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Hair loss and itchy scalp

Hello doctor I am experiencing hair loss with a itchy scalp and lot of yellowish white powder appears on my scalp if I doesn't shampoo my hair for 3 4 days. Please tell me the probable cause is it because of dht?
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Thanks for the query. Severe dandruff could indicate dandruff itself which is significant or can indicate beginning of some other skin condition like Seborrheic dermatitis or Scalp psoriasis. Use an antifungal shampoo everyday for first week and then reduce the application to twice a week for maintenance. You should keep the shampoo at-least for 5 minutes on the scalp for it to act. This should solve your problem. However if problem persists, consult a Dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment and to rule out any other skin condition. Hope it helps you.
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Avoid Self Medications.
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