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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 help a dry scalp??

How to help a dry scalp??

Dry Scalp: Mix half cup of water with half a cup of apple cider vinegar; Use this to massage your scalp / hair; Leave for about 10 minutes; Rinse your hair with shampoo (tea tree oil based is preferred); Or coconut oil massaged into scalp helps. Be sure drink plenty of fluids & eat green leafy veggies; more at eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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How to control dry scalp?

How to control dry scalp?

Shampoo choices: If your scalp is dry and flaky, you may have seborrheic dermatitis. To start try tgel or t sal type shampoo. If this is not enough you may need to see your dermatologist for a prescription. ...Read more

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I have a really dry scalp but only recently have i had it?

I have a really dry scalp but only recently have i had it?

Dry Scalp: There are 5 common causes of dry scalp - weather change, central heating/air conditioning, hot baths & showers, harsh soaps & detergents, and sun exposure. Symptoms include mild to intense itching of the scalp and small flakes of dry skin. Note, people often confuse dandruff with dry scalp; they are two separate conditions. Before continuing, make sure you have correctly identified the condition. ...Read more

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Dandruff and dry scalp?

Dandruff and dry scalp?

Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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Could a dry scalp be an inherited disease?

Could a dry scalp be an inherited disease?

Genetics: Genetics are quintessential ingredient of our being, as the interaction of our genetic makeup with the environment that we live in determines many, if not all, of the processes and diseases. For example, psoriasis, an inflammatory geno-dermatosis, may cause dry and scaly scalp. Nevertheless, exclusion of other potential causes by a physician is warranted prior to this conclusion. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dandruff/dry scalp?

How can I get rid of dandruff/dry scalp?

Anti-dandruff 'poos: Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection. Buy over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a dry scalp/dandruff?

Anti-dandruff 'poos: Dandruff is associated with malassezia fungus infection. Buy over-the-counter dandruff shampoos, and look for one that contains zinc pyrithione, which can reduce the fungus; selenium sulfide, which can limit cell turnover and decrease the amount of fungus; salicylic acid, which works as a sort of scrub to slough off dead skin; or ketoconazole, which works against a broad array of fungi. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of very bad dandruff/dry scalp?

How can I get rid of very bad dandruff/dry scalp?

DANDRUFF SHAMPOO: You need to use a anti dandruff shampoo like head and shoulder with conditioner or selson blue. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Dry Scalp (Definition)

Dry scalp is simply the appearance of dry skin on your head. Causes may involve environment (dry climate, blowdryer use, certain hair products) or may be related to a skin condition which causes scalp irritation ...Read more