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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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Hi, I am a female (22) with thin hair and a Y-shaped bald pattern on the crown. The hair just splits at the crown, what to do? Dry, little itchy scalp

Hi, I am a female (22) with thin hair and a Y-shaped bald pattern on the crown. The hair just splits at the crown, what to do? Dry, little itchy scalp

TurnALossIntoAGain: At 22 years you have a good chance to beat this but you need to see a hair specialist for analysis of your hair and hair follicles, plus some other medical stuff, ASAP. You're shedding more than the usual 100-150 hairs a day. I assume by "Y" pattern you meant a "V, " which is thinning on each temple area, called "male pattern, " for obvious reason. Lotsa causes, lotsa possible cures. See a hair doc! ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to have an itchy scalp after a head trauma - uk?

Could it be healthy to have an itchy scalp after a head trauma - uk?

Itchy scalp: It is unclear what kind of head trauma you have experienced, but abrasions and healing wounds itch and sometimes the return of sensation following nerve injury is heralded by itching. Additionally, if there was bruising or scalp swelling, as this resolves it could be itchy. Finally, if you had surgery, some of the medications or scalp hair treatment could cause this. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from a dry itchy scalp. Is it ok to wash my hair everyday with head and shoulders, or should I avoid overwashing?

I'm suffering from a dry itchy scalp. Is it ok to wash my hair everyday with head and shoulders, or should I avoid overwashing?

No: Don't wash every day. Just wash 2-3 times a week and use head and shoulders 1-2 times a week. Use a quality shampoo and conditioner too. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp in a small section near top of head, scratched before felt a scab-like thing forming and it let out little bit of clear fluid-not oozing?

Itchy scalp in a small section near top of head, scratched before felt a scab-like thing forming and it let out little bit of clear fluid-not oozing?

Abrasion: Scratching or rubbing will strip off the surface of the skin. Think about the time you fell on your hand or knee. If it fails to heal, or if it continues to itch, a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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I am a black male and have a very itchy scalp with a patch in my head that won't stop itching I have shaved my hair and that same spot still bothers?

I am a black male and have a very itchy scalp with a patch in my head that won't stop itching I have shaved my hair and that same spot still bothers?

Itchy scalp: It may be a little bit of a yeast/fungal infection. That can happen on the scalp, or anywhere on the body. Try an anti-fungal cream twice a day for 2 weeks (something with clotrimazole or miconazole, for example). Avoid steroid creams as they can thin the skin and affect the color over time. If the anti fungal cream doesn't help, go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Very itchy scalp, flaking, red spots from scratching, feels like crawling on head (and body a little). Just started yesterday.

Very itchy scalp, flaking, red spots from scratching, feels like crawling on head (and body a little). Just started yesterday.

Itchy scalp: Your condition you describe may be head lice. Have someone search your scalp and hair carefully for lice and for eggs called nits glued to hairshaft near scalp. Call your doctor to report your situation and ask how to proceed. ...Read more

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My 6 yr. Old daughter has a very itchy scalp. Primarily the back if her head. It's noticeably red. What would the best steps be to take?

See a dermatologist: One of the causes of a very itchy scalp in a child is tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp). If allowed to progress, it can result in hair loss and even an inflammatory process called a kerion. Please have her evaluated as soon as possible. Meanwhile, it is a contagious process, so please do not allow her to share styling tools or hats with other children. ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

Dermititiis: You could have eczema, seborrhea, atopic or other form of dandruff. If you scratch it it will tind to worsen and flake as well as get infected. That will cause the swollen lymph node.
Start with a dandruff shampoo and stop scratching it. See if it starts to resolve in a couple of weeks ...Read more

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Applied coconut oil to scalp&hair overnight&covered head withAshirt. Woke up with an itchy scalp especially in the center& it stings! Also small bumps!

URNowOfficialCoconut: Go wash-out your scalp and hair gently with shampoo then tap dry it with a towel. Go get some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the local drug store and take two capsules every six hours for a few days and see how it goes (it may make you drowsy)If not getting better, or getting worse, get a doctor to look at it ASAP. Check to see if there are any other ingredients in the coconut oil; that may be a clue to what's wrong. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today.?

Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today.?

Swollen lymph nodes: Lymph nodes often swell in response to infection or inflammation. These gland may feel tender behind the ear or beneath the angle of the mandible. You may also feel tenderness beneath the chin. If the light brown spot has been sensitive for a short period, it will likely resolve on its own. It may simply be an abrasion or pustule. Give it time. If it fails to resolve, see derm doctor ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and my head skin is also peeling off. Moreover, there are some painful and itchy pimples in my scalp. What to do?

I have an itchy scalp and my head skin is also peeling off. Moreover, there are some painful and itchy pimples in my scalp. What to do?

Itchy scalp: You may have a fungus of the scalp which is secondarily infected by a bacteria known as kerion celsi. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis ...Read more

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My son 26mon old loosing hair have itchy scalp no ring worm/dandruff should I shave his head he just don't drink enough water he eats fine plz help?

My son 26mon old loosing hair have itchy scalp no ring worm/dandruff should I shave his head he just don't drink enough water he eats fine plz help?

Dermatologist: Evaluation is warranted, possibly he is suffering from seborrhoeic dermatitis or some other scaly skin condition, shaving isn't the treatment, proper management is needed, good luck ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and two small bumps at the bottom of my head on either side. Could this be allergy related since it is fall? I have been sweating a lot as well due to increase in exercise. Skin on body itches as well.

I have an itchy scalp and two small bumps at the bottom of my head on either side. Could this be allergy related since it is fall? I have been sweating a lot as well due to increase in exercise. Skin on body itches as well.

Sounds more: Like an infected scalp and the "lumps" may be enlarged lymph glands which drain the scalp!
A "hands on" exam is indicated and an anti-dandruff
shampoo with a course of oral antibiotics may be indicated!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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How often should I apply olive oil or hot oil treatments to my flaky itchy scalp? Neutrogena t-gel and head and shoulders doesn't help

How often should I apply olive oil or hot oil treatments to my flaky itchy scalp? Neutrogena t-gel and head and shoulders doesn't help

Flaky Scalp: See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. You may have scalp psoriasis and not dandruff in which case you would need prescription medications. ...Read more

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I have had an itchy scalp for a month. More around the nape of head. No lice. I also have small red bumps that are tender to touch. What could or be?

Get checked out: Sounds like you may have folliculitis (an inflammation / infection of the hair follicles) or seborrheic dermatitis. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Both conditions respond well to treatment. ...Read more

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Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Allergic reaction- s: I would recommend immediate medical evaluation including blood testing and possible a steroid injection to abort this allergic attack. Usually from inlation, contact or gestion of a sunstance or chemical foreign to the body's immune system. I would try zyrtec (cetirizine) and head over to the closet urgent care center. ...Read more

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Crown (Definition)

The crown of a tooth is that part of the tooth on top of the root. The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth. A crown restoration is a procedure that restores the crown of a tooth that is damaged by fracture or extensive decay by cementing a replica of the crown over a prepared tooth, and is one of the most common ...Read more