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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 reduce hair fall, an itchy oily scalp and dandruff?

How to reduce hair fall, an itchy oily scalp and dandruff?

See a dermatologist: There are several kinds of alopecia, which is a fancy term for hair loss-any hair loss. Autoimmune alopecia AREATA is NOT what you have. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can use a dandruff shampoo every day in the shower. Selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, ketoconazole, and zinc pyrithione are OTC shampoos in common use. ...Read more

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Itchy dry to oily scalp. Already using selsun blue and head and shoulders for itch relief but still not working. Still have dandruff. Suggestions??

Itchy dry to oily scalp. Already using selsun blue and head and shoulders for itch relief but still not working. Still have dandruff. Suggestions??

Dermatology eval: Consult a dermatologist to evaluate. Prescription strength selenium sulfide or an antifungal may be prescribed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?

F 40y positive ANA 1:160 speckled only symptoms are extreme hair thinning, oily & sometimes itchy scalp, dry skin help need to find cure for hair loss?

Complicated: Your symptoms and lab findings may be consistent with lupus or sjögren's syndrome need more information and more lab studies to make determination hair loss may be a part of either disease. It is important that you see a rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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I keep smelling this odor. Mostly in my room.Nobody else smells it.I take depcaote. My other theory dehydration? My scalp is itchy, oily, flaky! :(

I keep smelling this odor. Mostly in my room.Nobody else smells it.I take depcaote. My other theory dehydration? My scalp is itchy, oily, flaky! :(

See below: Hyperosmia or increase sense of smell can be associated with a number of conditions such as: cluster headaches, migraines, adrenal cortical insufficiency, seizures, sinusitis and partial damage to the olfactory nerve, depression and other psychiatric disorders. Get seen when you can by your physician to discuss this. ...Read more

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Tonight my scalp suddenly became oily, itchy, burning, flakes, and red bumps. It happened very fast but nothing was near my hair today. Any ideas?

Tonight my scalp suddenly became oily, itchy, burning, flakes, and red bumps. It happened very fast but nothing was near my hair today. Any ideas?

Look at history: You may have symptoms of burning itching, flakes, oily, red bumps today, but it may have been as a result of something that you've been using on your scalp recently. So a good history of the products you have used on your scalp for conditioning, shampoo, coloring, oil treatments can cause a dermatitis to show up. Best to have your doctor examine it, and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I am male, 20yrs, student.I have severe hair fall and dandruff problem.My scalp gets oily and itchy everyday.I had habit of masturbation.I stopped it. ?

I am male, 20yrs, student.I have severe hair fall and dandruff problem.My scalp gets oily and itchy everyday.I had habit of masturbation.I stopped it. ?

Several concerns: You have a diagnosis of bad seborrhea which is probably why your hair is falling out, but you're not being treated appropriately for it. You're only on Propecia and rogaine (minoxidil) which are for male pattern baldness which isn't the problem at your age unless you're ultra-hairy. And enjoying your sexuality by yourself isn't the cause -- it's healthy. Man up and get to a competent specialist. ...Read more

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Consequences of vit.D deficiency? &is it safe 2 use bakin soda 4 dandruff on hair.scalp is itchy, oily. But hair is dry. Plz hlp

Consequences of vit.D deficiency? &is it safe 2 use bakin soda 4 dandruff on hair.scalp is itchy, oily. But hair is dry. Plz hlp

For info re:: vitamin D deficiency, go to webMD or any other the other valid medical sites, as there's too much into to list in this small space. Baking soda won't hurt you but won't help much either -- it's better in cooking. Use an OTC dandruff shampoo like selsun or talk w/your doctor. ...Read more