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Random spots on scalp with flaky patches that gets itchy occasionally. Cure?

in the back of my head randomly in some spots i get skin that seems flaky covering on top of my normal skin like how skin patches itself up to close a wound. And whenever I try to remove it, some blood exists under it. That "foreign" dry skin is extra, its a thin layer and keep reappearing in the same places trying to cover up a wound that doesnt exist or maybe it does I dont know. It can get itchy and the only solution now is to clean it roughly until it bleeds off. Its been a year like this
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
From the description provided, you probably seem to be having either scalp psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis. I would advise that you visit a dermatologist nearby to get the concerned area examined and treated accordingly.
Treatment is in the form of antifungal or coal tar/ salicylic acid based shampoos and topical steroid lotions.
Hope that helps.
Take care
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Johny Chacko's  Response
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You seem to have scalp psoriasis. Seborrhoeic dermatitis is another disease which closely resembles it. A dermatologist will be able to diagnose it. It can be controlled with shampoos and topical steroid lotions.
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