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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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Why do I continue to have dandruff. my scalp is itchy and white flakes. And my head feels like I hit it and hurts but I didn't.

Why do I continue to have dandruff.  my scalp is itchy and white flakes. And my head feels like I  hit it and hurts but I didn't.

Depends: You may have a more significant case of seborrheic dermatitis, which could be driving the "dandruff" that you notice. Be aware, it could even be psoriasis of the scalp too!. The pain is a bit worrisome for some type of inflammation of the scalp as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis aren't usually painful unless and infection is complicating things. Please seek help from your doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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When I apply curd on hair , after rinsing wid water, its feels so freezy and even dandruff increases and scalp so itchy..? Help help please

When I apply curd on hair , after rinsing wid water, its feels so freezy  and even dandruff increases and scalp so itchy..? Help help please

Use shampoo: Fat in the curds is not being removed with just rinse with water. The extra fat may also be worsening the dandruff. Try using shampoo to wash your hair. ...Read more

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Approx 3mm size node on back of neck. Have had for years but seem to feel it better would a dry, itchy scalp cause or is that just a normal size nod?

Approx 3mm size node on back of neck. Have had for years but seem to feel it better  would a dry, itchy scalp cause  or is that just a normal size nod?

Cyst: Epidermoid cysts are small bumps that develop beneath the skin on your face, neck, trunk and sometimes your genital area. Slow-growing and often painless, they rarely cause problems or need treatment unless they continue to grow. ...Read more

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I having dandruff & itchiness. I can feel my scalp in tense situation & it cause me so pain sometimes. I used selsun blue for so long, doesn't help.

I having dandruff & itchiness. I can feel my scalp in tense situation & it cause me so pain sometimes. I used selsun blue for so long, doesn't help.

DANDRUFF & ITCHINESS: HAVE YOU SEEN A DERMATOLOGIST YET? IF NOT DO SEE ONE. I DO NOT KNOW HOW OFTEN YOU SHAMPOO BUT I WOULD GUESS THAT IT IS NOT TOO OFTEN. I RECOMMEND THAT YOU SHAMPOO DAILY -- YES, DAILY -- FOR THE NEXT WEEK AND THEN AFTER THAT, CUT IT DOWN TO THREE TIMES A WEEK. TRY AN OVER-THE-COUNTER TAR SHAMPOO. IF IT'S NOT BETTER PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Hi I have severe dandruff on my scalp and now its around the eyebrows as well. It feels really itchy I have big flakes is the treatment for this?

Hi I have severe dandruff on my scalp and now its around the eyebrows as well. It feels really itchy I have big flakes  is the treatment for this?

See below: Sounds like seborrheic dermatitis---washing the area with selsum blue helps the eyebrows and using the same shampoo, or coal tar shampoo, or head shoulders can help treat it. ...Read more

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My scalp smell really bad and its gets hot i can feel it, theres also pimples up there and its really itchy and irritating. Please Help ME!

Sounds like your: Scalp is getting infected.Need to treat the infection first and see if there are any underlying fungal infection . Hygiene is important . If your hair is thick , you need to wash thoroughly. Use selsun blue, nizoral shampoo etc. please consult with your physician and get treated right away. ...Read more

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Am i allergic to coffee or caffeine? I've noticed that depending on what kind of coffee i consume my face and scalp can get itchy and i feel like i may be having a minor allergic reaction. I notice it most when i drink a large drip coffee from starbucks o

Adverse reaction: Eliminate the coffee from your diet but consider keeping caffeine (soda pop, chocolate) in the diet to see if it is the coffee. If it persists, it might be the caffeine. If it resolves, consider trying the coffee again or a different brand in 4-6 weeks to see if this recurs. ...Read more

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