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Small child, white scabs on head, hair thinning. Eczema on scalp possible?

Hi, my 2 1/2 year old daughter has white scabs on a couple areas of her head and if I pull at them, they will come off along with the hair that is attached. It doesn t seem to bother her at all, but her hair is thinning in those areas. I m a little worried. Can you get eczema on the scalp? She already has it on her feet and legs.
Asked On : Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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According to your description your daughter is suffering from Seborrhea capitis. It is a condition in which there is inflammation of scalp with increased sebaceous gland activity. What you need to do is to apply baby oil on the scalp at night time and then wash it gently with Ketoconazole( Nizoral shampoo) in the morning. Do it thrice a week for 3 weeks.Also use MOMETASONE lotion(0.01 %)once daily on scalp and legs for 3 weeks.
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Answered: Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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