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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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Is it normal to have a loose scalp?

Is it normal to have a loose scalp?

It is normal : Loose scalp and tight scalp both are normal and there is nothing you can do to change it. ...Read more

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Are there any cosmetic procedures that can fix a loose scalp?

NO: What is the specific cosmetic problem that you are having besides the skin being loose? Hairlines can be moved, brows can be lifted. ...Read more

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If somebody says he has a loose scalp, what is he talking about?

If somebody says he has a loose scalp, what is he talking about?

Ask him: Best answers always come from the source. I can only guess that this person means he can move the skin easily on his scalp...Perhaps moreso than another person. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for psoriasis on the body and scalp?

What is the best treatment for psoriasis on the body and scalp?

Depends: It depends on the severity and how responsive it is to treatment. Psoriasis is a disease where the body attacks its own wrapper from within. For some folks, all it takes is some topical medicines and maybe steroids. Other folks require more powerful medications that turn down the immune system. You need to work with your doc to decide what works best in your case. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ringworm of scalp?

What is the best treatment for ringworm of scalp?

Grisofulvin: I usually use an antifungal shampoo and an oral anti-fungal called grisofulvin. I would usually do a skin puch biopsy first to identify and confirm the organism as treatment with these agents can be tough on the liver and you need a definitive diagnosis before starting these treatments. Other scalp infections can mimmick "ringworm". ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for itchy scalp?

Thorough Hair Wash: The treatment is three folds; 1. Don't use the oil for hair untill the ithcy scalp is treated. 2. Use medicated shampoos like polytar (coal tar) thrice a week to wash hairs thoroughly. 3. Always rinse the hairs thoroughly before applying shampoo. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a scalp defect in newborn?

Cutis aplasia: A skin defect is occasionally found on the scalp of newborns & may be finger tip sized or as big as a grapefruit in diameter. The small defects usually gradually become smaller with age & simple cleaning & coverage with antibiotic ointment will prevent complications. Over sized defects may overly an enlarged soft spot & a protective helmet & consultation with a plastic surgeon is in order. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Loose Scalp (Definition)

Loose scalp is a feature in which a person's scalp skin is looser than usual for the average normal person in his ethnic/racial group. Loose scalp skin can be due to hereditary/genetic causes. Skin also becomes ...Read more