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Question: Scalp is real itchy and cakes up real thick with dandruff.

 Ladybug1981 - Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:04 am

Ever since I could remember my scalp has always been sensitive. I would wash y hair and the dandruff would still be there. Lately my dandruff has been getting worse, and it gets caked on my scalp pretty thick.What are some things I can use to get rid of dandruff? I hear that putting Vinegar in your hair helps with dandruff?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:49 am

User avatar Hello,The common condition affecting the scalp is Seborrheic dermatitis,characterised by scaling,and itching.The cause is supposed to be related to lessening of immunity due to deficiencies,an internal diathesis,and an organism called Mallesesia furfur.
Occasionally it may look like Psoriasis another scaly dermatosis affecting the scalp but then psoriasis generally does not itch.The diagnostic difficulty is real and some prefer to call it Seborrheasis.
Treatment of seborrhea would include seleneum sulphide shampoos or ketoconazole shampoos.Vitamins are given in addition.Severe types may need sterodlotio application.
Do consult a dermatologist.Best wishes.

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