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Itchy Crawly Scalp
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
I worked in a care home for 3 weeks where we were not allowed to use clean gloves for each resident. Since then my scalp has been itchy & black bits?
Report this: I'm not sure how this is regulated in the national health service but it should, in my opinion, be reported. Universal precautions are a non-negotiable protection every person in health care should demand. You may need to see your gp first but a consultant in dermatology might be necessary. ...Read more
If you leave an inflamed scalp untreated can it affect other parts of your skin throughtout your body? I have inflamed scalp now my skin is itchy.
Common cause: Whatever is causing the skin on your scalp to be itchy may also be causing your skin elsewhere to itch . See your doctor to find out. ...Read more
Itchy Scalp: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin, itching and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back. Try Clobetasol Solution which is a topical prescription. TGel is also effective for this condition. ...Read more
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