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What causes white scales on the scalp?

Have had a scalp condition for many years.....dr. said she thought stress was making it worse. Its kinda like white scales......behind my ears too and when i pick them off my ears and scalp ooze clear fluid. One nurse told me psoriasis.....the doc didnt say and prescribed me a $250.00 shampoo which i didnt buy. What is it ?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

Fungal infections of the scalp can cause a scaly appearance. It may also be due to seborrheic dermatitis, this is another common cause as well. Using ketozal shampoo, may help.

There is additional treatment if this is not effective. You may want to consider seeing a different dermatologist for an assessment and for treatment.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Michelle Gibson James,
General & Family Physician
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