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Scaly or Flaky Scalp

Written by
Dr. Suvash Sahu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Dec 15, 2016 and last reviewed on Jul 08, 2019   -  2 min read

Abstract

Abstract

Dry, itchy, or flaky scalp can be a sign of dandruff or fungal infection. Dandruff is also the leading cause of hair fall. Learn about ways to get rid of it.

Scaly or Flaky Scalp
Contents

Scaly scalp or flaky scalp is raised, tiny flakes of skin in the scalp. The common causes of scaly scalp are cradle cap, dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis.

Cradle Cap

Cradle cap is also known as infantile pityriasis or Infantile seborrheic dermatitis. This condition is common within the first 2 to 3 months of life.

Causes:

Treatment

Dandruff

Scaling due to dandruff (Pityriasis capitis) in the scalp is the most common at about 20 years of age.

Causes:

Treatment:

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff may be considered as the same condition, but it differs in the disease severity spectrum.

Seborrheic dermatitis is characterized by,

Psoriasis

Psoriasis of scalp is common.

Site of Involvement:

Treatment:

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Last reviewed at:
08 Jul 2019  -  2 min read

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