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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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Is it common to have swirl on the back of the head/scalp?

Is it common to have swirl on the back of the head/scalp?

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

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Can you tell me how to manage a dry, itchy, and scalps head?

Can you tell me how to manage a dry, itchy, and scalps head?

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

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What are the signs are symptom of head psosorisis of the scalp?

Scaling plaques: White scaling plaques on an red base is what psoriasis looks like. Typically it appears along the hair margins of the scalp. If you are worried your regular dermatologist or doctor can examine you. ...Read more

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What could be fatty or thickening on your head under your scalp?

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

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Have a bad cut on my scalp as result of falling and hitting my head on a corner

Have a bad cut on my scalp as result of falling and hitting my head on a corner

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

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When I touch my scalp I feel a slight pain in the center of my head and at the back?

When I touch my scalp I feel a slight pain in the center of my head and at the back?

NSAIDs: Hi,
maybe just a little muscle achyness? Try advil (ibuprofen) or something like it. If it gets worse then see your md. ...Read more

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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

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When I was 5 I had my scalp open a lil due to hitting my head on tub I got it sowed. Is it possible after 15years I can see the sowing part?

Possible: Suture is the name given to the thread used to stitch wounds. Some sutures are absorbed by the body. The are other kinds of sutures that are non absorbable. If a non-absorbable suture is missed, it can remain in the body for a very long time and then emerge. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

OILY SKIN FACE SCALP: WASH YOUR FACE WITH AN ACNE WASH.
SHAMPOO YOUR HEAD ONCE DAILY WITH A TAR SHAMPOO.
CUT DOWN ON ALL NUTS, CHOCOLATE, AND DAIRY PRODUCTS FOR TWO OR THREE WEEKS.
SEE WHAT HAPPENS.
IF NO BETTER, PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Why do head and scalp wounds bleed more than others?

Why do head and scalp wounds bleed more than others?

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

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Burning under my front scalp in d middle of my head.?

Burning under my front scalp in d middle of my head.?

Paresthesia: 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

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What causes pinching pain in the scalp on side of head?

What causes pinching pain in the scalp on side of head?

Depends...: It could be as simple as a run of the mill headache to something more serious. If it does not improve consult with your doctor. If it is associated with more concerning symptoms such as dizziness, blurry/double vision, etc seek urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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Acnil formation on scalp...Oily face....What can be done?

Acnil formation on scalp...Oily face....What can be done?

Yes: Use an oil controlled facial wash. For the scalp, use a salicylic acid or tar based shampoo (both are available otc). ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve really dry skin on my head/scalp?

What can I do to relieve really dry skin on my head/scalp?

Seborrheic Eczema: If you also have dandruff, it is possible that have seborrheic eczema which is a more inflammatory form. Daily use of an anti-dandruff shampoo (head and shoulders) will help to reduce the dry skin. ...Read more

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What are the nerves around the face, head and scalp called?

What are the nerves around the face, head and scalp called?

Many: There are many nerves in the head and neck area from facial nerve to trigeminal nerve to a plethora of other nerves that innervate different parts of the head and neck. A good anatomy book will give you much detail. ...Read more

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Would nerves cuase tingling on the top of my head and scalp?

Possible: Physical cause of tingling would be irritation or pinching of the nerve that supplies the skin of scalp. Even anxiety and stress can sometimes do this. ...Read more

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What could give me a small bump on the back of my head/scalp?

What could give me a small bump on the back of my head/scalp?

Trauma: Trauma (blow) to the region would give you a bump. Other causes can include inflammation, tumor (most likely benign), consult your pcp. ...Read more

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What is causing sores on my head? Scalp is itching and flaking

What is causing sores on my head? Scalp is itching and flaking

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

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What can I do to fix an oily scalp/hair? My face is also super oily.

What can I do to fix an oily scalp/hair? My face is also super oily.

Shampoo: Daily shower using shampoo for scalp + face. Zinc pyrethione such as HEAD & Shoulders. Salicylic acid such as TSal. DHS makes both types. ...Read more

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What can be done for a patch of dry scalp on my head that is a bit scabby?

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

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Pain ontop of head. Right side. Scalp. Earrache. Hot feeling all over. Restless.

Pain ontop of head. Right side. Scalp. Earrache. Hot feeling all over. Restless.

Cannot say: Without an examination, and
an ear infection certainly can cause those symptoms and would strongly benefit from examination and antibiotics ...Read more