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Posted by: jon | 2007/04/17

recurring dry scalp

hi

i have had a dry flaky scalp for about two years ..it is on and off most of the year . im young and have short hair. i use NIZ shampoo now an again when it is worse and that seems to clear it up after a few weeks but then after a few months it just comes back!! is the niz shampoo damaging at all and is there anything i can do to prevent it? i can never get an appointment to a dermotologist as they are constantly booked up and dont take this serious... please can you recommend something!!!!!!

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Dear Jon
You can use Niz shampoo all the time or if it works out too expensive, switch to another kind of anti-dandruff shampoo when this is better - it is a kind of ( genetic or inborn) eczema, so from time to time you may need to go back to the Niz again. See
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dandruff/DS00456

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