Dear Dr. Karen:
My scalp is getting really scaly. Way beyond dandruff. I don’t want to brush my hair at school because it is flaking like crazy. Is there a shampoo for this?
You may have an inflammatory condition of the scalp, such as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis [suh-rahy-uh-sis]. If the scalp is RED as well as scaling, I would suggest you consult your family doctor as a first step.