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Dr. Ira Katz
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Wrinkled Scalp (Overview)

Wrinkled scalp can be used to describe hypertrophied & folded scalp skin such as is seen with cutis verticis gyrata.


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What can be done about the wrinkles/folds in the scalp caused by cutis gyrata? Interested because of beginning of baldness

What can be done about the wrinkles/folds in the scalp caused by cutis gyrata? Interested because of beginning of baldness

Evaluation required: Cutis gyrata can be an isolated condition but also may be associated with a long list of other conditions so thorough medical and dermatology evaluation is essential before treatment. No medical treatment is available. Supportive care for irritation of deep tissue folds may be needed. Surgical removal of some of the affected scalp tissue can improve appearance. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
7 doctors shared insights

Wrinkled Scalp (Overview)

Wrinkled scalp can be used to describe hypertrophied & folded scalp skin such as is seen with cutis verticis gyrata.


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What bugs burrow into the scalp and what is the treatment?

What bugs burrow into the scalp and what is the treatment?

Scalp bugs?: Why are you asking? Have you seen a doctor? You should be seen. A dermatologist would probably be best. ...Read more

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What do you recommend to get rid of a flaky scalps?

Try dandruff shampoo: Several options for dry flaky scalp. You can first try drandruff shampoo suchas head and shoulder/selsun blue. If those do not work, you should see a physician to make sure there is no other reason for your scalp flaking. They can then prescribe a steroid shampoo wash that should help. ...Read more

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My scalp is itchy and it won't stop why is it itchy and how can I treat it and prevent it from happening again?

My scalp is itchy and it won't stop why is it itchy and how can I treat it and prevent it from happening again?

Dandruff?: Itchiness of the scalp could be caused by a number of factors. First try to eliminate any type of hair products that you may have used in the past( such as hairspray, gel, even shampoos etc.). If you have dandruff you can use a shampoo such as Sebulex. If the itchiness persist, try to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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18yrs: is sebo_psoriasis on scalp genetic?Causes for it? Is there a permanant solution for it?Other than medicines, what else can we do to improve?Diet

18yrs: is sebo_psoriasis on scalp genetic?Causes for it? Is there a permanant solution for it?Other than medicines, what else can we do to improve?Diet

Scalp Psoriasis: It is generally believed that psoriasis comes about as a combination of genetic, immune and environmental causes. It also has a tendency to run in families. Severe scalp psoriasis sometimes warrants treatment with tablets or injections such as methotrexate, ciclosporin, Acitretin or biologic agents. Patients should be under the care of an experienced dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wrinkled scalp?

Wrinkled scalp: Wrinkled scalp can be used to describe hypertrophied & folded scalp skin such as is seen with cutis verticis gyrata. ...Read more

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Why do my scalp have wrinkles?

Why do my scalp have wrinkles?

Strong Muscle: S-skin c-cutaneous tissue a- aponeurosis l- loose areolar tissue p- pericranium those are the layers of scalp, the aponeurosis is connected to occipito-frontalis muscle, and all wrinkles due the action of an underlying muscles. Botox can help, but would be an off label use. ...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