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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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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 ...Read more


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I've been really irritated with my scalp. I don't quite know how to explain my symptoms and all I have been going thru. I am so uncomfortable?

I've been really irritated with my scalp. I don't quite know how to explain my symptoms and all I have been going thru. I am so uncomfortable?

Diet? change: Before a medical consult with a dermatologist try adding 2 grams of fish oil to your diet daily and stopping milk products, including cheese and butter for 3 weeks. Take a good multi-vitamin with a and zinc. Dermatologist may assist if you are exhibiting psoariasis. ...Read more

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Is scaling of the scalp a sign of infection?

Is scaling of the scalp a sign of infection?

Yes: I was originally taught that this was a dry skin condition. I have seen many treatments come and go. The current theory is that this is a fungal infection. It frequently gets better when treated with a mild antifungal cream, such as lotriminaf. Talk with your provider about how often and for how long. ...Read more

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My 3 y old child have multiple pustules & boils on face & scalp since 1 wk, baby is otherwise well. Other child in house have similar s & s. Diagnosis?

My 3 y old child have multiple pustules & boils on face & scalp since 1 wk, baby is otherwise well. Other child in house have similar s & s. Diagnosis?

See A Doc: I assume you mean the boils have been there for a week and not since 1 week old, right. This could be a serious skin infection and needs immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Diagnose and treatment burning scalp syndrome dysesthesia?

Diagnose and treatment burning scalp syndrome dysesthesia?

Neurology consult: You could be having a kind of neuropathic pain disorder. Best would be consult a neurologist to rule out any underlying condition and make a management plan. Treatment options include use of medications, mainly anti-epileptics and anti-depressants. Bio-behavioral therapies including relaxation therapy can help (pain psychologist). ...Read more

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Thanks guys for helping. I was told certain places do hair drug test for up to 3months if from the scalp but for body hair one year why is this ?

Thanks guys for helping. I was told certain places do hair drug test for up to 3months if from the scalp but for body hair one year why is this ?

Body hair: The growth rates for body are considerably slower than the hair from your head. Most body hair is replaced in about one year. It is challenging to precisely represent the time period of a standard screen with body hair so substances may be detected in body hair for up to 1 year after the substance left the blood stream. www.ipassedmydrugtest.com/hair_drug_test_faq.asp best wishes. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have scalp fungus and how do you get rid of it?

How do you know if you have scalp fungus and how do you get rid of it?

Scrape n look: Microscopic look at scalp skin scrapings will show fungus or lack there of. Because the appearance is fairly classic, a dermatologist may treated without scraping it. ...Read more

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