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Hi I was wondering if this looks like psoriasis. My son is three and has had this off and on his scalp since he was a baby. His primary care doctor kind of brushed it off saying it was dry scalp. I have tried oils and softly removing the scales and I use a deep conditioner on his hair but it just comes back.it seems itchy to him too. His hair is course but his father also has very thick hair. I have pictures to upload for you
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Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago
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Hello

Welcome and Thank you for your query posted.

My name is***** and being a Skin, Hair and Nail specialist I would be able to provide you with an appropriate solution to your concern.

Please note that my Goal is to provide you with an Excellent Service .

Before I answer your question I would like to get some more information:

Is there any family history of psoriasis?

Please note that the answer provided is for information purpose only and does not substitute a Doctor - Patient Consultation in Clinic

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have it possibly and my mother and her brother
Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

Thank you for your reply.

From the appearance of the scales on the skin and the texture of the scalp skin underneath , this looks like seborrheic dermatitis.

This condition can be treated with the application of Arcolane shampoo for the scalp area for this variant of Sebopsoriasis.

This shampoo used twice a week will help for the clearance of the scalp area.

You can also apply Oilve oil on the scalp three days a week at night.

Do let me know if you have any further queries.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks. I used olive oil yesterday and what an amazing difference!
Dermatologist: Dr. Pravin, Dermatologist replied 2 years ago

Thank you so much .

I have released the rating service application on your page.

Please do provide me a feedback for my opinion provided.

Regards

Dr Pravin

Please do get back to me in case of any further queries.

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