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Doctor insights on: Dry Scaly Patches On Scalp

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Scalp (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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 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 ?

Several things: It could be "ringworm" (a fungal infection of the hair and scalp). It could also be psoriasis. You should consult a dermatologist, who can take a sample to determine the cause of the flaking and scabbing. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Maybe: Rashes are the baskin robbins of skin conditions....They come in 31 different flavors. The only way to truly know is to see a dermatologist and consider a biopsy, although they might opt for therapy before treatment to see how responsive the rash is to treatment. ...Read more

Red Scaling Rash (Definition)

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