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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 to treat very dry flaky skin ?

How to treat very dry flaky skin ?

Flaky skin gone: Hyrate your body with fluids and hydrate your skin with proper moisturization. The best time to use a moisturizer is after a shower or bath. Avoid mosturizers with fragrances. If the skin is excessively dry use a moisturizer with AHA's such as Lachyrin 5 or Amlaction ...Read more

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How to treat face sebderm?

How to treat face sebderm?

See below: many options all include: application of selenium sulfide, pyrithione zinc or ketoconazole-containing shampoos, topical ketoconazole cream or terbinafine solution, topical sodium sulfacetamide and topical corticosteroids ...Read more

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How to cure Scalp psoriasis?

How to cure Scalp psoriasis?

Manage it: It's not curable, but is fairly easy to manage. "Scalp psoriasis" may actually be seborrhea / pityrospirum manageable with anti-fungal shampoos. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to Treat a itchy skin?

How to Treat a itchy skin?

Moisturize: Itching usually results from skin trauma with activation of small nerve fibers. If generalized, then dry skin usually to blame. Lower the heat when bathing, use fragrance-free and extract-free soaps that are gentle, and moisturize with non-alcohol containing product frequently. If this does not work, then a health screen may be indicated. ...Read more

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How to treat facial psoriasis?

How to treat facial psoriasis?

Topical agent!: Systemic agents will work well and there are many! but topical steroids work well in most xcases, and a little known trick is to wash your face with a tar-based shampoo and let it sit for 3-5 minutes before washing it off. It works for the scalp and can work for your face! ...Read more

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How to treat seborrheic dermatitis in the eyebrows?

How to treat seborrheic dermatitis in the eyebrows?

Same as the scalp: You can use dandruff shampoos on the eyebrows in the same way you treat the scalp- letting the topical sit for 5 minutes (unless it burns) then washing it off. ...Read more

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Seborrhea dermatitis on nose and ears. How to treat it?

Seborrhea dermatitis on nose and ears. How to treat it?

OTC cortisone: There are several ways to address it: otc cortisone or antifungal. Apply twice a day for a week or two. If persistent, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to treat damaged dry hair?

How to treat damaged dry hair?

Healthy hair: Get deep conditioner. Get adequate sleep,avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts),vit.E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins, biotin & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos, excessive blow dry heat & curling irons. ...Read more

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How to cure dry flaky eyelids?

How to cure dry flaky eyelids?

Eyelids : Either see ophthalmologist or dermatologist. Can be reaction to make up. Fungus, skin mites. ...Read more

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How can I treat seborrheic dermatitis?

How can I treat seborrheic dermatitis?

Several ways: Scalp would use dandruff shampoos, rotating with nizeral/headnshoulders/tgel/tsal. Leave on 10-15 min before entering shower. Once controlled usa as reg shampoo. For face use baby shampoo or nizeral shampoo to wash and 2-3 x a week otc Hydrocortisone (not every day) should that not work see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to treat seborrheic dermatitis in babys face?

How to treat seborrheic dermatitis in babys face?

Shampoo: Gently wash with baby shampoo daily. Apply otc Miconazole or Clotrimazole cream------about $5 in pharmacy or supermarket. Use otc Hydrocortisone only occasionally, not every day. ...Read more

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Dermatitis seborrhea on nose and how to treat?

Dermatitis seborrhea on nose and how to treat?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis is not usually primarily on the nose. It tends to be on the cheeks along side the nose and in the eyebrows. Check with your dermatologist for an accurate diagnosis. Seborrheic dermatitis (as well as some other conditions) are improved with Ketoconazole Cream and Hydrocortisone cream both available over the counter. But diagnosis first. ...Read more

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How to treat red dry skin on neck?

How to treat red dry skin on neck?

Poikiloderma: Poikiloderma of civatte is a chronic, non-cancerous (benign) skin condition in fair-skinned adults, which is probably caused by long-term sun exposure. Poikiloderma of civatte shows a specific pattern of color change in the skin due to sun damage to the neck and sometimes the center of the chest. Laser treatment is the only effective way to treat this condition. ...Read more

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How to cure flaky scalpand cronic dandruff naturally?

How to cure flaky scalpand cronic dandruff naturally?

Coconut oil scalp tx: A nice home remedy for dry flaky scalp is a coconut oil/honey scalp treatment. Apply coconut oil mixed with 2 tablespoons of honey to the scalp and hair, cover with a shower cap for 1-2 hours. Then apply shampoo and create a lather before adding water, this will help get the oil out without leaving your hair sticky and oily. Your hair will also have a nice shine. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat dandruff, dry scalp, and scabs on scalp?

What should I do to treat dandruff, dry scalp, and scabs on scalp?

Dandruff: Dandruff, or seborrheic dermatitis, is a common disorder that is believed to be caused by a yeast. Most treatments are geared at reducing the yeast. Such treatments include nizoral, (ketoconazole) head and shoulders, and selsun blue. Tar shampoos and corticosteroids can be used as well. This condition rarely results in hair loss. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat scalp acne?

What can I do to treat scalp acne?

Folliculitis: Try a therapeutic shampoo that contains a sulfa and/or salicylic acid derivative. ...Read more

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How can you treat smelly scalp on clean hair?

How can you treat smelly scalp on clean hair?

Smelly scalp syndrom: Smelly scalp occurs when there is increase in bacterial growth in the scalp.The bacteria thrive on oil in the hair and scalp and they give odor which smells, it is not a hygiene problem like not taking bath or shower.It can also be due to hormonal balance and/or bad nutrition.A dermatologist can help like sulphur shampoos, and change your towel, hair brush and pillow case. ...Read more