dermatitis white flake itchy scalp symtoms get worse when i eat diary nuts fish soy my IgE level is 498 is any treatment available ?

I've seborrheic dermatitis white flake itchy scalp symtoms get worse when i eat diary nuts fish soy my IgE level is 498 is any treatment available ?

Atopic Dermatitis: You may have atopic dermatitis (ad) rather than seborrhea. About 40% of persons with ad have food allergy triggers. Allergy testing might reveal allergic triggers that you are unaware of, and avoidance these could make a big difference. Consult an allergist. ...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 have white flakes falling from scalp while combing and the flakes reduces after taking headbath. Then flakes increases after 1 day. What can it be?

I have white flakes falling from scalp while combing and the flakes reduces after taking headbath. Then flakes increases after 1 day. What can it be?

Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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Are white flakes associated with scalp ringworm? Is it a sign that it's improving or what?

Are white flakes associated with scalp ringworm? Is it a sign that it's improving or what?

Scalp rash: Ring worm of the scalp, is not a worm, but a fungus infection, that almost always only seen in children.. The get a thick rash, and often there is an area where the hair does not grow.White flakes on the scalp is called dandruff and is caused most often by seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis, both chronic and treatable, not curable, conditions. Try to use dandruff shampoos, very often. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC med for occasional dry, white, flaking patches on scalp? T-Gel? Used Dad's 'scrip Ketoconazole but it's gone.

What's the best OTC med for occasional dry, white, flaking patches on scalp? T-Gel? Used Dad's 'scrip Ketoconazole but it's gone.

Many: OTC ketoconazole!!! OTC selenium sulfide. OTC salicylic acid. OTC zinc pyrethium. T-Gel is tar. Some people like it. There are generic otc tar shampoos also. Take a look in the shampoo section or ask the pharmacist. ...Read more

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How to stop scalp skin from flaking?

How to stop scalp skin from flaking?

Rotate Shampoos: Start rotating over-the-counter shampoos daily that have the following ingredients: ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione and/or salicylic acid. If that does not help, the next step would be an evaluation by a dermatologist for a possible prescription topical. ...Read more

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What does help a scalp that tends to flake and only itch when wet?

What does help a scalp that tends to flake and only itch when wet?

Flaky itchy scalp: Most likely this is related to seborrheic dermatitis and one of the dandruff shampoos may help. There are a number of them with different active ingredients so you may have to try several different ones to see what is best for you. Some are: neutragena tgel, tsal; sebulex, head and shoulders, etc. Shampoo daily. If it doesn't work see your dermatologist for medication to put on your scalp. ...Read more