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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 to the skull bones.

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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?

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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I have thickening under my scalp what would it be.

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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Headaches & Migraine (Tip)

Headaches & Migraine

Headaches respond very well to chinese scalp acupuncture and auricular acupuncture. ...See more

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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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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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Infant Health (Tip)

Infant Health

Cradle cap is most common scalp rash in babies. Not an illness; just fast-growing scalp skin. ...See more

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What can cause sores in your scalp?

What can cause sores in your scalp?

Scalp Sores: Scalp sores can develop from many skin conditions or as a symptom of a scalp infection. Bacteria, germs and some types of fungus can infect the scalp. Most scalp sores localize to certain areas of the scalp but some may cause widespread outbreaks. ...Read more

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My scalp feels loose. What is this?

LOOSE SCALP: Maybe. Some persons have loose scalp without problems. ...Read more

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Hair Health (Tip)

Hair Health

Ask about shampoos to treat any scalp conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis. ...See more

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How to reduce scalp skin diesase.

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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