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Have very dry skin under my hair, sometimes very flaky. Can

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Have very dry skin under my hair, sometimes very flaky. Can you recommend some sort of shampoo or whatever to clear it. This has been on going for some time. Thank you.
JA: When did dry skin first appear? Have you used any medication for this?
Customer: Maybe more than 6 months ago. Have used several different anti dandruff branded shampoos
JA: The Dermatologist will be able to answer that. Have you seen a dermatologist about dry skin?
Customer: No.
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Dermatologist should know?
Customer: Had Scabies earlier in the year , but my GP sorted that out; also ear problems, but I assume these are connected with the hair- the ears became dry and I used moisturiser;
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 7 days ago.

Good evening, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us this evening.

What have you used for this so far?

Expert:  Elliot Ruff replied 3 days ago.

Good evening, I will try and provide an answer, but please do feel free to discuss this further.

Dry skin on the scalp can be from a fungal cause, dermatitis cause, psoriatic cause along with a few others.

If you are getting much dandruff I would start by using something to loosen the skin, such as Ketoconazole shampoo in combination with a tar based shampoo. These treat any fungus which could cause this, as well as treat minor psoriasis.

If this is of no benefit, then there are topical scalp steroids which may be more appropriate.

I hope this helps. But I would see about someone examining you to ensure you are treated appropriately.