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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
Does hot water really open scalp pores and cold water closes them? Do the scalp pores close anyway?
Vasodilation: Warm water makes your scalp vessels open and dilate which may increase absorption of topicsl products. It doesn't truly open pores. Cold water causes constriction of blood vessels. ...Read more
Massaging: Afterapplication of oil when you massage your scalp, the friction through fingers and heat created thereby cause the hot feeling in addition to dilatation of the blood vessels by the warmth you create by after application and massaging. The scalp is very rich in blood supply and the massaging of scalp is good for hair strenght by improving over all vascularity if oil is applied in moderation. ...Read more
What to do if I have been having hot flushes and losing my hair. I am male and 29 years oldon my scalp?
Daughter complains about scalp feeling of burning, itchy, pin/needle feeling. Scalp is clear and healthy, but hot to touch. What is this?
Skin Irritation: This is a non-specific complaint for an 8-year old. Reassure her. Check whether this is from new shampoo, hair spray etc. If not going away in 1 or 2 days, seek medical attention. ...Read more
Burning sensation on my scalp. It feels hot to touch. Also having spots of pain in parts of my head and forhead. What could this be?
Neuropathic symptoms: The symptoms you describe can be related to a condition known as neuropathy when a nerve produces strange sensory symptoms for unknown reasons or is being irritated by a specific agent or disease process such as an infection, diabetes, compression, or other problem. Scalp tenderness can also be a prelude to migraine headache. ...Read more
What can I do if I have a smelly scalp?, i take a shower everyday but when I am in stress or my head gets hot it smells like farts
Smelly Scalp: Scalp smell may be caused by an overproduction of oil from the sebaceous glands in the area. Additionally, an overproduction of bacteria, yeast or fungus on the scalp might cause a persistent infection. If your scalp infection is caused by a fungus, using an antibacterial treatment will not cure the smell. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more
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