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Flakey Scalp Not Dandruff
I have horrible dry scaley and flakey scalp...Not normal dandruff. I can't go in public like this.. Help?
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 daughter is 3 and at 1 she was diagnosed w/eczema and atopic dermatitis. Her scalp after bath w/itchy & flakey like dandruff. Nothing wrks, help! ?
Eczema=atopic: Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, baths every other day, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. Cortisone ointment helps, too. If doing this doesn't help enough, she should see her doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several posibilities: A fungus, malassezia lives on scalps of healthy adults without problems, sometimes growing out of control, feeding on oils inyour hair follicles. This can irritate your scalp and cause extra skin cells to grow, die and fall off, clumping with oil from your hair and scalp, making them appear white and flaky in your hair. You may also have eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more
I itch my scalp and with some white particles i also get a few black particles from my scalp. Is this dandruff?
Dandruff: Dandruff is one condition that is authenticated to the scalp. There are two forms in which dandruff can occur: oily; and dry. Those who have an oily scalp, could feel very itchy, eliciting the oil sediments in the form of minuscule granular particles. When the dandruff is dry in nature, the texture would be loose and flaky. They are characterized by parched and coarse scabs on the scalp. ...Read more
Dandruff: A yeast called malassezia. This fungus is one of the normal microscopic life forms that grow, along with certain bacteria, in your skin's oily secretion (sebum). Creams, foams or lotions containing an antifungal agent, such as ketoconazole (ketozole, extina), often help reduce flare-ups, supporting the idea that this yeast is a contributing factor. But seborrheic dermatitis is not contagious. ...Read more
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