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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
Several causes: What is the patient we are talking about, as this can be due to different conditions. In children, phenylketonuria produces a characteristic "mousy, musty body odor". Conditions such as candidiasis, hydradenitis suppurativa, as well as factors such as mensturual cycle can change body odor. ...Read more
I've been washing my itchy, sore, scalp with dandruff shampoos and dermarest shampoo. My scalp still itches. Why?
It might: Armpit hairs can slow down sweat evaporation and trap oils and smells. But even if you shave closely, if you don't keep the armpit clean, you can have an odor. Some people also need a deodorant or antiperspirant to keep odors down. I personally think some odor is natural and that we tend to get overly concerned here in the usa. ...Read more
Dandruff: Todd you need to go see your Family Doctor or Pediatrician first to look at this. You may have an infection on your scalp causing this. They may refer you to a dermatologist. Either way you don't have to put up with this irritating stuff on your scalp. ...Read more
May not be related.: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
See a doctor: need to have a culture taken, likely infection. ...Read more
Sounds like: Infection that calls for a doctor visit and full evaluation. ...Read more
White/yellowish w/ mild cheesy odor discharge bad itching & irritation on vulva.I been using perfumed soaps, sprays, vaginal cleansers.What could it be?
Yeast: This sounds classic for yeast infection. Soaps, sprays and cleansers won't help, you may need an antifungal such as one that's available over the counter at your local grocery or drugstore. It's also possible that you have bacterial vaginosis, which is overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. See a doctor or start with antifungal and see if that helps. Stop all sprays, creams = could make worse. ...Read more