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Patches Of Dry Skin On Scalp
Dandruff and dry skin I have patches of dry itchy skin on my scalp and hair-line. I also have a few patches of red itchy skin near my eyes and eyebrows. Any idea what would be the cause of this and any solutions would be great too.
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
For 6 years I have been getting extremely thick patches of dry skin at the back of my scalp. Special shampoos don't work is there any oral medication?
Scalp Psoriasis: Scalp psoriasis is a common skin disorder that produces raised, reddish, and often scaly patches. It can appear as one or multiple patches on the scalp, affect the entire scalp, and spread beyond the scalp to the forehead, back of the neck, or behind the ears. Medications include soriatane, biologics, or methotrexate. ...Read more
I have a bad itchy dry scalp with patches of dry skin when i scratch it bleeds i'm losing hair is this scalp psoriasis?
Sounds like it: But it could be infection or a skin manifestation of systemic disease. Go and see a dermatologist before you lose any more hair. ...Read more
I don't know how to explain this, but my baby in her scalp has these brown color dry skin, when i scrub it off it comes back, is this dry skin?
Cradle Cap: If your baby's scalp has flaky, dry skin that looks like dandruff, or thick, oily, yellowish or brown scaling or crusting patches, it's probably cradle cap. Doctors call it infantile seborrheic dermatitis, and it's very common. Cradle cap isn't cute, but it's harmless. It shows up most often in the first few months of life and usually clears up on its own in about six to 12 months ...Read more
Coconut Oil: You need to moisturize from the inside out. Consider using coconut oil. You will need about 3 tablespoons daily. Additionally/alternatively, 3 tablespoons of olive oil can be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I can peel out chunks of dry skin from my scalp. I've had this for a few years now, but it spread and feels worse/dry/easier to peel out chunks. ?
Dermatologist: There is little means by which to assess this without an exam. Go and see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have dandruff and a dry scalp that bleeds from scabs, do you have any solutions? Also I have dry skin around my hairline? Please help thanks
Try hydrocortisone: This sounds like you have what is called "seborrheic dermatitis". What a big word for something so common! it is in the eczema family. Shampoo with t-gel. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream, rub in for 30 seconds 2 times each day whenever the rash is present. There is no cure for this, it will almost always come back. Don't get discouraged, just keep the Hydrocortisone handy. ...Read more
When I massage my scalp there's white dust/flakes that come off and when I wipe it on a tissue it looks yellow. Is this dandruff or dry skin?
Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more
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