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How do I get rid of these scab-like things on my scalp?

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Dr. Erine Kupetsky
Family Medicine

In brief: Seb derm?

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common scalp, face, ear, and central chest condition that appears as itchy white thin scale on scalp, and on the other areas as pink waxy thin scaly plaques.
Tx w salicylic acid shampoo if no Aspirin allergy (6% is better than 3%), or clobetasol shampoo, or loprox (ciclopirox) shampoo. On the other end of seb derm is psoriasis, which is thick silvery scale in scalp, ears.

In brief: Seb derm?

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common scalp, face, ear, and central chest condition that appears as itchy white thin scale on scalp, and on the other areas as pink waxy thin scaly plaques.
Tx w salicylic acid shampoo if no Aspirin allergy (6% is better than 3%), or clobetasol shampoo, or loprox (ciclopirox) shampoo. On the other end of seb derm is psoriasis, which is thick silvery scale in scalp, ears.
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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