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What to do if I have real dry skin on my whole body including my face and scalp, could what to do if I have a disease?

What to do if I have real dry skin on my whole body including my face and scalp, could what to do if I have a disease?

Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body

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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Why didn't I get Lyme disease after I got a tick in my head half way under my scalp?

Why didn't I get Lyme disease after I got a tick in my head half way under my scalp?

Not uncommon: May have been a wood tick and not a deer tick. Not all deer ticks are infected with the lyme organism.

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Can you tell me how to deal with acute form of seborrhoeic dermatitis on my scalp (it's a skin disorder)?

Can you tell me how to deal with acute form of seborrhoeic dermatitis on my scalp (it's a skin disorder)?

Seb derm: Some have tried olive oil to loosen the thick scales and then wash out with an anti dandruff shampoo such as neutrogena t sal. A dermatologist will sometimes prescribe topical antifungal shampoos and corticosteroid lotions in some cases.

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My brother is having dry layer and bubbles on scalp of head some of the doctor is this may be sirius skin disease age 36?

My brother is having dry layer and bubbles on scalp of head some of the doctor is this may be sirius skin disease age 36?

Scalp psoriasis?: Severe seborrheic dermatitis (seborrhea) or psoriasis on scalp can cause the appearance you described here. If he has rashes elsewhere such as back of elbows etc...Likely psoriasis. Significant fungal infection (kerion) can do that as well. These are treatable conditions, but require prescriptions. Consult your doc for an eval. Good luck.

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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.

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Does the scalp absorb nutrients like the skin?

Does the scalp absorb nutrients like the skin?

Not really: Think about it for a moment! When you are hungry do you put food on your skin or do you gulp it down your mouth. If you put it on your arms do you assuage your hunger?

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What causes stinging in the scalp or in the skin.

Actually: This is actually caused by chemicals released by immune and nervous system from external stimulus.

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Why do head and scalp wounds bleed more than others?

Why do head and scalp wounds bleed more than others?

Many blood vessels: The scalp has ac very rich blood supply. It is easy to cut or tear its full thickness with a good chance of damaging many small vessels or a fairly major vessel. In addition cut scalp vessels tend not to retract as cut vessels do elsewhere, thus eliminating the first step of "hemostasis" (the body's natural mechanisms of stopping bleeding).

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Burning under my front scalp in d middle of my head.?

Burning under my front scalp in d middle of my head.?

Paresthesia: Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching. The appropriate treatment for paresthesia depends on accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause.

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What causes pinching pain in the scalp on side of head?

What causes pinching pain in the scalp on side of head?

Depends...: It could be as simple as a run of the mill headache to something more serious. If it does not improve consult with your doctor. If it is associated with more concerning symptoms such as dizziness, blurry/double vision, etc seek urgent medical attention.

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What can I do to relieve really dry skin on my head/scalp?

What can I do to relieve really dry skin on my head/scalp?

Seborrheic Eczema: If you also have dandruff, it is possible that have seborrheic eczema which is a more inflammatory form. Daily use of an anti-dandruff shampoo (head and shoulders) will help to reduce the dry skin.

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What are the nerves around the face, head and scalp called?

What are the nerves around the face, head and scalp called?

Many: There are many nerves in the head and neck area from facial nerve to trigeminal nerve to a plethora of other nerves that innervate different parts of the head and neck. A good anatomy book will give you much detail.

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Would nerves cuase tingling on the top of my head and scalp?

Would nerves cuase tingling on the top of my head and scalp?

Possible: Physical cause of tingling would be irritation or pinching of the nerve that supplies the skin of scalp. Even anxiety and stress can sometimes do this.

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What could give me a small bump on the back of my head/scalp?

What could give me a small bump on the back of my head/scalp?

Trauma: Trauma (blow) to the region would give you a bump. Other causes can include inflammation, tumor (most likely benign), consult your pcp.

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What is causing sores on my head? Scalp is itching and flaking

What is causing sores on my head? Scalp is itching and flaking

There: There are several possibilities, but it sounds most likely like psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis which are red, scaly, flaky conditions of the scalp. Perhaps first try treatment with otc shampoos like nizoral, (ketoconazole) selsun blue or coal tar. If those don't work, consider prescription treatments with steroid shampoos/foams/oil treatments. Another option would be small injections of steroid into each sore (assuming you just have a few). For those with severe involvement, oral medications might be necessary and can help.

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What causes my head / scalp to itch when I eat hot spicy stuff?

What causes my head / scalp to itch when I eat hot spicy stuff?

Unusual: Reaction to heat from spices that causes change in nerve endings. Avoid spicy foods or pretreat with oral antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec.

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My lymphoma is now on the skin all over my body. Included in scalp?

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My lymphoma is now on the skin all over my body. Included in scalp?

See oncologist: This needs be taken care of by your oncologist if you are wondering about what kinds of treatment need.