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Suggest remedy for severe cough and cold in a child

hello, my son is 4 year old and he was suffering from cold and cough n fever, i have seen him to doctor and he prescribe medicine, so he will good now, but the problem is skin flakes in his scalp, and now what can i do? do i need to give any medicine or wait,or any home remidies for him.
Thu, 3 Dec 2015
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi.. skin flakes on the scalp are seborrhea. It is a type of fungal infection of the scalp. It will require medicated shampoo to be used for 6 weeks at least. This will require a prescription and I suggest you consult a pediatric dermatologist for this. Avoid using hair oil for the scalp of the kid.

regards - Dr. Sumanth
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