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Dry patches on scalp, flaking, itching, burning. Using mango, lime. How to relieve symptoms?

Hi I have dry patches on my scalp and they itch really bad and when I scratch them they have continuous flaking and they even burn a little. I have dreadlocks and I have used a Mango and Lime Shampoo that helps for a couple of days but then it starts the flaking and itching again. Can you tell me what this could be and what I could use to elleviate this problem.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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You seem to be suffering from fungal infection of scalp called as TINEA CAPITIS  The disease is considered to be a form of superficial mycosis or dermatophytosis. Several synonyms are used, including ringworm of the scalp and tinea tonsurans. In the United States and other regions of the world, the incidence of tinea capitis is increasing.
Newer antifungal medications, such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, terbinafine, and fluconazole, have been reported as effective alternative therapeutic agents for tinea capitis. Of these agents, itraconazole and terbinafine are used most commonly.
Topical treatment alone usually is ineffective and is not recommended for the management of tinea 
Consult your doctor for the prescription.
Answered: Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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