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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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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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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I'm 27yr old male. I noticed since last 6months i have been loosing lot of hair. My hairs are getting thinner, itchy scalp, and break very easily.

Fungus?: Key here is itchy scalp. Makes me think fungal- something called tinea capitis. Hair thinning overall or in distinct patches? Another thought would be underactive thyroid- while more common in females do see in men and thin, breakable hair is one of many symptoms associated with this. A few blood tests should tease it out- then a trial with a medicated shampoo if bloodwork normal. ...Read more

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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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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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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


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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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