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scalp

 [skalp]
that part of the skin of the head (exclusive of the face) which is usually covered by a growth of hair.

scalp

(skalp),
The skin and subcutaneous tissue, normally hair-bearing, covering the neurocranium.
[M. E. fr. Scand. skalpr, sheath]

scalp

(skalp) the skin covering the cranium.

scalp

(skălp)
n.
1. The skin covering the top of the human head.
2. A portion of this skin with its attached hair, cut from a body especially as a battle trophy or as proof in claiming a bounty.
3. A piece of hide from the skull of certain animals, such as the fox, shown as proof of killing in order to collect a bounty.

scalp′er n.

scalp

Etymology: ME
the skin covering the head, not including the face and ears.
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Layers of the scalp
An acronym for the 5 layers of tissue that form the scalp:
Skin
subCutaneous tissue
Aponeurosis—musculoaponeurotic area of the epicranium or occipitofrontalis muscle
Loose areolar layer
Pericranium

scalp

Vox populi The skin and subcutaneous tissue covering the neurocranium

scalp

(skalp)
The skin and subcutaneous tissue, normally hair bearing, covering the neurocranium.
[M. E. fr. Scand. skalpr, sheath]

scalp

The soft tissue layers covering the bone of the vault of the skull and consisting of a thin sheet of muscle, the epicranius, a layer of connective tissue richly supplied with blood vessels and the skin.

Scalp

That part of the head that is usually covered with hair.
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Patient discussion about scalp

Q. my daughter gets a flaky scalp - comes and goes, this bout is worse than previous. Any advice/help please Her scalp is very dry & flaky - and has come about very quickly this time round. She is 14 years of age. She has with past treatments used ketopine shampoo and nizoral cream - ketoconazole 2%w/w. We do not seem to be getting as good results this time round - maybe because of the severity of the condition. I would like to know if there are other more effective treatments and what preventers we could try. Would appreciate any advice you could give. Kind Regards,

A. flaky scalp can be caused by number of things. have you checked it with a doctor? there should be testing for fungus, blood sample to see hormones, vitamin amount in the body.

Q. Best way to treat psoriasis on your scalp? Cremes obviously don't work. Nothing helps but Denorex (acid)

A. some of the possible treatments for scalp psoriasis :
* Over-the-counter medicated shampoos, such as those containing ketoconazole, tar, pyrithione zinc, selenium sulfide or salicylic acid
* Topical solutions, creams or ointments, such as tar products, corticosteroids or vitamin D analogues
* Light therapy

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The mean age at presentation was 54 years for those with scalp lesions and 55 for those with head, neck, or ear tumors.
The study finding should prompt more careful review of the scalp and neck during skin checks with your doctor or during public screenings, Dr.
The anatomic sites at diagnosis included 18% on the neck or head (of which 6% were scalp or neck and 12% were face or ears).
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By analyzing the conditions of the scalp, the company has confirmed that the scalp is likely to have those symptoms when its barrier function deteriorates.
Thomas is the education director for Nioxin, a treatment for fine and thinning hair and this summer he will be visiting Time Hairdressing Salons in Liverpool and Wirral offering scalp analysis sessions.
To the Editor: Rickettsia slovaca was first isolated in 1968 in a Dermacentor marginatus tick collected in Slovakia, and serologic evidence of infection with this bacteria was reported in patients with enlarged lymph nodes and a scalp eschar after being bitten by a tick (1).
When used systematically for 2 weeks, special combs may be more effective than a single, one-day application of an insecticidal shampoo at ridding a child's scalp of head lice.
First, I suggest that you visit a good dermatologist to address your scalp condition.
Other candidates for treatment include men or women experiencing illness-associated hair loss or scalp conditions and women with post-partum hair loss.