I am wondering if I have a serious skin condition on my scalp? (photo)
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You'll want see a dermatologist for an "up close" examination to confim the diagnosis. There are a few other very uncommon possibilities as well. In addition some patients with this condition have underlying psoriasis, eczema, fungal infections- another good reason to see a dermatologist.
If you truly have "pityriasis amiantacea" you'll want to get on the proper treatment. This is not a serious condition but hair loss can occur in this condition because hair comes out with the flakes.
Please see a dermatologist to guide you with the right treatment.