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What do I do about severely dry scalp?

By Anonymous July 12, 2017 - 11:08pm
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to our community.

First, you need to find the cause. Seborrhea, scalp psoriasis, and eczema cause dry scalp.

Seborrhea is a common skin condition that causes redness, itching, and flaking. It can occur on many parts of the body. When it affects the scalp, it's called dandruff. It's treatable. Most often, over-the-counter medicated shampoos will stop the flakes from falling. More stubborn cases will likely benefit from prescription-strength shampoos and steroid creams.

Scalp psoriasis can cause dandruff-like itching and flaking. Psoriasis happens when the immune system triggers too many skin cells to grow on various parts of the body. That can include your scalp.

Eczema can make your scalp itchy and flaky. Moisturizers and prescription steroid creams can help relieve the symptoms, as can avoiding harsh soaps and scratching. It also helps to avoid stress whenever possible.


July 13, 2017 - 9:25am
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