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White Flakes On Scalp
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 ?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
I'm using Minoxidil 5%.I've white flakes on my scalp.I don't wanna loose more hair.Pl sugges me a daily shampoo to use along with it.I live in Dubai.
I have hair loss from past 2 years. I am 32yrs old man, I see there is white/grey flakes on scalp ,kindly have a look at my scalp pic in profile.
I'm using 1ml Monoxidil 5% once everyday.Though I shampoo daily,I find white grain & flakes like structures on scalp. Can u pl give me solution?
When i lift my hair up i see loads of white/yellowish flakes sitting on my scalp that make my hair fall out, it's also itchy, what symptoms are these?
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
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
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