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I have got itchy, scabby scalp. The thick white scabs are attached to the hair, what is it, and what can I do? Also my hair is falling out fast. Please help me? Many Thanks Kirsty
H8 Kirsty and sorry for the delay
This sounds like tinea capitis--a fungal infection of your scalp.
You can try Selsun Blue shampoo and over the counter lotrisone cream but if those don't help after a week or so you'll need to see a doctor for prescription ketoconazole cream or oral Diflucan
Let me know if you need more information please
Thankyou very much, I will try your recommendations, and let you know how I get on.
What causes the fungal infection?
It just happens Kirsty--doesn't signify a systemic medical problem.
Let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you
Do I rate you now, or wait to see if there is any results with the Selsun shampoo, that I have used?
You can rate me know Kirsty and this page will still be open.
I think the shampoo will work for you, although it may take two weeks of using it
Been on the shampoo for 9 days now, I can carry on with that, but my hair is falling out terribly, please, please help me, I do anything to stop it, so willing to try anything.
The white, flaky scabing hasn't improved yet, but I haven't completed the shampoo, so will give it chance to work.
I will wait for your reply
Kirsty--you need to take vitamin A and E supplements in addition to using the shampoo