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On rubbing against my ears white skin scales come out and the same type of scales are there on my scalp causing hair loss is there a permanent cure?

On rubbing against my ears white skin scales come out and the same type of scales are there on my scalp causing hair loss is there a permanent cure?

No: You should see a dermatologist for treatment but there is probably no cure for what you have. Sometimes they can disappear on their own but it is nothing to do with the treatment. ...Read more

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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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Why does my infant have such bad flakes and scales off over her scalp? How do I treat this?

Why does my infant have such bad flakes and scales off over her scalp? How do I treat this?

Seborrheic: Dermatitis. This is often present in infants and the best news is that it will get better. Shampoos, such as Nizoral often help remove there scales. Emollients such as Eucerin, cetaphil and aveeno (oatmeal) and others may help to protect the dry porous skin. Keep fingernails covered to prevent scratching. Sometimes steroid creams are used but they can cause thickening of the skin. All the best. ...Read more

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What bugs burrow into the scalp and what is the treatment?

Scalp bugs?: Why are you asking? Have you seen a doctor? You should be seen. A dermatologist would probably be best. ...Read more

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What do you recommend to get rid of a flaky scalps?

What do you recommend to get rid of a flaky scalps?

Try dandruff shampoo: Several options for dry flaky scalp. You can first try drandruff shampoo suchas head and shoulder/selsun blue. If those do not work, you should see a physician to make sure there is no other reason for your scalp flaking. They can then prescribe a steroid shampoo wash that should help. ...Read more

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My scalp is itchy and it won't stop why is it itchy and how can I treat it and prevent it from happening again?

My scalp is itchy and it won't stop why is it itchy and how can I treat it and prevent it from happening again?

Dandruff?: Itchiness of the scalp could be caused by a number of factors. First try to eliminate any type of hair products that you may have used in the past( such as hairspray, gel, even shampoos etc.). If you have dandruff you can use a shampoo such as Sebulex. If the itchiness persist, try to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What hair products should I avoid for my child who has greasy scaling of the scalp?

What hair products should I avoid for my child who has greasy scaling of the scalp?

Chemicals: Avoid harsh soaps, shampoos and detergents. Use anti-dandruff shampoo (selsun blue, head and shoulders, neutrogena t/gel) 2-3x/week. Your doctor may also prescribe an antifungal shampoo (nizoral). ...Read more

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This greasy sweat coming from my hair and my mom said it was my scalp. How do I get rid of that disgusting smell?

This greasy sweat coming from my hair and my mom said it was my scalp. How do I get rid of that disgusting smell?

Oily Hair/Oily Scalp: Oily skin and hair are a common problem. There are many shampoos designed to reduce the oils in the hair. These products contain chemicals the effectively remove the oils. Unfortunately, the scalp makes the oils again, and in some quickly, and the oil returns. Washing the hair at least once daily will help too. Do not use hair products that contain oils or are greasy as this will make things worse. ...Read more

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18yrs: is sebo_psoriasis on scalp genetic?Causes for it? Is there a permanant solution for it?Other than medicines, what else can we do to improve?Diet

18yrs: is sebo_psoriasis on scalp genetic?Causes for it? Is there a permanant solution for it?Other than medicines, what else can we do to improve?Diet

Scalp Psoriasis: It is generally believed that psoriasis comes about as a combination of genetic, immune and environmental causes. It also has a tendency to run in families. Severe scalp psoriasis sometimes warrants treatment with tablets or injections such as methotrexate, ciclosporin, Acitretin or biologic agents. Patients should be under the care of an experienced dermatologist. ...Read more

Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more