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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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I have what appears to be a 1\4" clump of dead skin on my scalp that keeps coming back, what is it?

I have what appears to be a 1\4" clump of dead skin on my scalp that keeps coming back, what is it?

Possibly an AK: It might be a precancer called an actinic keratosis (ak), especially if you live in sunny utah. They are usually pretty slow growing, but can often be frozen with liquid nitrogen so that it won't come back. See your doctor.

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I scratch dead skin off my scalp almost daily, is this really all that bad?

I scratch dead skin off my scalp almost daily, is this really all that bad?

Dead scalp skin: YOU SHOULD SHAMPOO OFTEN. EVERY DAY IF YOU CAN. SCALP SCALING IS NOT THAT BAD UNLESS IT ITCHES.

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I'm peeling the dead skin (dandruff) caused by sunburn on my scalp, good idea?

Peeling off dead: Skin might accidentally lead to pulling off deeper layers of skin. If dead skin is peeling it can be lightly trimmed.

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My nose area, forehead, eyebrows also the scalps been having dead skin, and after washing it off it gets really inflamed and red, and repeats itself.?

My nose area, forehead, eyebrows also the scalps been having dead skin, and after washing it off it gets really inflamed and red, and repeats itself.?

You may have eczema: Scally red skin is usually sign of eczema. You have to see a dermatologist or oculofacial plastic surgeon. The treatment can be as simple as mild topical steroid cream.

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Svr scalp psoriasis. Vry bad on & between eye brows, why? Is this normal? Best way to treat area w/rx sorilux ie rmv dead skin? Best way to clear? Help!

Svr scalp psoriasis. Vry bad on & between eye brows, why? Is this normal? Best way to treat area w/rx sorilux ie rmv dead skin? Best way to clear? Help!

Sebopsoriasis: When psoriasis occurs on the scalp and face and is severe, it is called sebopsoriasis. It can usually be managed with topical therapies, but sometimes stronger systemic therapies are necessary. Unfortunately, there is no cure for psoriasis yet. Therefore, we are stuck trying to manage this chronic disease to keep the skin clear. I would see a dermatologist to help manage it well.

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My scalp is sore/dead skin/flaky. Can I put Lily of The Desert Aloe Vera Gelly on it to stop the soreness? I haven't washed it in 2 weeks.

My scalp is sore/dead skin/flaky. Can I put Lily of The Desert Aloe Vera Gelly on it to stop the soreness? I haven't washed it in 2 weeks.

Dandruff and: Possibly dermatitis or staph infection of the scalp hair follicules. Something like selsun blue shampoo and also a topical antibiotic for your is probably what you need. See a dermatologist.

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Scalp redness, in which builds up of dead skin that feels like small bumps. Tried eczema shampoos and seborrhoeic dermatitis shampoos. Is it dryscalp?

Scalp redness, in which builds up of dead skin that feels like small bumps. Tried eczema shampoos and seborrhoeic dermatitis shampoos. Is it dryscalp?

Its NOT eczema: I think you have PSORIASIS from the way you describe your scalp. See a Dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis since the treatment is different. In the meantime you can try SELSUN Shampoo (OTC) Be Well

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Best way to remove dead skin from feet and heels?

Best way to remove dead skin from feet and heels?

Exfoliate: Lactic acid, salicylic acid, and urea containing creams will peel and smooth the skin. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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How to remove dead skin from face as fast as possible?

How to remove dead skin from face as fast as possible?

Exfoliative therapy: A chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment is designed to remove the outer dead (cornified) layers of epidermis. These techniques can lead to a smoother shinier complextion.

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What product can I use to remove dead skin on my body?

Remove dead skin`: 12% Ammonium Lactate Cream (lachydrin) or 15% glycolic acid cream once or twice daily.

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Best product to remove dead skin I need to exfoliate it because I have a bunch of dead skin all over when I rub I see it even after showering?

Best product to remove dead skin I need to exfoliate it because I have a bunch of dead skin all over when I rub I see it even after showering?

Too much bathing?: Perhaps you're showering too much. Bathing too long or too often dries out the skin, making it flaky. Unless you're doing lots of sweating, you don't need to bathe every single day. Our skin was made to survive in the jungle. If you do bathe daily, it should be a quick one. Treat your skin gently. Put lots of heavy moisturizer (like Eucerin) on after bathing. See if that doesn't solve the problem.

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How do you remove dead skin on your lips?

How do you remove dead skin on your lips?

Cosmetic lip mask: I had to consult a specialist on this - my girlfriend. Here's her recommendation: use a lip mask. They have exfoliating beads and some even have salicylic acid. Benefit cosmetics makes a great one as does mary kay.

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How to remove popped pimple, the dead skin left there.

How to remove popped pimple, the dead skin left there.

See your derm: Don't do this on your own as you are at risk of scarring. See your dermatologist to take care of it. Good luck!

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The dead skin on my huge blister was removed and covered with a plaster but now is pussing alot is this ok?

Pus is never good: Pus is never a good thing. In general, we don't recommend draining blisters or pulling off skin as it's sterile if unbroken and non-sterile once broken. Regardless, if you see pus, it's now time to see your GP. If you can't get there today, go to closest A&E.

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My wife used fine grit sandpapwr on her leg to remove a little dead skin but removed to much and now her leg os red and in pain. What can I do to make her feel better?

My wife used fine grit sandpapwr on her leg to remove a little dead skin but removed to much and now her leg os red and in pain. What can I do to make her feel better?

Cellulitis: Your wife probably allowed bacteria to get into the wound and caused an infection. Taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen will help with the pain. Putting neosporin or polysporin will also help. If she runs a high fever or has trouble walking, take her to the er.