My 7 Year Old Son Has a Very Scaly, Flaky Scalp

my son is a 7 years old african american. he is having the worst problem ever with his scalp. i have tried every kind od dandruff shampoo there is and still no relief. i wash his hair 2xs a week now because the flaking and the scabs are so embarrassing. after i wash his hair its looks clean and free of scales and flakes but his scalp is red. usually after 2 days of washing this whole process reoccurs with the itchy, scaly flakyness. what should i do?

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If I had a 7 year old son, I would want an expert to examine and diagnose him. You need to take him to a pediatric doctor, one with an interest or experience in dermatologic conditions. There are many causes of flaky scalps and you need to consult with a good doctor.

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  1. I have had the same problem and didn’t know what to do about it. What your son has sounds exactly like my problem, it is basically cradle cap but as people get older it is called Seborrheic Dermatitis. I use 2 shampoos which are both from Neutrogena, T-Gel(THIS SHAMPOO RELIEVED ME FROM EMBARESSMENT) and in the same wash I use Neutrogena Triple Moisture Shampoo and conditioner. I didn’t think there was a shampoo that could help, but it works. My scalp would seem like it was peeling with lots of flakes in one day after I washed until I used these mixtures.

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