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Suffering from dry and itchy scalp - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am having a hair problem... on the scalp a white layer is forming..
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hi
Doctor :   Since when are you having this problem?
User :   from 3-4yrs
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms?
Doctor :   Like itching, redness, etc
Doctor :   Any skin changes?
User :   there is itching sensation
User :   when i itch white powder comes out
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   is there a video chat
Doctor :   Have you shown it any doctor before?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i can show my scalp
Doctor :   Do you have photo?
User :   there is a white layer formed on the scalp
User :   and there is a hair loss
Doctor :   Is it present all over the scalp?
User :   most part..
Doctor :   Or only in patches?
Doctor :   Do you have photo of the scalp?
User :   i am taking the photo
User :   with webcam
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Did you send it?
Doctor :   from what you have said it looks like a case of dandruff with fungal infection.
Doctor :   You can use Nizoral shampoo three times a weeks.
User :   i have sent them
Doctor :   It should be used for four months.
User :   yes i am using it but no use
User :   i am using nizoral only
User :   ok
Doctor :   It could be a case psoriasis.
Doctor :   You need to consult a dermatologist for further assistance.
User :   yes possible
User :   what is the treatment for psoriasis
User :   what are the symptoms
Doctor :   Bath solutions and moisturizers, mineral oil, and petroleum jelly may help soothe affected skin and reduce the dryness which accompanies the build-up of skin on psoriatic plaques.
User :   skin is fine..
User :   only scalp
Doctor :   Symptoms include intense itching, hair loss.
Doctor :   i meant skin on the scalp.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Skin discoloration.
Doctor :   Avoid sunburn, since psoriasis may develop in areas of injured skin.
User :   what are the symptoms for tinea capitis
Doctor :   There are also similar symptoms.
User :   actually i meditate a lot.. with intuitive knowledge i came to know it is tinea capitis
Doctor :   The lesion on the scalp are circular.
User :   can you suggest a good medical book which contains all hair problems in detail... i want learn the science behing the curing... i am student from IIT Madras
Doctor :   You have to get it examined first.
User :   yes that i will do...
User :   bye
Doctor :   Bye.
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