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Dry Scaly Patches On Scalp
I have dry scaly patches on my scalp. Head&shoulders doesn't work. My beautician said its psoriasis of the scalp. What should I use?
See below: See your dermatologist. You may need prescription for topical corticosteriods to treat this. ...Read more
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
For a week now I have been having hives come up all over my body that itch and then turn to scabs or dry scaly patches?
Hives: A 23 year old female with itchy hives that turn to scabs or scaly dry patches for one week. Hives can be caused by multiple different things - sometimes infection, food, medication, insect stings, environmental allergens, etc. If hives last a long time, often no found cause. Take an oral antihistamine and visit your health care provider for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have red dots on my body after a while turning dry and scaly on top.Also red scaly patches in groin and underarm area.Could it be inverse psiorosis?
Not likely: Best see a dermatologist. Do not indulge in foolish speculation. ...Read more
Dry scaly patches on both breast. Live in New Orleans so weather isn't cold. Have never experienced this before?
My son has this scab growing on his scalp . He's 3 yrs old . It's very dry and scaly white .. It's sticking to his hair .. What could this be ?
My face is always dry and scaly even after using just water, and i've been losing hair with a red scalp. I also am having head pains.
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. ...Read more
My scalp near forehead is dry scaly non itchy. And wen i scratch it it reveals reddened skin is it scalp psoriasis i hv few lesions on my lower back?
6 mth old dry light red scaly patches on his forehead...Eczema? Can i apply something fot the dryness?
I have blotchy red scaly patches all over my legs and its only on my legs. They just appeared recently. And I mosturize daily so I feel like it shouldn't be from dry skin.
Scaly skin: This could be just due to dryness but if you were using moisturizing oil or cream , then may be something else needs to be looked at by a doctor. ...Read more
Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can ...Read more