Published on Dec 15, 2016 and last reviewed on Jul 08, 2019 - 2 min read
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 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 is also known as infantile pityriasis or Infantile seborrheic dermatitis. This condition is common within the first 2 to 3 months of life.
Scaling due to dandruff (Pityriasis capitis) in the scalp is the most common at about 20 years of age.
Seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff may be considered as the same condition, but it differs in the disease severity spectrum.
Psoriasis of scalp is common.
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