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What causes a dry scalp?

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Dr. HECTOR Franco
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Various causes

Dry scalp, like dry skin may or may not be an inherited tendency that can be aggravated by skin care products or habits.
Shampoos particularly dandruff shampoos like most soaps tend to be drying. Washing or bathing in warm to hot water may also cause dry scalp. Living in a dry climate may also aggravate dry skin tendencies. Seborrhea may cause scaly scalp that resembles dry scalp.

In brief: Various causes

Dry scalp, like dry skin may or may not be an inherited tendency that can be aggravated by skin care products or habits.
Shampoos particularly dandruff shampoos like most soaps tend to be drying. Washing or bathing in warm to hot water may also cause dry scalp. Living in a dry climate may also aggravate dry skin tendencies. Seborrhea may cause scaly scalp that resembles dry scalp.
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Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Multiple causes

The common causes of dry scalp include seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis.
Both conditions can be managed with prescription shampoos and topical steroid solutions. Stress and seasonal changes can affect the severity of scalp conditions also. You should have an evaluation by a physician to see what the cause is and to get treated.

In brief: Multiple causes

The common causes of dry scalp include seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis.
Both conditions can be managed with prescription shampoos and topical steroid solutions. Stress and seasonal changes can affect the severity of scalp conditions also. You should have an evaluation by a physician to see what the cause is and to get treated.
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