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flaky skin on the sides of the scalp around the ears looks

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flaky skin on the sides of the scalp around the ears looks like dandruff but dont think that is the case here. my GP prescribed a shampoo Nizoral 2% but no improvement can you help?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

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nizoral is an antifungal shampoo.

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so the flaky skin most likely is not a fungal infection

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could be scalp psoriasis.

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talk to your doctors about a steroid cream to see if that helps the flaky skin.

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you might need to see a dermatologist and get a skin biopsy to diagnosis psoriasis of the scalp.

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which should respond to steroid creams.

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have you tried steroid creams on the area?

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could also be bacterial infection of the skin, but that would be less likely.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I suspect that your service is not of substance!

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.
why is that?

do you have other questions?

have you tried steroid creams on the flaky skin area?

have you seen a dermatologist?

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