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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

Dr. Jennifer Haley
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What do you think i have? My scalp looks like the gray patch ringworm at times there has been sores like a rash or a pimple. Also, black little nits like a fruit fly maybe? I feel itchy with scalp, hair feels different like it is nappy in spots, also hard

From : From your description, you may have ringworm of the scalp which is actually caused by a fungus, not a worm. Of course, without examining you and sending cultures, i cannot tell for sure what it is. A fungal infection of the scalp is more difficult to treat than fungal infections elsewhere. Treatment usually includes 1-2 months of a prescription oral medication. You should give your doctor a call and have them take a look at it. They will hopefully be able to tell exactly what it is so you can get the proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

Change razors frequently
Monthly
Gently remove ingrown hairs with a needle before they become trapped
Once
See a dermatologist for topical and/or oral antibacterials if needed
Once
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What can cure my itchy scalp with lots of coarse hair?

What can cure my itchy scalp with lots of coarse hair?

Itchy scalp: Lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, avocado oil and german chamomile oil are excellent natural home remedies for itchy scalp. Mix these oils in equal proportions and, add some water and finally apply the resultant mixture to heal itchy scalp in a natural way. ...Read more

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Sometimes my hair has a white thing at the bottom of it when i pull it out, what is this? I have itchy scalp and i'm losing hair, what could i have?

Sometimes my hair has a white thing at the bottom of it when i pull it out, what is this? I have itchy scalp and i'm losing hair, what could i have?

Hair: The white thing is your hair follicle. Hair loss can be caused by many things including thyroid dysfunction, medications or major stressors. ...Read more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

Bathe or shower with only soap and water
10 Min, Once, forever
Scrub commonly affected areas with a loofah
5 Sec, Daily for 2 weeks
Allow hair to grow out in areas you shave
Once
Wear clothing that does not cause irritation
Once
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My hair r dull, gets rough after every wash, bad texture, not silky n smooth and no shine. I've itchy scalp. How can I get rid of all these naturally?

Very hard to say: The reasons may be multiple and some of them serious. There fore I would advise you see an integrative doctor. Best, Siranush Cholakian MD ...Read more

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Reducing Ingrown Hairs (Checklist)

If you shave, use a good sharp razor
Once
Always use shaving cream when you shave
Once
Consider laser hair removal
Once
Avoid tight, non-breathable undergarments
Once
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I've been getting dry itchy scalp and chunks of brown crusty stuff that gets stuck to my scalp and hair. I have exzema. And it smells bad

I've been getting dry itchy scalp and chunks of brown crusty stuff that gets stuck to my scalp and hair. I have exzema. And it smells bad

Infection: Eczema patients are prone to staphylococcal infections. The presence of the smell and appearance of the brown crust strongly suggests the pathogenic bacterium staphylococcus aureus. Consult with your physician for the evaluation including skin culture, and appropriate treatment of the eczema and the infection. ...Read more

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Scalp Itching (Definition)

Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Gray Hair (Definition)

Gray hair is a clinical finding in which a person's hair is gray. This ...Read more

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