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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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Had sores on scalp from hair dye. Now have dry flaky scalp and small circles of dry peeling skin on arms, legs, neck and feet?

Had sores on scalp from hair dye. Now have dry flaky scalp and small circles of dry peeling skin on arms, legs, neck and feet?

Uncertain.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What can i do/sores on scalp,hard hair and very itchy scalp and body?

What can i do/sores on scalp,hard hair and very itchy scalp and body?

Well: First of all sounds like scalp is dry. You need to get the moisture back into the scalp. Now sometimes t-gel shampoo works great. Start there if problem persists see doctor ...Read more

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Small hard pinkish/clear bumps on nose that extend all over face and around mouth. also burns and itches around mouth. They dry and scab/ flake. Hsv?

Small hard pinkish/clear bumps on nose that extend all over face and around mouth. also burns and itches around mouth. They dry and scab/ flake. Hsv?

While this could be: viral, bacterial, contact, and a number of other conditions, I would get in to see dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment. Unlikely HSV but in certain situations it can happen (ie after chemical peel without premedication) ...Read more

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White blotches on palms. itchy skin rash all over. white tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?

White blotches on palms. itchy skin rash all over.  white tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?

Probably unrelated: You may possibly have contracted scabies from the contact but there are also other potential causes unrelated to the sexual contact. See a doctor if this has been presented for more than 3 days or been getting worse. ...Read more

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I have a lot of itching on my pubic area, eyebrows and scalp. Redness on eyebrows and scalp area with scaling on scalp, and loads of flakes! help!

See Physician: Many conditions can cause redness and scaling as you describe. The constellation of pubic, brow and head may indicate lice. Your physician should be able to ascertain if this , or other dermatologic conditions exist. ...Read more

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What do I have? Symptoms are itchy scalp, burning scalp, blisters on scalp, and sting on my scalp.

What do I have? Symptoms are itchy scalp, burning scalp, blisters on scalp, and sting on my scalp.

Scalp itch: Not sure if u r on medications that can cause itching. Best to have it looked at by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can u use on hard bumps on scalp sore hard bumps, at base of neckline on scalp some fill with pus

What can u use on hard bumps on scalp sore hard bumps, at base of neckline on scalp some fill with pus

See dermatologist: These "bumps" could be sebaceous cysts ("plugged hair follicles") or acne cysts. See your doctor for referral to a suitable specialist. ...Read more

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What are these dry patches and papules on my thigh and genital area?

What are these dry patches and papules on my thigh and genital area?

Hard to say: Sometimes a fungal infection can cause "dry" flaky rashes at inner thighs and at/around genitalia. It could be itchy, you did not say. Check it with dermatologist if it persists and spreads to involve a larger area. ...Read more

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Are the sores on my tongue herpes?

Are the sores on my tongue herpes?

Herpetic sores: Hi it is hard to say that without looking at the sores and finding out symptoms. However, it is possible that the herpes virus can cause sores in the mouth . Please check with your physician and dentist as soon as possible ...Read more

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Mouth ulcers, cyst-like lumps at vagina entrance, slow-healing sores on scalp and on buttocks that leave round scars, always feel unwell ?

Mouth ulcers, cyst-like lumps at vagina entrance, slow-healing sores on scalp and on buttocks that leave round scars, always feel unwell ?

Behcet's disease?: Though your symptoms can be caused by many different conditions, the first thing that came into my head was behcet's disease. See the following for more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/behcets-disease/ds00822. ...Read more

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Broke out with bumps on face. Doc said fever blisters? They hurt. Itched & scabed over with gold crust scab. Has canker sore on lip also.

Broke out with bumps on face. Doc said fever blisters? They hurt. Itched & scabed over with gold crust scab. Has canker sore on lip also.

Two Problems: First, you have herpes. 75% of adults have this type of herpes. You can easily get this treated and then kept at bay with the appropriate anti-herpes medication. Second, the golden crusted part of this story implies a secondary infection known as impetigo. This must be treated with the right antibiotics. ...Read more

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Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Red pimple like acne on on scalp back of head?

Ingrown Hair: Sounds to me like you, in all likelihood, have developed an ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are caused by a growing hair that gets trapped under the skin and can cause irritation and/or infection in the area. If you have many of these pimples, its a condition called 'folliculitis'. More severe cases may require treatment with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Itchy rash, scabs over and bleeds when itched spreads on legs?

Itchy rash, scabs over and bleeds when itched spreads   on legs?

Rash: It can be from different things, you should see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard of?). ...Read more

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What causes scabs on the scalp?

What causes scabs on the scalp?

Healing: Any injury to the scalp will eventually try to heal. Dried blood, mixed with died cells form a layer on the wound surface known as scab. Beneath it a new skin is formed and the scab will eventually fall off the normal skin. It works as a shied, basically. ...Read more

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Fluid filled acne very large on cheeks leave red sores. Using polysporne and peroxide. Not on lips no sores in mouth. Still scared?

Fluid filled acne very large on cheeks leave red sores. Using polysporne and peroxide. Not on lips no sores in mouth. Still scared?

See doctor: I would see your healthcare practitioner. There may be some other things you can do to improve the acne. Sometimes avoiding dairy and sugar in your diet can help. ...Read more

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Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Rash: Sounds like it could be pityriasis rosea a non dangerous self limiting rash in younger people. Google it and see if it matches. However, you should see a dermatologist to confirm this and to make sure you are not dealing with anything else. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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