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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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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?

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

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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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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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What causes your scalp to have creases?

What causes your scalp to have creases?

SCALP CREASES: WRINKLES OR CREASES OR RIDGES OR FOLDS IN THE SCALP THAT ARE SOFT AND SPONGY ARE USUALLY HEREDITARY.
THEY ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THICKENING OF THE SCALP.
THEY ARE BENIGN AND HARMLESS. ...Read more

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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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Is regaine foam less irritating to scalp?

No: All minoxidil-based products have a possible side effect of scalp irritation. It is usually not the foam or liquid vehicle, but the Minoxidil itself that causes the irritation. ...Read more

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Feels like something crawling in my scalp?

Lice?: You could have lice. Get a lice comb and have someone help you to examine for lice eggs and the lice themselves. A dry scalp can also cause itching that can give sensation of something crawling. Have someone help you look! ...Read more

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It feels like a bug in my scalp crawling why?

Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia or intermittent paresthesia over a long period of time is generally a sign of a neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia usually arises from nerve damage due to infection, inflammation, trauma, or other abnormal process. Paresthesia is rarely due to life-threatening disorders, but it does occur as a result of stroke and tumors. ...Read more

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My question is what causes pain in the scalp?

Scalp Pain: See: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/155049-what-are-the-causes-of-a-sensitive-painful-scalp/

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Botflys on scalp how wud I know if I had them?

Have scalp examined: Botflys are found in central & s. America, so if you haven't traveled there, don't worry. If you have been there and you develop a bump under your skin that continues to get bigger, then there might be a botfly larva growing in your scalp. Have your doctor look at it under magnification to see if there is a pore. If you put vaseline over the pore it may suffocate the larva and it may come out! ...Read more

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Should I massage my scalp gently or vigorously?

Should I massage my scalp gently or vigorously?

Gentle to Moderate: If you massage your scalp too vigorously, you may irritate the hair follicles and cause folliculitis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: scalp?

Hair skin over skull: 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. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes pain in the scalp?

There are many: Possible reasons. More history and possibly examination would be needed to determine the cause. ...Read more

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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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What can I do for dry crusty patches in the scalp?

Coal tar shampoo: Shampoos containing coal tar preparations are helpful for patchy scalp areas. ...Read more

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What cause the scalp to give an crawling sensation?

Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia is many times a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia may be caused by disorders that affect a person's central nervous system, such as transient ischemic attacks or strokes, encephalitis, multiple sclerosis, or transverse myelitis. Vascular lesions or tumors pressing against a person's spinal cord or brain may also cause paresthes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pain in my scalp at the roots?

See below: Cervical migraine
cervicogenic headache
occipital neuralgia
migraine headache
tension type headache
brain tumour
rheumatoid arthritis
cervical myelopathy
osteomyelitis
paget's disease
head lice
basal cell carcinoma
squamous cell carcinoma
contact dermatitis
herpes zoster
cellulitis
scalp injury
head injury
tick bite. ...Read more

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Burnt my scalp with a straightener and it still hurt?

Burnt my scalp with a straightener and it still hurt?

Burn therapy: Indications and usage

silvadene cream 1% (silver sulfadiazine) is a topical antimicrobial drug indicated as an adjunct for the prevention and treatment of wound sepsis in patients with second- and third-degree burns. ...Read more

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Scalp is uncontrollably oily. What can I do for this?

Oil: It is difficult to alter oil production. No creams, shampoos really do much. A shampoo for oily hair will help when you use it, but won't change how much oil you produce. Accutane, a potent drug for severe acne, works on the oil gland. ...Read more