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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.


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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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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What to do with smelly scalp?

Too young to ask: Hi, you are too young to post on HT, plz ask your parents to do that ...Read more

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How to reduce scalp skin diesase.

No information: You give almost no information in your question. You should see a dermatologist who can examine your scalp, make a diagnosis and hopefully prescribe a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my scalp hurts?

Scalp hurt: No. More specific details needed to provide useful information to you. ...Read more

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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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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