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I need help identifying the type of dandruff I have and how…

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I need help identifying the...
I need help identifying the type of dandruff I have and how to treat it, I don’t want someone who is going to recommend head and shoulders or some type of meds. I would like someone that will be able to tell me if it’s bacterial, overproduction of oil, dry scalp etc and how to remedy it naturally weather it’s diet or etc. Thanks.
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
It has to be a dermatologist
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Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

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Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago

do you have a picture?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I will get one tonight and upload thanks
Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago

ok thanks

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Hard to zoom
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Best I could do.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I should add that I don’t see it even on my scalp really it’s more just stuck in my hair when I notice it. My scalp looks normal not oily or red
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Also it’s colder weather here in Canada about -7 c although it’s been bad at all times of the year
Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Yes, this is seborrheic dermatitis

do you guys have selsun blue shampoo up there?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What causes it?
Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago

it is a combination of overgrowth of normal skin fungus plus dry weather

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ever hear of coal tar shampoo? I’m assuming seldom blue has chemicals in it
Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago

yes, coal tar works well too actually

let me know if you have other questions.

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Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago
Thanks for this question I strive for 5 star service with all customers If you have more questions, just reply. :)
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Referencing my original question which I question if you even read, what makes you think you deserve a 5 star rating?
Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago

I answered what type of dandruff it is

what it is from and how to treat it

not sure what else you would like to know?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I specifically said I wanted something natural and didn’t want something along the lines of head and shoulders or meds, so because you only answered part of the original question I had to do some research to find out a natural treatment myself. I’ll do you a favour, I can give you the choice of a 3 star rating for answering the follow ups and part of the original question or I won’t rate this question at all so it doesn’t effect your score. Its sad, but find this a common problem amongst doctors they don’t listen.
Dermatologist: DocPhilMD, Doctor replied 6 months ago

LOL. I feel satisfied that I gave you a diagnosis and you did a bit of work and found a treatment that you are comfortable with. That seems like a win to me. I will leave the rating up to you. I don't help people here for money. I do it to help. I wish you the best and happy new year :)

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