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Itchy, flaky and dry scalp - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
User :   I have extremely think shoulder length hair and no matter if i wash my hair every day or leave it several days inbetween washing it i always end up with a very irritable itchy, flaky, dry/grease scalp. I have tried allsorts of different shampoos both with sulphate and without but nothing seems to clear it up. I have had this problem both with long and short hair for most of my life. Can you please suggest something that may help. Thanks
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
Doctor :   since when are you suffering from this symptom?
User :   most of my life
Doctor :   Give me your age?
User :   40
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Have you consulted any dermatologist for this?
User :   i've seen my gp and been pescribed medicated shampoo but that didn't help and i've never been referred to a dermatologist
Doctor :   I would recommend you consult a dermatologist for further assistance.
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Is there any thing else, i can help you with?
User :   no thats it thanks
Doctor :   Thank for consulting, bye for now.
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