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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more


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My friend has a problem with very dry scalp that scales when she scratches what can she do about it?

My friend has a problem with very dry scalp that scales when she scratches what can she do about it?

Shamppo: Try either selsun or selenium tuype shampoos. Head and soulder also works. If not you will need precription shampoo from your physician. ...Read more

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What causes a dry scalp?

Various causes: Dry scalp, like dry skin may or may not be an inherited tendency that can be aggravated by skin care products or habits. Shampoos particularly dandruff shampoos like most soaps tend to be drying. Washing or bathing in warm to hot water may also cause dry scalp. Living in a dry climate may also aggravate dry skin tendencies. Seborrhea may cause scaly scalp that resembles dry scalp. ...Read more

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Nothing is working, please tell us best dry scalp home remedies. Thank you.

Moiture /oil etc: 1scalp message daily, it increses the blood flow to the scalp 2shampoos sold for dry scalp with moisturisers 3 do not wash your hair often, wash scalp once or twicw a week 4 do not use hair styling product like gel, mousse, or hair spray.Use anti residue shampoo once a month 5 add moisture to your scalp with essential oils like rosemary, basil, nettle;camelloa oil.Apply to scalp ;massage2/3 per wee. ...Read more

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How can I get help for a dry scalp?

How can I get help for a dry scalp?

DRY SCALP: Does your dry scalp itch? How long have you had it? How often do you shampoo? Shampooing on a daily basis with a tar shampoo like t-gel or tarsum shampoo can often relieve the problem. If it itches, that's another problem. Dos anyone in your family have psoriasis? Do see a dermatologist if it is still dry after using the above shampoos. ...Read more

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How do I treat persistant dry scalp?

How do I treat persistant dry 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, head and shoulders, and selsun blue. Tar shampoos and corticosteroids can be used as well. This condition rarely results in hair loss. Treating the dandruff, usually clears the dry scalp. One can use scalp oils. ...Read more

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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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I have very dry scalp what can I do myself for this?

Dry Scalp: remedies: Hi one of the dermatology tricks for this outside of prescription medicine is to use one of the branded medicated shampoos on the market. I would advise against using them daily but once or twice a week to maintain better scalp health can really make a difference. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can I do for my dry scalp?

What can I do for my dry scalp?

Dry scalp: Avoid sulfate shampoos. Limit you scalp's exposure to hot water. You can get over the counter shampoo for dry scalp. Minimize blow- drying. Keep hydrated. ...Read more

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


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Underactive Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more