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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 could my scalp be itchy?

Why could my scalp be itchy?

Lots of options: May be seborrheic dermatitis a form of inflammatory dandruff, psoriasis, dry skin. See your dermatologist for a proper examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do I cure an itchy flaky scalp?

How do I cure an itchy flaky scalp?

Start with shampoos: If you have a lot of scale and flaking in your scalp, try using t/gel or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo to stop the itching. You may need treatment with a topical corticosteroid by prescription. Call my office at 310-545-2900 in manhattan beach if you would like an evaluation. ...Read more

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My scalp feeling itchy and irritated?

My scalp feeling itchy and irritated?

See U PCP : For evaluation and work up , if he can't find the reason he can refer u to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have severe scalp itchiness, what to do?

I have severe scalp itchiness, what to do?

Itchy Scalp: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin, itching and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back. Try Clobetasol Solution which is a topical prescription. TGel is also effective for this condition. ...Read more

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What can stop dry and itchy flaking scalp?

What can stop dry and itchy flaking scalp?

Emollient: The treatment of dry scaling of the skin is a common condition if dry areas, and may be prevented with use of emollient. ...Read more

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What could I do about itchy sores on my scalp?

See PMD: It can be folliculitis.......Bacterial/ fungal. Rt DX and treatment needed. Minimise hair care product, particularly coloring agents, see the coomb/ brush is clean. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to manage a dry, itchy, and scalps head?

Can you tell me how to manage a dry, itchy, and scalps head?

Rephrase ?: Please rephrase the question. But for itchy scalp, i'd start with selsun blue shampoo, apply twice daily and leave in for 30 minutes, then rinse, for up to a week. If no better, get seen by a dr. ...Read more

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Im havin sudden scalp itchiness and i can stratch til it bleeds.

Im havin sudden scalp itchiness and i can stratch til it bleeds.

Change hair products: First one needs to find out the cause for the itching and allergic sensitization to hair products comes to mind. If the itching is so intense, consider asking your doctor to see if a topical cortisone solution may offer temporary help until the cause can be established. A dermatology consult may well be in order. ...Read more

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