When treating a child with extremely dry skin and a dry flaky scalp, comb olive oil liberally through the hair and scalp and then shampoo the hair as usual. Olive oil removes and reduces the production of scalp flakes, does not irritate the skin and is odor-free once rinsed out. — Alicia Nossov, FNP-C, Raleigh, N.C. (186-6)

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