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Sulfur On Scalp
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
No: Selenium-containing dandruff shampoo helps treat a mild fungus on the skin, called tinea versicolor. The shampoo doesn't get rid of ringworm on the scalp, which is a different type of tinea infection, called tinea capitis. A dermatologist or a primary care doctor can help with ringworm of the scalp. ...Read more
Psoriasis: Scaling on scalp from psoriasis will be reduced after washing your hair, but will return in a few hours. Shampoos containing 2 or 4% coal tar can help reduce the inflammation that causes the condition. There are many topical treatments for scalp psoriasis. Please see your local doctor to discuss them. ...Read more
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
Same thing.: Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp, and is also sometimes called "acne necrotica", which is why it is sometimes confused with acne, which does not occur on the scalp (except along the frontal hairline). In other words, the condition often called "scalp acne" is actually folliculitis, or inflammation/infection of hair follicles. ...Read more
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
What's the difference between scalp psoriasis and dermatitis? : I have itching on eyebrow/pubes/scalp & losing bit of hair on head, also bit flakey!
I have an oily scalp and dry hair, used scalp shampoo caused my hair even dry; used mosturised shampoo caused my scalp even oily n itched, help?
I've been washing my itchy, sore, scalp with dandruff shampoos and dermarest shampoo. My scalp still itches. Why?
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!
Not a good idea: Creams, ointments, and moisturizers that are formulated for the skin are not necessarily suitable for the scalp and hair. I would recommend something formulated specifically for the hair and scalp. I have found coconut based formulas work well and are safe. ...Read more
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
Does Dimethicone clog scalp pores? It's in a lot of hair detanglers, leave in conditioners, and shampoos.
Dimethicone: Dimethicone is what the chemists like to call a silicon. The FDA has approved the use of dimethicone as a skin protrctant in over the counter products. It has been deemed safe in personal care products. For some this is not a good daily skin care product it my block the skin pores. It forms a sort of plastic like barrier on the out side of the skin. You will have to try it to see how your sk ...Read more