May 17 2006, 11:35 am PT | Posted in: Other
I was wondering what do you call itchy, dry scalp so I can try to find products for it. I have flakes of dry skin, (not actually flakes) but i know it’s not dandruff, and dandruff has a name of it’s own so I was trying to figure out the name of just itchy, REALLY dry scalp.
Medical term for itchy is puritis. Medical term for dry flaky skin is scaly. Sometimes those medical terms are used in combination to describe a fungal infection of the skin such ring worms, which is a misnomer because there are no real worms. This does not mean you have ring worms. You may want to see your primary care doctor if you are concerned. Please note, I am not diagnosing you or implying you have ringworm.