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Flaky scalp

Flaky scalp: Introduction

Flaky scalp: Flaky scalp is the appearance of small flakes of skin on the scalp and in the hair. See detailed information below for a list of 6 causes of Flaky scalp, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Flaky scalp:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Flaky scalp. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Flaky scalp: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Flaky scalp, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Medications or substances causing Flaky scalp:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Flaky scalp as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Flaky scalp: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Flaky scalp may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Flaky scalp

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Flaky scalp:

Misdiagnosis and Flaky scalp

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Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur more »

Detailed list of causes of Flaky scalp

The list below shows some of the causes of Flaky scalp mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Flaky scalp?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Flaky scalp. Of the 6 causes of Flaky scalp that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 6 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Flaky scalp:

The following list of conditions have 'Flaky scalp' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Medical Conditions associated with Flaky scalp:

Scalp symptoms (639 causes), Scalp Itch (16 causes), Itching skin (1068 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

Symptoms related to Flaky scalp:

Scalp itch (16 causes), Scalp patches, Scalp symptoms (639 causes)

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