My scalp problems started about 6 or 8 months ago. If I remember correctly, they started as small blisters, or pimples....I couldn't really see well enough to tell the difference! After my comb running over them, scratching my scalp lightly, washing my hair, etc., they kind of formed into sores. My regular dr. said to rotate shampooing with Head & Shoulders, Dermarest psorosis shampoo, and a coal tar shampoo (can't remember name--it's by Neutrogena). It has not helped. The last few months, my scalp has form a white crust over the portion that is affected. I have only one huge spot (the size of the palm of my hand) on top of my head. My general dr. didn't know what it was--just told me to shampoo daily, rotating the abovementioned shampoos. He said he did not think it was scalp psoriosis because it was not behind my ears--just on top of my head. My rheumy said he did not think it was an outbreak of my Lupus (I have the systemic type)-- that it just looked like a baby's cradle cap! Anyway ... the rheumy got me an appt. with a dermatologist, but it's not for another month. I will put cream on it before I go to bed, and when I get up, I will take a fine-tooth comb and scrape, or scratch, all of the "crud" out of my scalp, then shampoo. Then my scalp is literly raw and burns. Then the next morning, the white patchy, scaley stuff is back!! Has anybody experienced this, or know of anybody who has? If so, how can I get rid of this stuff!!! It is driving me crazy!!! P.S. I remember when my children were babies, a couple of them had cradle cap, and I put baby oil on it to soften it up, then combed it out (all like I am doing to my own head), then shampooed, and it would be gone in a short period of time. Well, I can't get rid of it! I need some advice on how to get rid of this irritating stuff!!