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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 ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can be done for a patch of dry scalp on my head that is a bit scabby?

Proper diagnosis: Helps. Seeing your doctor to make sure it is seborrhea or dandruff versus a skin infection. For dry scalp /dandruff try tea tree shampoo or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. There is evidence that dandruff may have a fungal component so tea tree shampoo or Nizoral (ketoconazole) may be very helpful. ...Read more

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I scratch dead skin off my scalp almost daily, is this really all that bad?

Dead scalp skin: YOU SHOULD SHAMPOO OFTEN.
EVERY DAY IF YOU CAN.
SCALP SCALING IS NOT THAT BAD UNLESS IT ITCHES. ...Read more

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Pain ontop of head. Right side. Scalp. Earrache. Hot feeling all over. Restless.

Pain ontop of head. Right side. Scalp. Earrache. Hot feeling all over. Restless.

Cannot say: Without an examination, and
an ear infection certainly can cause those symptoms and would strongly benefit from examination and antibiotics ...Read more

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I have a skin growth on my scalp that is starting to worry me. Should I get it cut off?

I have a skin growth on my scalp that is starting to worry me. Should I get it cut off?

Consult your doctor: It is not feasible to provide an informed opinion without examining the lesion. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have problems with my skin on my scalp. There are these hard and dry spots on my scalp.

Hard spots on scalp: Without a picture and exam hard to tell- could be seborrheic keratosis and plaques. Both conditions are benign and treatable. ...Read more

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I have dry spots on my scalp when I pick them off. There is pink. Skin underneath what could it be?

Not too unusual: It's not entirely unusual for the scalp to have spots that build up with dead flakey skin. Have your primary care doctor take a look. There is likely a shampoo or other topical treatment that will help. ...Read more

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Why would I be thinning on the crown of my head, and my scalp looks to have red patches in that area??

Why would I be thinning on the crown of my head, and my scalp looks to have red patches in that area??

Fungal/autoimmune: If you have red patches and thinning all in the same area then your doctor will likely need to do an exam with a wood's lamp and take samples such as scrapings of the skin and maybe a hair follicle to rule out fungal infections. Also, clinically we can also recognize whether it's an autoimmune condition.
I would recommend having it examined in person. ...Read more

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Sores on head since 2009, bleed, painful, only on top of scalp have been to all speciali no answetssts?

Biopsy results?: There could be recurrent deep folliciuliyts which is chronic. Blood tests will be normal but the biopsy can be indicative of problem. Treatments to date need to be reviewed to plan new treatment to suppress problem. ...Read more

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Wave like head tightning feeling all over scalp for months. Don't feel it when I lay down. Could it be due to anxiety?

Wave like head tightning feeling all over scalp for months. Don't feel it when I lay down. Could it be due to anxiety?

Likely headache: If it's wave like, meaning it comes and goes then it's less likely something serious. Anxiety is possible but a cluster headache or even migraine is a possibility. It could be from you clenching your teeth at night or maybe from pressure in the sinuses. Neck tension is another big cause which goes hand in hand with tension headaches. ...Read more