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What is the cause of scalp psoriasis?

What is the cause of  scalp psoriasis?

Same as body: There is inflammation amd thickening of the skin with thick attached scales. Although psoriasis can occur only in the scalp it usually accompanies psoriasis on other parts of the body. Scalp psoriasis can be nore difficult to treat with topicals and is less responsive to ultraviolet therapy or laser because of the hair. ...Read more

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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 penis is dry and scaly on the head. What could be the cause?

My penis is dry and scaly on the head. What could be the cause?

Might be fungal: Should have your dr / urgent care dr examine, as might be fungal infection (like w/athlete's foot) and need antifungal. Cannot say for sure over internet, as could also be overly dry skin or eczematous response, or potentially an std. ...Read more

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My leg is numb and there is a red dot in the area where it is the worst, what can be the cause of this?

My leg is numb and there is a red dot in the area where it is the worst, what can be the cause of this?

Nerve issue?: Numbness is from a nerve issue which can happen from pressure, swelling or trauma. I'm not sure what the red spot is, but infection with swelling could be causing this group of symptoms. Best to have it evaluated soon by your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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My inner thighs have patches of grey skin. What is it and what is the cause?

My inner thighs have patches of grey skin. What is it and what is the cause?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of the sensation of a strand of hair on the face, in a small area by nose yet nothing is there. Reacurring.

What could be the cause of the sensation of a strand of hair on the face, in a small area by nose yet nothing is there. Reacurring.

Ingrown hair: Sometimes we get ingrown hairs that do not erupt to the outside as normal. A warm compress may draw the hair to erupt from the skin. Clean the skin with a good antibiotic wash. This will help. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the cause of dry scaly moles?

What is the cause of dry scaly moles?

Sunlight: Exposure can effect the upper layers of the skin (epidermis) andcause changes resulting in a process called "actinic keratosis" which can appear as a dry scaly "mole". ...Read more

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What is the reason for pimples in back of head is it qurable?

What is the reason for pimples in back of head is it qurable?

Acne and skin care: Pimples and blackheads most commonly occur when our hormones are changing rapidly, such as with puberty or menopause, or from birth control pills. These hormones cause our skin to produce more sebum, which can easily clog pores and create acne symptoms. Prevention is the best course, by using gentle facial cleansers once or twice a day. Benzoyl peroxide can help as well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for rashes in the neck area?

What is the treatment for rashes in the neck area?

Vaseline: Babies have "bull necks", and wetness and formula love to get into the creases and cause irritation. Yeast may even move in, making more fun for everyone. A good antifungal like lotrimin (clotrimazole) kills the yeast, an anti inflammatory such as Hydrocortisone helps the raw irritated skin, and a barrier cream such as vaseline protects the skin from future irritation and allows it to heal. ...Read more

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What is the cause of acne in face, back and arms and what is the ure for it?

What is the cause of acne in face, back and arms and what is the ure for it?

Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that lead to acne - oil production, clogged pores, and bacteria. You may also try to wear lose fitting clothing particularly during activities with high perspiration. ...Read more

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What is a burning bald spot on the head is cause from?

What is a burning bald spot on the head is cause from?

Hard to say.: Most bald spots on the head are caused by something called alopecia areata, which is a harmless, self-limited condition. But aa doesn't usually burn, so it could be something else that will need a personal examination to determine precisely. I suggest that you see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the cause of irritated dry skin on the inner thighs by the groin area and how do I treat it?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (rash of body folds) may be due to different causes, including irritant dermatitis, contact dermatitis, fungal disorder (tinea cruris), or a dermatosis such as flexural psoriasis. Proper evaluation by a primary care physician or dermatologist is necessary to properly diagnose and treat this condition. ...Read more

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What is the cause of body itch

What is the cause of body itch

Allergic Reaction: There are many causes and the reaction can range from very mild to severe. Thinks to consider includes food you ate, exposure to certain substance, a change in soap or detergent, etc. Most of the time, treatment with an anti- histamine can resolve the itching and probably cure your symptoms. It is good idea to remember if you exposed yourself to new products, ate certain type new food. Good luck. ...Read more

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My scalp is itching and causing hairfall.What is the solution?

My scalp is itching and causing hairfall.What is the solution?

See a doctor!: You should see a dermatologist to diagnose your scalp condition. There are numerous potential causes. I wish you a speedy recovery! ...Read more

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There is a white patch on the top of the shaft under the glans. Also seems to be indentations (almost akin to cracks) in the same area. What is this?

There is a white patch on the top of the shaft under the glans. Also seems to be indentations (almost akin to cracks) in the same area. What is this?

See your PCP FOR DX: It seems we have lack of additional information like itching , burning or drainage from the lesion and sexual history. It look like fungal balanitis or yeast infection which need treatment with topical antifungal medicine. ...Read more

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What causes stinging in the scalp or in the skin.

What causes stinging in the scalp or in the skin.

Actually: This is actually caused by chemicals released by immune and nervous system from external stimulus. ...Read more

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What is the cause of scaly foot

What is the cause of scaly foot

Multiple Causes: Hello, There are many causes of scaly feet, most commonly it is usually related to skin hydration, infectious cases, or symptoms of common skin disorders such as psoriasis or eczema. ...Read more

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What can cause a rash to appear in the underarm area?

What can cause a rash to appear in  the underarm area?

Rash: Well, a variety of things... Topical allergies could be one... Any new deodorant? Detergent or fabric softener? Does it itch? If you're subject to a hot environment it could be related to moisture, it could be fungal. You can try keeping the area dry and thoroughly washed with soap and water... Avoid any scented or heavily perfumed materials. ...Read more