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Face And Scalp Is Inflamed
I have an inflamed bump on the scalp of my head in the temple area & my hair is very thin there, what can be the cause & how can it be treated?
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
Universal swirl: Yes much like a part in hair the center of the scalp will have a "swirl" in the clockwise or counterclock wise direction. ...Read more
Rephrase?: Please rephrase the question. But for itchy scalp, i'd start with selsun blue shampoo, apply twice daily and leave in for 30 minutes, then rinse, for up to a week. If no better, get seen by a dr. ...Read more
A&D ointment: Put A&D ointment and see resultsGet a more detailed answer ›
Scalp Cyst: Trichilemmal or pilar cysts are common intradermal or subcutaneous cysts, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where trichilemmal cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Trichilemmal cysts are almost always benign. They may be sporadic or they may be autosomal dominantly inherited. Surgical excision is the treatment. ...Read more
How to stop picking:
1. Wear gloves
2. Use menthol containing shampoo. ...Read more
Hold Pressure: Scalp cuts can bleed a lot since the scalp has a rich blood supply. I suggest hold pressure on it and if the cut is deep and goes through your skin, get yourself to an er or an urgent care for evaluation, cleaning and possibly closing it (sutures, staple or medical glue). Also if you've not had a tetanus shot in the past 5 years, you'll most likely benefit from one. ...Read more
Have a knot on my head that has been growing its on too if scalp and under skin doesn't hurt is kinda squishy and you can move it around?
Possible cyst.: More likely than not, you have a "sebaceus" cyst on your scalp. These are benign growths that stay and can enlarge over time unless they are removed. Once removed, they are always biopsied and the clinical diagnosis is then confirmed. The best method of removing them is an "excision" which is commonly performed by dermatologists as an outpatient/in-office procedure. ...Read more
Is it true that ur true face color is the color of ur scalp>? if u don't go out in the sun you face should become the same color as your scalp?
Skin color: If you shave off all the hair on your head, you will see skin that is your natural color, and you will tan just as you do on your face. ...Read more
I have a indention in my head and then right beside it it like a little fatty there it feels like something under my skin which is scalp what is that?
Possible lipoma: Not exactly sure, but when you describe something as feeling fatty, that is the description of a lipoma. This is a soft benign tumor of the fatty tissues of the scalp. It is under the skin, and can appear as a lump under the scalp. If it grows or becomes painful, these are often removed. ...Read more
I had a fall two months ago hitting my head...resulting in large knot and cut....the knot yet smaller is still there.....my entire scalp Still hurts w?
Scalp hematoma: The large knot you got when you bumped your head is called a hematoma, which is from bleeding under the skin. Often these can take quite a while to completely resolve. It is a slow steady process. It will go away eventually. The ongoing scalp pain may be as a result of superficial skin nerves being damaged. The important thing is that your brain is OK, the other things are temporary problems. ...Read more
I wonder if there's some medicine I can take as my skin is very oily especially my scalp and face? Or is it a diet thing and just avoid oily food? Which I did already but it seems not working?
Many blood vessels: The scalp has ac very rich blood supply. It is easy to cut or tear its full thickness with a good chance of damaging many small vessels or a fairly major vessel. In addition cut scalp vessels tend not to retract as cut vessels do elsewhere, thus eliminating the first step of "hemostasis" (the body's natural mechanisms of stopping bleeding). ...Read more
Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or
numbness, skin crawling, or itching. The appropriate treatment for paresthesia depends on accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. ...Read more
There: There are several possibilities, but it sounds most likely like psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis which are red, scaly, flaky conditions of the scalp. Perhaps first try treatment with otc shampoos like nizoral, (ketoconazole) selsun blue or coal tar. If those don't work, consider prescription treatments with steroid shampoos/foams/oil treatments. Another option would be small injections of steroid into each sore (assuming you just have a few). For those with severe involvement, oral medications might be necessary and can help. ...Read more
Dandruff and fungus: Look up pictures of them and compare. ...Read more
Proper diagnosis: Helps. Seeing your doctor to make sure it is seborrhea or dandruff versus a skin infection. For dry scalp /dandruff try tea tree shampoo or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. There is evidence that dandruff may have a fungal component so tea tree shampoo or Nizoral (ketoconazole) may be very helpful. ...Read more