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Dandruff with seborriheic dermatitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   HI
User :   On the back of my scalp I have itchy flaky skin. It spread to the back of my neck about 3/4 of an inch down and maybe 1 and 1/2 inches across. This spot on my neck is itchy and flaky, as well as red around the edges. I'm using head and shoulders shampoo and it has improved some but it's not clearing up well. Do you think this is dandruff, psoriasis, ringworm or something else.
User :   oh sorry, hi!
Doctor :   this is Dr here
Doctor :   let me read ur query
User :   good to know, my name is AAAAAAA
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i guess you have a dandruff problem
Doctor :   You can use NIZORAL shampoo 2-3 times a week for 3 weeks
Doctor :   and this issue can be solved
User :   can dandruff travel down the neck though?
User :   i've never head of this happening
Doctor :   dandruff can be associated with seborriheic dermatitis which can present in this way
User :   alright, well thank you for the help! have a good night...or day depending on your time zone
Doctor :   thanks and take care
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