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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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Two lumps behind ear and on side of neck that are hard and itchy. I have psoriasis any relation? Three lumps just appeared one present for a year?

Two lumps behind ear and on side of neck that are hard and itchy. I have psoriasis any relation? Three lumps just appeared one present for a year?

See doctor: It is most unlikely that there is any relation between the lumps and psoriasis. Recommend that you see your doctor to have the lumps examined to determine what they are. ...Read more

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Lump near jaw behind ear at times it is swollen having a burning feeling in neck upper chest and across upper back. Parts of body itchy.

Lump near jaw behind ear at times it is swollen having a burning feeling in neck upper chest and across upper back. Parts of body itchy.

Well: The lump could be a swollen lymph node which could mean an infection present you should get checked out immediately! ...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've had itchy scalp for a while and 3 weeks ago had a tender, swollen node behind my ear. Its smaller but still tender. Dr not concerned, how long?

I've had itchy scalp for a while and 3 weeks ago had a tender, swollen node behind my ear. Its smaller but still tender. Dr not concerned, how long?

Lymph node: Local infections can be associated with acute enlargement of lymph nodes in the region. These nodes act as filters of the small vessels which transport lymph fluid. Bacteria are trapped in the nodes and processed by the body. Destruction of the infectious materials results in inflammation. These reactive nodes can be very tender...This enlargement and tenderness can last for weeks. ...Read more

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4 swollen nodes (Neck and behind ears) for more than 7 months, itchy scalp and legs, weight loss, headaches and fatigue. Low wbc & high calcium. Help?

4 swollen nodes (Neck and behind ears) for more than 7 months, itchy scalp and legs, weight loss, headaches and fatigue. Low wbc & high calcium. Help?

Biopsy done?: Have you had one of the lymph nodes biopsied? I would suggest seeing an ENT specialist for further work up. Perhaps an infectious disease specialist also. ...Read more

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Hi I have itchy lumps on my scalp and very hot itchy ears?

Hi I have itchy lumps on my scalp and very hot itchy ears?

Itchy scalp ears: Could be fungal or eczema from dermatologic condition or allergic (food) reaction or can be psoriasis.Try Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. And f/u with dermatologist ...Read more

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A bump on my left side neck above collarbone when felt, not swollen. Off & on sharp pain in left ear. Itchy eyes & skin. Muscle pain+twitches, what is it?

A bump on my left side neck above collarbone when felt, not swollen. Off & on sharp pain in left ear. Itchy eyes & skin. Muscle pain+twitches, what is it?

Lump on neck: The lump on your neck can be a number of things but could be a swollen lymph node. Did you have any viral illnesses recently or come in contact with a cat that might have scratched you? Itchy eyes are usually a sigh of allergies. If the lump does not go away it needs to be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing itchy scalp, ears and rash on body.

Allergy: drug reaxn: This could be any number of things ranging from allergy, infection, photo sensitivity, drug reaction and more. If this worsens or does not resolve, see your physician. ...Read more

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Extreme dandruff, itchy scalp and face, skin shedding all over body, face and ears all of a sudden? Skin flakes everywhere. No dietary changes

Extreme dandruff, itchy scalp and face, skin shedding all over body, face and ears all of a sudden? Skin flakes everywhere. No dietary changes

See below: You may try home treatment as given in the link below:
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-dandruff-treatment
If home treatment is not effective, it would be prudent to see a dermatologist to rule out other disorders, e.g., psoriasis.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have flaky itchy akin in ears, I wear hearing aids in ears and I have itchy scalp. My doctor prescribed otocomb otic ointment for ears no change.

I have flaky itchy akin in ears, I wear hearing aids in ears and I have itchy scalp. My doctor prescribed otocomb otic ointment for ears no change.

A different drop?: I am not the biggest fan of preparations that contain neomycin as it is known to irritate the skin of some individuals, making the itching worse. Generally complete avoidance of q tips and using a different drop like dermotic (there is a generic now too) twice a day as needed can help. Also make sure you have a drying box for your hearing aids at night so they aren't too moist. ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy skin all over, it's worse at night and I'm sure it's scabies. Also have an itchy scalp eyes and ears. Too intense! Please help?

I have extremely itchy skin all over, it's worse at night and I'm sure it's scabies. Also have an itchy scalp eyes and ears. Too intense! Please help?

Please see your Dr.: Please see a dermatologist as soon as possible. Many different reasons for itchy skin all over. Scabies is just one of them. If this is scabies, a simple treatment with Permethrin cream applied today and in one week and following some instructions on what to do with clothing and bedding will help you get rid of this itch. If it is not scabies, this itch needs to be evaluated further. ...Read more

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I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?

I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?

Dandruff?: Try washing your scalp frequently, daily would not be too much. It may take a few months of this, on regular basis for the scalp to be healthy and the lymph nodes to regress. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp (esp near ear and neck), dandruff if I don't take head bath every alternate day, and small itchy bumps on scalp near ear and neck under the hair which sometimes turn into pimple and burst open. What could be the reason.

Itchy scalp (esp near ear and neck), dandruff if I don't take head bath every alternate day, and small itchy bumps on scalp near ear and neck under the hair which sometimes turn into pimple and burst open. What could be the reason.

Scalp Dermatitis: You may have seborrheic dermatitis, aggravated by applying grease, pomades, or other occlusive agents. Using a shampoo that has tar for five minutes at least every five days should control it. If the condition persists, consult with a dermatologist. Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition. ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and a large red itchy patch on my forehead. I also have swollen lymph nodes around my ear. I got my hair done last Wednesday.

I have an itchy scalp and a large red itchy patch on my forehead. I also have swollen lymph nodes around my ear. I got my hair done last Wednesday.

Dermatitis: If ALL the symptoms are on SAME side of your head and don't cross the midline then I'm worried about shingles which can later become painful. Starting treatment right away is critical
A chemical allergic reaction is also possible especially if your hair was dyed and should have it looked at. ...Read more

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Supraclavicular "lump" found 08/23/2013, constant fatigue, very itchy scalp, what should I ask doctor to perform on first appt. Today?

Supraclavicular "lump" found 08/23/2013, constant fatigue, very itchy scalp, what should I ask doctor to perform on first appt. Today?

The first thing to: Do is see your doctor and tell the story. He will ask more question, do physical examination and may send you for tests. The doctor knows what to do, you do not have to worry about. Good luck. ...Read more

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My scalp has been itchy to the point of bleeding and pus I think psoriasis but I've recently had 2 lumps on the back of my head appear. They got bigger over a couple days and it very painful giving me headaches what would this be?

My scalp has been itchy to the point of bleeding and pus I think psoriasis but I've recently had 2 lumps on the back of my head appear. They got bigger over a couple days and it very painful giving me headaches what would this be?

You now have an: Infection in your scalp from you scratching it so much and your lymph glands are now reacting trying to fight off the infection. It is to the point now that you need antibiotics. Go see your physician now before it gets worst. ...Read more

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I think I have an ear infection, my inner ear itchy and clogs up at night.

I think I have an ear infection, my inner ear itchy and clogs up at night.

Your question is?: It is interesting that you have diagnosed your problem. But what are you asking? To use the site properly you provide background and ask a related question. If you have decided what your issue is either ask a relevant question or keep it to yourself. There are thousands who want to ask relevant questions. ...Read more

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My hair is making my ear itchy because they stick out so much. Should I consider plastic surgery?

My hair is making my ear itchy because they stick out so much. Should I consider plastic surgery?

Laser hair removal: This is easy to treat and the easiest way would be for laser hair removal.
This is an outpatient procedure and you can go right back to work. ...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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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