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For years I have had an itchy, flaky,dry scalp. I am 77 yrs

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For years I have had an itchy, flaky,dry scalp. I am 77 yrs old and have a reasonable head of hair. I have tried numerous products o shampoo and scalp lotions, but to no avail.Any advice please. I live in the Boston area of Lincs.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--have you seen a doctor about this and what types of lotions have you tried?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Most likely this is a condition known as seborrheic dermatitis

There is a prescription shampoo called ketoconazole 2% shampoo that works wonders for this condition

Ask your GP about it.

Here is a link on your condition

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/seborrheic-dermatitis/DS00984

I hope this helps.

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