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Flaky skin, dandruff on scalp, dead dry skin, peeling skin on nose. Solution?

I have extreme skin flaking/dandruff/stingy red skin.. I have this all over my scalp along with clups of skin attatched and lots of dead skin cells and dandruff, but it s not oil it s very dry. the stingy peeling dry red skin is on my nose , and the red part has a foul smelling liqud that comes out. I have tried every shampoo oil and cream (&home remedy) but nothing has made the slightest difference. what should i do?
Asked On : Sun, 4 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
Welcome and thanks for posting your query to HCM.
After reading your query it appears that you are suffering from "Seborrhea capitis". This is severe form of flaky skin condition where there is excessive tendency of the skin to form dead skin. This dead skin is perceived as flakes which further causes redness and itching of the scalp.
Follow the suggestions below:
1.Wash your scalp daily.

2.Stick to one good shampoo which is suiting your hair, don’t change the shampoos frequently.

3.Do not use any kind of hair oil or any oily or creamy stuff any time on your scalp.

4.Comb your hair at least 3-4 times a day and most importantly at night time so that the dust particle and other of dead skin is taken off.

Finally if you are not getting relief from all these measures done judiciously and prudently then can apply and take certain antifungals and keratolytics (medicines reduce and removing excess scaling) under dermatological advice.

Hope it helps you.
With good health wishes.
Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
Answered: Mon, 19 Aug 2013
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