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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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My 3 y old child have multiple pustules & boils on face & scalp since 1 wk, baby is otherwise well. Other child in house have similar s & s. Diagnosis?

My 3 y old child have multiple pustules & boils on face & scalp since 1 wk, baby is otherwise well. Other child in house have similar s & s. Diagnosis?

See A Doc: I assume you mean the boils have been there for a week and not since 1 week old, right. This could be a serious skin infection and needs immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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My scalp is inflamed with large and small pustules. They hurt very much at times. Could this be mrsa?

Possible mixed: infection with both fungal and bacterial components.You will need fungal and bacterial cultures and trtment to cover all possibilities. Must be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it acne in my scalp or something else? I have acne like places through out my scalp. They itch and do form pustules. I was on doxyciclin for four months. It calmed the the condition but didn't cure it. When i got off of the doxy the places came back. I

Is it acne in my scalp or something else? I have acne like places through out my scalp. They itch and do form pustules. I was on doxyciclin for four months. It calmed the the condition but didn't cure it. When i got off of the doxy the places came back. I

Acne : Acne can occur on the scalp. We also sometimes call it folliculitis--inflammation (or occasionally infection) of hair follicles. Doxycycline is a commonly prescribed antibiotic for both acne and folliculitis. Another course of the same could be done and then followed by a topical antibiotic solution like clindamycin. There are no good options for otc treatment--shampoos, etc. Rarely allergic reactions to medications can present as pustules in the scalp. A medication history and exam would need to be done to exclude this possibility. ...Read more

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What causes scabby scalp?

What causes scabby scalp?

Head sores: Treating sores of the scalp depends on the cause, of which there are many. Eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, fungal/bacterial infection, parasitic infestation, chemical irritation, chronic scratching/tic disorder, etc. etc. Your healthcare practitioner or dermatologist can help you sort this out! ...Read more

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Are there lymphnodes on the scalp?

Not really: There are lymph ducts in the scalp that drain fluid downward into regional collections of lymph nodes (behind and in front of the ears among others). There are not really any nodes in the scalp. ...Read more

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What causes your scalp to have creases?

What causes your scalp to have creases?

SCALP CREASES: WRINKLES OR CREASES OR RIDGES OR FOLDS IN THE SCALP THAT ARE SOFT AND SPONGY ARE USUALLY HEREDITARY. THEY ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THICKENING OF THE SCALP. THEY ARE BENIGN AND HARMLESS. ...Read more

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What causes flaky scalp?

Flaky scalp : It could be dandruff or psoriasis . You can try over the counter shampoos like nizoral and if that doesn't help please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a dry scalp?

Various causes: Dry scalp, like dry skin may or may not be an inherited tendency that can be aggravated by skin care products or habits. Shampoos particularly dandruff shampoos like most soaps tend to be drying. Washing or bathing in warm to hot water may also cause dry scalp. Living in a dry climate may also aggravate dry skin tendencies. Seborrhea may cause scaly scalp that resembles dry scalp. ...Read more

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Do pustules scar easily?

Do pustules scar easily?

They can: Pustules have much more inflammation than simple cuts, so the chance of scars are worse. That is why you should seek quick treatment of the underlying infection and do not do anything to spread or worsen the problem such as squeezing the pustule. ...Read more

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How to help a dry scalp??

How to help a dry scalp??

Dry Scalp: Mix half cup of water with half a cup of apple cider vinegar; Use this to massage your scalp / hair; Leave for about 10 minutes; Rinse your hair with shampoo (tea tree oil based is preferred); Or coconut oil massaged into scalp helps. Be sure drink plenty of fluids & eat green leafy veggies; more at eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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How to control dry scalp?

Shampoo choices: If your scalp is dry and flaky, you may have seborrheic dermatitis. To start try tgel or t sal type shampoo. If this is not enough you may need to see your dermatologist for a prescription. ...Read more

Pustule (Definition)

A pustule is a pimple-like lesion that is filled with pus, a white/yellow mixture of white ...Read more