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Medicine For Scalp Laceration
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
Depends on the situa: Shallow or short cuts may not need anything more than a good wash out and antibiotic ointment.Deeper cuts that gape open likely need closure.Local instillation of anesthetic followed by staples or sutures is routine, complex deeper lesions may require an anesthetic, a good washout with saline & deep sutures followed by a surfaces closure.Most can be done in a pediatricians office or urgent care ctr. ...Read more
What kind of antibiotic goes on a very small scalp laceration? It doesn't seem deep enough to need stitches.
Yes, like any cut: Scalp lacerations look worse then they feel. Like any laceration they bleed and are painful. The scalp is very vascular (lots of blood vessels) so it tends to be very bloody. Depending on the depth of the laceration, most of these require surgical repair (done with local anesthetic- so not painful). The scalp tends to always heal beautifully. ...Read more
Yes: Technically yes. It is not a huge procedure as it is technically skin deep. But scalp lacerations can bleed a lot and a hematoma in that location could have lots of clots and therefore will requires a thorough evacuation with good lighting and surgical instruments as in a typical or. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injured my scalp 1 week ago. I bumped it & had a small laceration & 1 day headache with no concussion.When can I go back to normal routine/exercise?
Head bump: You can return to to your normal routine at any time ...Read more
Is it normal for a laceration on back of head from car accident to still cause pain 5 years later? Pin point sharp shooting pain and scalp sensitivity
I had a big scalp and forehead laceration 23 staples and 150 stitches last may, the scar itches and hurts to touch on top of head. Should I worry?
No: But see your DR. There may be some retained stitches, which can be irritating. You may need to shampoo more or get a special shampoo or use a prescription solution. ...Read more
Scalp Psoriasis: There are a few medications for scalp psoriasis. Relief, but not cures. Tar shampoos (t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar) and several prescription shampoos containing cortisone derivatives, such as clobex shampoo. Derma-smoothe fs, taclonex, and more are available. Very pricey and you need a prescription from your doctor to get them. Best luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pseudopelade from last 45 days. Some patches are seen on my scalp. Can any medicine stop them. Do i get new hair on patches.
Hair loss: Pseudopelade is an extremely rare hair loss condition which mainly affects women. The gender ratio for sufferers is three women to every man. There is no known cause for Pseudopelade and the jury remains divided over whether it is an auto-immune disorder or the result of genetics. As so little is known about Pseudopelade, both in general and specifically, there is no real course of treatment. ...Read more
I have dandruff problem.I have used all types of shampoo and medicine but nothing works. In my scalp there is layer of thick white flacks...
Is there any medicine to a scalp cyst if for example numb a little,sometimes i felt a very little numb, i have to massage lightly to feel better,tanx?
No,worry: If only periodic I would not worry. Not worth taking something for such small irritation. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Acne is not common on the scalp, but more likely at the edges and around the face and back because it is a problem of certain sweat glands. But several things can aggravate the hair follicles and make them act like pimples. Caution with your shampoos/conditioners as chemicals can cause it. Fungal infections can be a cause-selenium shampoos can help this.Psoriasis and other conditions look like acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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