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Smelling, itchy, flaky scalp even after washing hair regularly. Suggestions?

My daughter has suffered with an extremely bad smelling, itchy, flakey scalp for as long as I can remember. She is now 18 and has used about everything the dermatologist has recommended, (however, no antibiotics , etc). She is embarrassed about the itch but more so about the horrible smell even immediately after washing her hair. She uses every shampoo that says it treats scalp psoriasis to no avail. I would mostly like to decrease the bad smell. It smells like she never washes her hair, when actualy she washes it every day or every day or two. We are really frustrated. Her hair appears very oily by day 3 if not washed every day. Please help??
Asked On : Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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From the description you have given, your daughter is either having seborrheic dermatitis or may be psoriasis. As she is just using shampoos, that is why she is not having good treatment response. She needs to use oral antibiotics along with oral drugs meant specifically for seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. Kindly consult a dermatologist so that her scalp can be examined and further treatment planned likewise. Take care.
Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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