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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

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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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?

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