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Do I have a dry scalp

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Posted on Mon, 25 Mar 2019
Question: Do I have a dry scalp
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Seborrheic dermatitis is a possibility

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Perhaps I would be able to guide you better if you can tell me a little more about your problem. Do you have scalp flaking? itchy scalp? and How often do you shampoo? what shampoo do you use?

If yes, you not likely have a condition known as seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff in common terms which manifests as flakiness. I would suggest you to use an antidandruff shampoo e.g Sebamed antidandruff shampoo

Hope to assist you further. take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (4 hours later)
Hi when ever I brush my hair the flakes just drop out my hair like a lot of them . They are dry and powdery. Also I have used anti dandruff shampoo and nothing has worked. Can I post pictures on here to show you?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding dandruff

Detailed Answer:
hi.
Yes, you can upload images in "Reports Section" or you may mail me the images at YYYY@YYYY with the subject line of the mail as Attention: Dr. kakkar.
Which all antidandruff shampoos have you tried?

take care
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (12 hours later)
Hi I have upload the pics in the report section... thanks
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Seborrheic dermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

I would suggest you to use a medicated shampoo e.g a coal tar based shampoo ( Protar lotion or Ionax T shampoo). In addition I suggest you to use topical clobetasol propionate 0.05% lotion or gel e.g Topinate gel for overnight scalp application.

take care
Let me know if you need any more assistance
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (3 hours later)
Hi so you have seen my pics and think it’s Seborrheic dermatitis?? Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (22 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Seborrheic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis

Detailed Answer:
hi.

Yes, after seeing the images I think it is either Seborrheic dermatitis or Scalp psoriasis. Both the conditions have similar presentation.

take care
Let me know if you need any more assistance.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Do I have a dry scalp

Brief Answer: Seborrheic dermatitis is a possibility Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Perhaps I would be able to guide you better if you can tell me a little more about your problem. Do you have scalp flaking? itchy scalp? and How often do you shampoo? what shampoo do you use? If yes, you not likely have a condition known as seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff in common terms which manifests as flakiness. I would suggest you to use an antidandruff shampoo e.g Sebamed antidandruff shampoo Hope to assist you further. take care.