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As infants, eczema of the scalp is typically referred to as “cradle cap,” and pediatricians are very upbeat with parents and assure them that with olive oil or baby oil that the scaly spots will go away. While infants and babies have the cuteness factor working for them so that their eczema doesn’t cause their parents to be worried, in adults it can be a much more burdensome condition. One of the most common places for eczema to develop is on the scalp, and its unwelcome symptom is dandruff. Dandruff can cause many adults to feel self-conscious and be uncomfortable in public situations. This is especially true when wearing dark clothing where dandruff flakes are extremely visible. At Medical Dermatology Specialists, Dr. Jamie Weisman offers her knowledge and experience to help adults who suffer from eczema of the scalp so that they can enjoy life.

Eczema of the scalp is characterized by skin patches that can be:

  • Red and scaly
  • Very itchy
  • Flaky
  • Producing blisters
  • Oozing

Treatments for eczema of the scalp vary from patient to patient. Some people find that a medicated dandruff shampoo is extremely effective at healing the scalp’s dry areas and taking the itching sensation away. These shampoos have chemical ingredients including zinc pyrithione, ketoconazole, and salicylic acid to ease the inflammation and get rid of the flaky, scaly skin. Typically these shampoos are only needed two to three times per week. However, for those who do not find relief from these medicated shampoos, Dr. Weisman will work to determine if a topical cream or ointment will have a better response to calm the irritation and stop the flaking. Dr. Weisman is dedicated to helping her patients find relief because she understands that dandruff can have negative effects on a person’s ability in personal and professional situations. She will work to help define the exact cause of each patient’s eczema to get the scalp eczema under control.

If you need relief from dandruff or eczema of the scalp, call Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta today.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
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Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Mon - Fri: 7:45AM - 4:45PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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