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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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How come my scalp turns hot when I apply oil?

How come my scalp turns hot when I apply oil?

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

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Pain ontop of head. Right side. Scalp. Earrache. Hot feeling all over. Restless.

Pain ontop of head. Right side. Scalp. Earrache. Hot feeling all over. Restless.

Cannot say: without an examination, and an ear infection certainly can cause those symptoms and would strongly benefit from examination and antibiotics ...Read more

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Does hot water really open scalp pores and cold water closes them? Do the scalp pores close anyway?

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

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I got smelly,itchy,pimples,hot feelings on my scalp bad order coming out of it. I tried Psoriatrax 5% Coal Tar shampoo + Nizoral-AD shampoo?

I got smelly,itchy,pimples,hot feelings on my scalp bad order coming out of it. I tried Psoriatrax 5% Coal Tar shampoo + Nizoral-AD shampoo?

Tinea capitus: A number of scalp conditions could cause these symptoms. Tinea capitus is a fungal infection of the scalp which causes itching, scaling, crusting, pustules and occassionally infection with bacteria (kerion). Tinea capitus requires several weeks of oral antifungal medications with or without an antibacterial. Your doctor can help you determine if this is what you have. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been having hot flushes and losing my hair. I am male and 29 years oldon my scalp?

What to do if I have been having hot flushes and losing my hair. I am male and 29 years oldon my scalp?

Separate issues: Hair loss at your age is common and may worsen Check hormones, diet, iron and zinc levels, thyroid, stress. Flushing id not associated with genetic alopecia ...Read more

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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