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Scalp (Overview)

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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Scalp (Overview)

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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Dr. Donald Alves
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I have thickening under my scalp what would it be.

Skull?: Kidding! but more info would help. Painful? Color change in area? After injury/local trauma? Location on scalp? Any where else? Travel or exposures? Sounds like time to see dermatology. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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I found a bunch of open soars in my scalp..I'm very nervous about this..What can this be from?

See a dermatologist: To find out your answer and to get treated so that you can get better and not be nervous. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Heston
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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My scalp hurts evenwhen they're not being touched, can someone tell me what the cause is?

Possibilities: Consider a neurological cause of pain, such as an injured nerve or a neuralgia (e.g. Trigeminal neuralgia http://j.Mp/vgyzi0). Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Board Certified, Dermatology
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What is the best thing for a dry flaky scalp?

What is the best thing for a dry flaky scalp?

Dry scalp: Well, first you could certainly try a dandruff shampoo. Look for something that says "for dry scalp" or other similar statement. You may need to use it daily for a week or two before you get it under control. However, if you are black you may not do well with daily shampooing, it may make it worse. Also scalp psoriasis is some thing to consider. You may want to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How to stop picking and scratching scalp?

How to stop picking and scratching scalp?

Does this tend to: be a compulsive, recurrent behavior? See that you suffer from anxiety Disorder and ADHD. First deal with the anxiety. If that doesn't improve things - consider Behavioral therapy or Cognitive behavioral therapy for the picking and scratching. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, ...Read more

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Dr. Antonio Cruz
Board Certified, Dermatology
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My scalp is always dry with flaks?

My scalp is always dry with flaks?

Piece of cake: Could be seborrheic dermatitis vs psoriasis vs something else. Once a diagnosis is made, a range of treatments are available depending on the severity of it - utilizing a combination of prescription and over the counter treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Candace Spann
Board Certified, Dermatology
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I am ravindra , age 22 .My scalp is so smelly i& icant bare it so i want remedies ?

Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis was the cause of your dandruff and is likely leading to the odor from your scalp. Try leaving on your dandruff shampoo for 10 minutes before washing off. Also, see your dermatologist as you may need a prescription topical steroid to calm the inflammation in the scalp. ...Read more

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