A scaly scalp can be seen in many conditions that can make the skin of the scalp extremely dry. The common conditions include dandruff, seborrheic eczema, psoriasis, tinea capitis, etc. These can be either a skin condition, fungal skin infection or an autoimmune disease.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a chronic 3 cm patch on my scalp, which has scales in it. If I remove these scales, gum-like liquid forms in that area and it dries to form the scales again. It reduces if I tonsure my hair and increases with hair growth. I do not have similar patches anywher... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a partially treated lesion. From your description, your scaly scalp could be seborrhea or psoriatic plaque. An autoimmune disorder has probably caused it. Investigations to be done: Fasting lipid. Hepatitis B and C serology. Skin biopsy. Scraping for fungus. I su... Read Full »