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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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Quite often the shampoo you use can cause scalp irritation and even make your condition worse.
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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.
Massage your scalp for five minutes and follow up with your usual shampooing programme.
Maria de Jesus' scalp has now grown enough to cover her entire skull and brain.
The oxygen level in the bald scalps was almost 38% less that of the control group.
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Some shampoos can trigger itchy scalps, especially ones that are highly fragranced or contain sodium laurth sulphate.
bald men had twice the number of testosterone receptors, and double the enzyme level of sebaceous glands from the hairy scalps.