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Dry Scalp Flakes
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
My friend has a problem with very dry scalp that scales when she scratches what can she do about it?
Suspect Dandruff!: Scalp dryness and flakes are an indication of dandruff. You may benefit from using a shampoo with Salsun -Blue(Sulphur containing) and use a good conditioner after a good shampoo rub. It should settle down in 2-3 weeks of daily use. If it comes back or if it does not go away, you may have to see a dermatologist who can prescribe Coal tar based shampoos which may work better. ...Read more
Always have had an extremely dry scalp since a baby. Can you suggest a scalp treatment that will stop the dryness and flakes?
Have dry scalp that can peel in big flakes.Wash hair everyday bad? Would putting lotion on be good? What to use to get rid of this?
Seb derm? Psoriasis?: Most likely you have seborrheic dermatitis -- the medical term for dandruff. However, don't assume it without professional evaluation. Psoriasis also is a possibility and requires more intensive treatment. If no severe itching, probably no big hurry, but show it to your doctor one of these days, or a dermatologist. In the meantime, you could try an over-the-counter dandruff shampoo. ...Read more
How do I treat my severe dry skin on my scalp, eyebrows, nose, moustache area and chin I have had severe dry scalp for a couple years and has gotten progressively worse. My skin gets red and itchy and i flake from my scalp, eyebrows, nose, moustache area
I have a dry scalp n everytym aftr shampooing agn dandruf flakes are seen on my hair i apply coconut oil sumtyms shuld i stop applyn dt n solution plz?
Various causes: Dry scalp, like dry skin may or may not be an inherited tendency that can be aggravated by skin care products or habits. Shampoos particularly dandruff shampoos like most soaps tend to be drying. Washing or bathing in warm to hot water may also cause dry scalp. Living in a dry climate may also aggravate dry skin tendencies. Seborrhea may cause scaly scalp that resembles dry scalp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry Scalp: Mix half cup of water with half a cup of apple cider vinegar; Use this to massage your scalp / hair; Leave for about 10 minutes; Rinse your hair with shampoo (tea tree oil based is preferred); Or coconut oil massaged into scalp helps. Be sure drink plenty of fluids & eat green leafy veggies; more at email@example.com ...Read more
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