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Scalp scales can be a problem for individuals with ichthyosis. The skin on the scalp thickens and scales just like the skin on the rest of the body. Removing the scales without removing the hair around them can be a challenge.
The recommended way to treat scalp scales is to coat the scalp with your favorite lotion or oil to soften the scale, cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap and go to sleep; shampoo in the morning and brush or comb scales out after shampooing.
Some of our members have found other strategies and products that work for them. They include:
** If the scalp is sensitive, or has some areas of open skin, some of these products will sting. Consult with your doctor before using any of these products on an infant or child.
Neither the Foundation, its Board of Directors, nor its Medical & Scientific Advisory Board endorse any of the above products. Please consult with your physician before using any new product
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