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Experience:  30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
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My daughter has mixed race curly hair ,very dry scalp, small

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hello, my daughter has mixed race curly hair ,very dry scalp, small amount white flakes in hair, she itches her scalp, ive just seen looks a little pale yellow in colour. i cant seem to get it to go- do you think gp woukd be ok or better private dermatology appt to find out exactly what the problem is. also just to add my husband is a painter and washes his paint out in the bath which obv i have asked him not to- could this be the cause? my head has also been dry/ itchy for some time too. thank uou.
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?
Customer: quite a long time. i just thought was dry scalp but now im unsure. i tried an apple cider vinegar and tea tree pil root rinse which helped last week, but ive looked today at her scalp and i think it needs looking at professionally.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 7 months ago.
Hi...Welcome to Just Answer. I am Dr. Sumanth Amperayani and I am here to help you today. I have 15 years of experience in the field of Medicine at a tertiary care referral hospital. I will do my level best to alleviate your health concern. I am currently reviewing your question. I will be back in a moment to guide you further.
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Kind regards ***** ***** Sumanth Amperayani
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 7 months ago.
Can you upload an image of the scalp and the white flakes which you are describing please?
Expert:  Dr.Sumanth replied 7 months ago.

Hi, just checking in to see how things are going. Do you need further assistance?

I will be glad to be of assistance to you if you have any further questions in this health regard please.

Kind regards – Dr. Sumanth Amperayani