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Scaly Scalp Patches
I've had hair falling out and a itchy and hurting scalp for about 2 months. There is no patches or anything scaly . I've tried everything help!!!
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
I have dry scaly patches on my scalp. Head&shoulders doesn't work. My beautician said its psoriasis of the scalp. What should I use?
See below: See your dermatologist. You may need prescription for topical corticosteriods to treat this. ...Read more
I have a pink scaly patch on my scalp for a long time which has gotten bigger and will not go away what could it be?
Lots of things: but psoriasis is my first thought. Your MD can look at it and tell. If it isn't obvious they can take a sample of the tissue (a biopsy) and tell that way. Very rarely, skin cancer presents this way , too, so see your doctor. It isn't an emergency, but it is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I live in a dorm with REALLY hard water. When I'm here, my scalp gets really irritated and scaly. Is there anything I can do?
Hard water=not good: Hard water is known to be a problem. It has been known to make skin problems worse, and recently a good study confirmed that, especially in people with any tendency to have eczema. Only avoidance of the hard water source, or water softening, are known to be effective. ...Read more
I have an extremely dry scalp its scaly and skin is raised nowits coming down my shoulder and middleback itchy?
Dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, or contact dermatitis from a hair product. All would benefit from a topical steroid solution and possibly a change in your scalp care. Start simply: use a zinc based shampoo as a shampoo and upper body wash, if it improves then its likely seb derm. If not, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
A tiny itchy spot on my scalp drives me nuts, hair is missing from it, I keep picking off the itchy scaly skin but it comes back, what could it be?
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