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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 a loose scalp normal?

Is a loose scalp normal?

LOOSE SCALP: Maybe. Some persons have loose scalp without problems. ...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 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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What's the best, safest and most efficient biological treatment for scalp psoriasis? Thanks much!

Many options: There are quite a few options out there. It would start with a good combination of scalp shampoos - I usually have my patients alternate 2 or even 3 types. Depending how extensive the scalp psoriasis is, steroid impregnated topicals with or without a vitamin d analog can be helpful. You need to see your dermatologist for an individualized treatment plan. There is hope! ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for ringworm on the scalp?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for ringworm on the scalp?

Griseofulvin: Tinea is a fungus, and when it occurs on the scalp it is actually called tinea capitus. Tinea corporis, on the body, is called ringworm, because it causes a ring-like rash. Fungus on the scalp is harder to treat than on the body. Rinworm responds to creams, like lamisil, (terbinafine) for about 2 weeks, but the scalp requires an oral medicine, like griseofulvin, and for a longer period of time (6-12 weeks). ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of ringworm on the scalp?

What's the best treatment to get rid of ringworm on the scalp?

Anti-fungals: Ringworm is actually a fungal infection (not a worm) of the skin. You can treat it with over the counter antifungals such as Clotrimazole cream (and there are many others). Clean the area, dry it and then apply the cream several times per day. If it persists longer than about 2 weeks, you might want to see a dermatologist for alternative applications. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of itchy dry scalp?

What's the best treatment to get rid of itchy dry scalp?

Itchy scalp: Lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, avocado oil and german chamomile oil are excellent natural home remedies for itchy scalp. Mix these oils in equal proportions and, add some water and finally apply the resultant mixture to heal itchy scalp in a natural way. ...Read more

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What is the best way to use tea tree oil as a scalp treatment?

What is the best way to use tea tree oil as a scalp treatment?

Tea tree oil: Pt depends on the form of tea tree oil and how dry or oily your skin is. You can apply after shampoo and leave it. Or, prior to shampoo leave on for 5-10 min and wash out. ...Read more

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What's the best shampoo or treatment to use on scaling, plaque psoriasis on the scalp?

What's the best shampoo or treatment to use on scaling, plaque psoriasis on the scalp?

Many together.: Tar shampoo is very effective, but you need to clean the scalp first with a mild shampoo, and then use neutratar or a generic afterwards. Make sure you lather it and then let is stay on your scalp, perhaps 5m. I recommend the concommitant use of a zinc shampoo on your next washing. And alternate. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for scalp psoriasis?

Steroids: While the best treatment depends on the extent of ur disease and other factors, topical steroids in foam preps work very well to help decrease the size and scaliness of scalp psoriasis. ...Read more

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My closed one had trichotillomania. Due to chronic hair plucking, hair in front part of scalp are not growing full length. What's best treatment now? Plz

My closed one had trichotillomania. Due to chronic hair plucking, hair in front part of scalp are not growing full length. What's best treatment now? Plz

Trichotillomania is: A form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Have your friend see a mental health professional. OCD can respond to antidepressants as well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is best to treat pimples on scalp? Which is best allopathy, homeopathy, or ayurveda?

What kind of treatment is best to treat pimples on scalp? Which is best allopathy, homeopathy, or ayurveda?

It depends: This depends on whether you've already been through allopathic evaluation and treatments for these pimples, what your doctors have advised, and what you're wanting to do now. You may have an extension of facial acne, which dermatologists treat. Homeopathy can also help if your case is taken by an experienced homeopath who works with you on a deep level. This is required for all chronic cases. ...Read more

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What is rhe best treatment for candida overgrowth and seborrheic dermatitis on scalp and nose which multivitamin brand is best for candida and seb der?

What is rhe best treatment for candida overgrowth and seborrheic dermatitis on scalp and nose which multivitamin brand is best for candida and seb der?

Seborrheic: dermatitis or "dandruff" can be initially treated with Selsun Blue shampoo in the scalp. Dabbing it on the nose may help. Use as directed. If not improved after a few days, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment or remedy for dry scalp?

What is a good treatment or remedy for dry scalp?

Flaky itchy scalp: Most likely this is related to seborrheic dermatitis and one of the dandruff shampoos may help. There are a number of them with different active ingredients so you may have to try several different ones to see what is best for you. Some are: neutragena tgel, tsal; sebulex, head and shoulders, etc. Shampoo daily. If it doesn't work see your dermatologist for medication to put on your scalp. ...Read more

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What are the usual treatment methods for psoriasis of the scalp?

Scalp Psoriasis: Treatment for scalp psoriasis includes medicated shampoos, steroid foam or lotion, tar preparations, topically applied vitamin d medications, phototherapy, and oral medications. ...Read more

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Hi I think I have psoriasis on my scalp just wondering if you know any home made treatment thanks?

Psoriasis help: The simplest treatment of psoriasis is daily sun exposure (but avoid sunburn!), salt water compresses, stress reduction, and daily moisturizers such as petroleum jelly. Application immediately after a bath or shower helps to minimize itching and tenderness. If these don't help enough, your doctor can prescribe other treatments. Feel better! ...Read more

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Always have had an extremely dry scalp since a baby. Can you suggest a scalp treatment that will stop the dryness and flakes?

Seborrhea?: Without seeing it is impossible to know, but it sounds like it could be seborrhea. It could also be psoriasis. Seborrhea may be helped by an anti-dandruff/anti-fungal shampoo, but psoriasis requires more intensive treatment, mostly prescription. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ringworm on the scalp?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ringworm on the scalp?

Creams at pharmacy: Ringworm is actually a fungal infection (not a worm) of the skin. You can treat it with over the counter antifungals such as Clotrimazole cream (and there are many others). Clean the area, dry it and then apply the cream several times per day. If it persists longer than about 2 weeks, you might want to see a dermatologist for alternative applications. ...Read more

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Loose Scalp (Definition)

= outermost tissues covering the skull ...Read more