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every time I brush her hair i notice dry flakes and red scabs on her scalp. She doesnt complain about her scalp but it really bothers me? What can I do?

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  • Dr. Chris February 9, 2011

    This could just be a case of dry skin, especially if your daughter is not reporting any other symptoms. Other possibilities could be seborrheic dermatitis, tinea capitis (fungal infection of the scalp), eczema, psoriasis and so on. As you can see, various skin disease can cause these dry flakes and you should take you daughter to see a doctor, preferably a dermatologist, who can access the scalp and make a diagnosis. While using topical applications, like hair oils and certain shampoos for a dry scalp may help, it is not the long term solution. By delaying and not seeing a doctor, the condition could progress further. Rather be cautious and seek a medical opinion from your family doctor at least.

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