scalp

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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 to the skull bones.
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Staph on scalp?

Staph on a Scalp?

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Yes...Staph can live in symbiosis or as a virulent bug infecting us humans. Staph can be found nearly everywhere in nature. This dangerous bacteria can be deadly when it is infecting skin and other organs. I would love to know more about what is behind your question.
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Dr. Chris Oh answered:

Itchy bumps on scalp?

Psoriasis

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Likely psoriasis. I would first have it looked at to make sure it is nothing suspicious. If it is psoriasis, switching to T-gel shampoo as well as using calcipotriene and occasional topical steroid helps.
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why is my scalp tender?

Inflammation, infect

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The area around the roots is inflammed by bacteria, fungus etc. Psoriasis, seborrhea, follicultis or other conditions can cause swelling in the scalp and tenderness. Since this may need antibiotics or other treatment see MD if medicated shampoos don't help.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Dandruff and dry scalp?

Controlling dandruff

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Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or Kenalog sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms.
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What causes flaky scalp?

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usually seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis
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Is a loose scalp normal?

LOOSE SCALP

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Maybe. Some persons have loose scalp without problems.
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

Itchy scalp with orgasm?

No common answer

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I am not sure I have an explanation for that. Some say this may e related to natural endorphins but that is admittedly far fetched explanation
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How to control dry scalp?

Shampoo choices

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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.
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Dr. George Wooming answered:

What is scalp tightness?

Sensation on scalp

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The scalp on the head feels tight - the left & the right scalp feels like being pulled together
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What causes a dry scalp?

Various causes

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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.
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