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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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. Milroy Samuel
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

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What would be fatty rolls tissue under your scalp like if you rub it and it wrinkles up and feels like tissue?

There is fat on your: scalp. So if you have some loose or lax skin on your scalp and you move it around you can feel the fatty tissue layer that is under the epidermis and dermis ...Read more

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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

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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Is it normal that my scalp hurts?

Scalp hurt: No. More specific details needed to provide useful information to you. ...Read more

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My scalp is always dry with flaks?

My scalp is always dry with flaks?

Piece of cake: Could be seborrheic dermatitis vs psoriasis vs something else. Once a diagnosis is made, a range of treatments are available depending on the severity of it - utilizing a combination of prescription and over the counter treatments. ...Read more

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What should I use for fine wrinkles?

What should I use for fine wrinkles?

ResurFx fine lines: A non ablative laser such as ResurFx from Lumenis is very good at helping with fine lines on the face around lips and eyes in particular. This can be supplemented with fillers as needed. ...Read more

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How can you stop wrinkles from forming?

How can you stop wrinkles from forming?

Wrinkle Options: Avoid smoking, tanning booths, excess uv sunlight, poor dietary choices, and sleeping on your side. Procedures that may help include maintenance laser treatments, Botox to decrease wear & tear, fillers for deeper folds, at home skincare with retin-a, sun protection with spf clothing and topicals, chemical peels. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to stop picking and scratching scalp?

How to stop picking and scratching scalp?

Does this tend to: be a compulsive, recurrent behavior? See that you suffer from anxiety Disorder and ADHD. First deal with the anxiety. If that doesn't improve things - consider Behavioral therapy or Cognitive behavioral therapy for the picking and scratching. There are a # of ways to address anxiety: behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, ...Read more

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It feels like a bug in my scalp crawling why?

Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia or intermittent paresthesia over a long period of time is generally a sign of a neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia usually arises from nerve damage due to infection, inflammation, trauma, or other abnormal process. Paresthesia is rarely due to life-threatening disorders, but it does occur as a result of stroke and tumors. ...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