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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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Yellow things coming out of scalp?

Yellow things coming out of scalp?

Yellow things?: What they are depends on whether they're moving or not. If moving, they could be head lice. If these are scabby places that are coming off when you scratch, it could be a form of seborrheic dermatitis. Your doctor can help you know. If these are moving things, there are several over-the-counter treatments. More info here: http://tinyurl. Com/4s788ts. ...Read more

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Question. What is this yellow patch on my scalp.

Question. What is this yellow patch on my scalp.

Need more info: Need more info and or a pic of how it looks. But if it concerns you have it seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Yellow sphere like waxy balls coming from my scalp what could this be?

Oil?: This could be a form of dandruff where one gets a buildup of sebum or oil. There are treatments for this so you should see you dermatologist. You could start with an over-the-counter shampoo containing tar or salicylic acid. ...Read more

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I have yellow pimples on my scalp?

I have yellow pimples on my scalp?

When to seek help:: The color and location of the pimples are not enough information to offer guidance. If they are lingering more than a few days, though, it is prudent to let a primary care provider or dermatologist look at them and examine you. ...Read more

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What to do for scalp problem? Yellow scaley, 3yo

What to do for scalp problem? Yellow scaley, 3yo

May be fungal: This could be a "cradle cap" type of problem, could also be a fungal infection. A dandruff shampoo with a soft-bristled brush to help soften up the scale for washing off can help. You may also need to see a dermatologist if your pediatrician is having trouble solving this. ...Read more

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My hair has been falling out loads, especially during winter, when they come out I see white /yellow stuff attached to the roots and scalp, what is it?

My hair has been falling out loads, especially during winter, when they come out I see white /yellow stuff attached to the roots and scalp, what is it?

Many possibilities: Hair "turns over" faster than just about anything else in the body, and many things - from illness to injury to surgical procedures to hormonal imbalances to infections to stress - can interfere with the normal hair cycle. Don't waste your money on tonics and "hair vitamins". Let a dermatologist go through the possibilities and find the cause. (the yellow stuff on the roots is normal.). ...Read more

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Hello I have a hard small lump on my scalp its is a little bit red round the outside but most of it is a yellow colour what could it be?

Hello I have a hard small lump on my scalp its is a little bit red round the outside but most of it is a yellow colour what could it be?

Lump: This may be an ingrown hair, inclusion cyst or even a wen. Redness and tenderness would suggest inflammation or infection requiring some attention. It would have to be inspected by your physician, general surgeon or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment advice. ...Read more

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My daughter has 2 sores come up in her scalp and they are draining yellow puss. Could this be staph and how does she get it?

My daughter has 2 sores come up in her scalp and they are draining yellow puss. Could this be staph and how does she get it?

Yes, but: They can also be a scalp fungus with secondary infection and or an infected bug bite or lice infestation. A visit is in order. ...Read more

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Which skin infection causes white/yellow biofilm looking secretions from scalp, and skin? (animal contagious, survives on household items)

Which skin infection causes white/yellow biofilm looking secretions from scalp, and skin? (animal contagious, survives on household items)

Odd question: I'm not sure I understand exactly what you mean when you say "animal contagiou? " Do you mean that the infection can be passed from humans to animals or vice versa? And which household items does this infection exist on? What is the clinical associated with your question? Do you have a picture you can upload? Send to: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I have a tender red bump on my scalp with a small yellow scab-like thing in middle. Is this normal? Not recall hitting head. Clear skin check in Jan

I have a tender red bump on my scalp with a small yellow scab-like thing in middle. Is this normal? Not recall hitting head. Clear skin check in Jan

Infected cyst?: Infected cyst or hair follicle iikely. If large see a doc. If very small try a spot of bacitracin after cleaning it with mild soap and water. Hot compresses for 30 minutes can help. If it is larger than a pea in size, get seen. Don't pop it, you can cause the infection to spread. If it hurts more, or you have fever, or it rapidly increases in size, go to ER. ...Read more

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Have painful scalp lesions that split to waxy yellow color eventually turn to scab. Now have bumps like cyst that split into same thing, now alopecia

Have painful scalp lesions that split to waxy yellow color eventually turn to scab. Now have bumps like cyst that split into same thing, now alopecia

Needs examination: Your symptoms may be a form of seborrhea. It is not clear from your description if they are limited to your scalp, or if they responded to any attempted treatment. The alopecia suggests an uncommon (like cutaneous sarcoidosis), or more serious condition. Evaluation by your primary medical provider is in order, who may choose to refer you to a dermatologist for hair pull test or even biopsy. ...Read more

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My scalp appears to be yellow sometimes. I have a crawling feeling and a sharp stabbing feeling. Took ivermectin permethrin and ketozonaole and selsun?

Well: Sounds like you have had many treatment plans and nothing is helping. See the doctor for exam and possible scraping for pathology. So you can have correct treatment ...Read more

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Doctor, I am suffering from yellow pimples on my head (scalp) from last 6 months. Please help me out?

Scalp folliculitis: Best to seek consultation with dermatologist. Check out dermnetnz. Org and search scalp folliculitisg ...Read more

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My scalp is sore only in one spot, it has a yellow fluid oozing out and some red. My neck has a itchy burning rash on the same side?

My scalp is sore only in one spot, it has a yellow fluid oozing out and some red. My neck has a itchy burning rash on the same side?

Shingles?: Please see a doctor. It sounds like you may have shingles, and medicines can reduce symptom duration and prevent complications. You may have a bacterial infection called impetigo. This would require a special prescription ointment. Only a medical provider can tell you for sure. ...Read more

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I have a spot/bump on my scalp that is red and has yellow/skin colored flaky skin around it that itches & I can scratch off. What is is? Cures?

I have a spot/bump on my scalp that is red and has yellow/skin colored flaky skin around it that itches & I can scratch off. What is is? Cures?

See your doctor: This sounds like changes consistent with sun exposure. It could be anything from a Solar Keratosis to skin cancer. You should have anything checked that does not go away by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have yellow blisters on my nose and brows. It's now on my scalp really itchy, and around my ears. It crusts yellow. What can it be?

I have yellow blisters on my nose and brows. It's now on my scalp really itchy, and around my ears. It crusts yellow. What can it be?

Shingles?: Although shingles is often associated with pain, it may present as itching as well. If the involvement is unilateral, you need to consult an ophthalmologist ASAP since untreated shingles involving the area your described may lead to blindness. If this involves both sides of the face, will have to think about other possibilities. ...Read more

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Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Spreading rash: The location and quality of rash sounds like you have an extensive case of psoriasis. You need tobeunderthe care of a dermatologist, prefably one affiliated with a teaching institution. ...Read more

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What can cause areflexia, dark urine, fatigue, rash on scalp, mild depression, slight yellowing of eyes with normal TSH and normal bilirubin and iron?

What can cause areflexia, dark urine, fatigue, rash on scalp, mild depression, slight yellowing of eyes with normal TSH and normal bilirubin and iron?

Liver issues: Please make an appointment with your physician for evaluation of liver function and screening for hepatitis and and an ultrasound to rule out liver and gallbladder disease. Serious symptoms which require examination and testing. ...Read more

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I have this cut under my chin that has been there for a couple of days. The scab is a yellow crystal substance, is this normal or is it infected?

I have this cut under my chin that has been there for a couple of days. The scab is a yellow crystal substance, is this normal or is it infected?

Likely normal: If the site is not hurting and not red, it is likely to be dried serum that normally exudes in the healing process.
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Practice safe sex.
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