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Dissecting Folliculitis Of The Scalp
What might be the root cause of blocked oil glands resulting in small subcutaneous cysts throughout the body (vaginal area, chest, face)?
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Generally yes: There are no guarantees of anything, but once successfully treated the hair should grow back. ...Read more
What is the different bet. Carbuncle and furuncle as morphology of acute infl. Of hair follicles ?
Size, location...: A furuncle generally refers to a collection of pus or boil that stems from a blocked hair follicle and is often caused by a skin bacteria, staph. Carbunlce generally refers to a larger pus-filled mass or boil and may refer to other area of body than the furunlce. They are both type of boils. ...Read more
Same thing.: Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp, and is also sometimes called "acne necrotica", which is why it is sometimes confused with acne, which does not occur on the scalp (except along the frontal hairline). In other words, the condition often called "scalp acne" is actually folliculitis, or inflammation/infection of hair follicles. ...Read more
What causes a sudden abrupt onset of boils, all over the body? Some with hair follicles sticking out of them, at the nape of neck, others pustule?
My head is full of balls of sebum with huge deposits of it on the sides causing te hair loss and itching is it follicular hyperkeratosis cure?
Hair loss: Your condition can be due to follicular hyperkeratosis. See a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more
Sudden loss of hair, one single spot, red skin in the area, size of a coin. Located top of the head. What could it be?
What is the difference in appearance of scalp ringworm and alopecia? Can scalp ringworm appear like a normal unirriated bald patch on the scalp?
Sometimes difficult-: It can sometimes be difficult to differentiate between the two. Indeed, sometimes it can look like an unirritated bald spot. Usually you can see some scaly/crusty areas to the skin. If there is a lot of uncertainty and you really want a "for sure" answer, see a dermatologist who can do scrapings or even a biopsy to determine what is going on. ...Read more
Allergy or infection: ...would be the most likely problems. Either way, see you dr. ...Read more
What causes itchy spot in pubic region? No visual signs of irritation, redness or peeling but the base of a few of the hair follicles look dry?
Recommendation : Not sure that patchy mark on scalp and face the same that on the chest. Need to see these. But patchy marks on chest at your age most likely tinea versicolor that often happens at hot weather with a lot of sweating. It could be successfully treated with special shampooing. You need to see a doctor for prescription. And keep yourself dry. ...Read more
ItBoilsDownToThis:: Boils anywhere could be life-threatening if big or deep enough or near vital structures like,,,,in the neck! First, don't pick it, stick it or squeeze it.If it's small, like a pimple or small boil,see if your body can deal with it using a warm compress.Anything else,get it looked at in person by a doctor,who can decide what needs to be done and/or if you need any medications,or if tests are needed ...Read more
Antifungal Cream: You can use over the counter anti fungal cream or a prescription antifungal cream, it usually is enough to clear the infection but recurrences are common due to persiperation in that area.Keeping the groin area clean and dry after bathing and putting dry underwears right away after swimming and not to share towels and clothing with others, avoid tight fitting clothes and use anifungal powder. ...Read more
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