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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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My son has multiple dried spots on his scalp we tried everything n nothing worked what would you prefer we are now using a fungal cream ?

Fungus vs cradle cap: Infants (less than one year of age) frequently have cradle cap, also known as seborrheic dermatitis. That condition may improve with topical steroids or anti fungal cream. However, kids 1-7 years old are most likely to have tinea capitus (ringworm) with a scaling scalp. This condition usually needs a an oral antifungal medicine, often for 1-2 months. A fungal culture makes the definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Some spots in my head feel like acne. What do I do, since I can't put my acne cream onto my hair and scalp, or can i?

Some spots in my head feel like acne. What do I do, since I can't put my acne cream onto my hair and scalp, or can i?

Clindamycin/erythro: There are a couple topical antibiotics used for acne that could also be used on the scalp. The main ones are Clindamycin and erythromycin. The Clindamycin comes as a gel or alcohol-based liquid. Either could be used on the scalp. Products containing benzoyl peroxide would tend to bleach the hair over time. ...Read more

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Red flat spots on scalp, one is a bit raised.. Not itchy. Dr has no idea what they are. What could they be. Is it ok to put steroid cream on them?

Red flat spots on scalp, one is a bit raised.. Not itchy. Dr has no idea what they are. What could they be. Is it ok to put steroid cream on them?

Dermatologist: The hazard of steroid cream is that if there is a fungal or other infection involved, it could get worse. Best to see a dermatologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi,this is srikanth. I have a problem.On scalp few dry spots exist they are itching.I think it is some type of fungus infection.what i have to do?

Scalp rash: Rashes are tough to diagnose over the computer if not impossible. You need to get the official diagnosis with a clinical exam and then the appropriate treatment would follow. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have big dark spots on different part of my body. I tried all types of bleaching creams but nothing worked.What should I do?

I have big dark spots on different part of my body. I tried all types of bleaching creams but nothing worked.What should I do?

See Dermatologist: Ok, you tried home remedies, now need to ask a professional. They may be able to recommend prescription med(s), laser, or other therapies to help with this. ...Read more

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What is the best skin toning cream..I need to remove these spots on my body and to lighten a bit but my skin is the sensitive type.Please help?

What is the best skin toning cream..I need to remove these spots on my body and to lighten a bit but my skin is the sensitive type.Please help?

Consider retinoids : You may want to consider the use if retinoids beginning with a mild retinol cream to build up your skin tolerance. ...Read more

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Why do I always have these pimple type spots on my scalp why do these last so long and hurt always fill will gunk daily ?

Why do I always have these pimple type spots on my scalp why do these last so long and hurt always fill will gunk daily ?

Infected: sebaceous cysts probably what you have . Need antibiotic for staph infection. See your docor. If you want this to discuss with me shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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How do I fade away mosquito bites that turned into dark spots , please help are there any ways i can do this myself our a type of bleach cream?

How do I fade away mosquito bites that turned into dark spots , please help are there any ways i can do this myself our a type of bleach cream?

Increased Pigment: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, bites etc. Get a prescription for 4% hydroquinone and use on dark spots. ...Read more