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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

(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.
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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One of the tasks of the research centre will be to develop the best way to deliver this agent to the scalp hair follicles, said Dr Georgopoulos.
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One female had maximum lesions on her scalp with 29 epidermal cysts.
It usually involves frontal, temporal and parietal regions.7 It may be present at birth which will be usually asymptomatic until adulthood or it may be posttraumatic which is generally seen in patients over 30 years of age.8 While it may be associated with physical disfigurement or functional disturbances like throbbing sensations, tinnitus and headache in early stages, persistent pain, scalp necrosis, bone erosion, life threatening hemorrhage, cardiovascular failure, cerebral steal phenomenon and seizures are seen in late destructive and decompensated lesions.5,9 Our patient had none of these symptoms except for mild pain in the periorbital region following recent trauma.
After discussing the options and explaining the risks and benefits of general anaesthesia versus regional anaesthesia, and with informed consent from the patient, it was decided to proceed with the scalp block.
Conclusion: Scalp and forehead defects, if treated adequately, can heal with stable and aesthetically acceptable results and flap selection should be individualized according to the defects, patient's factors and availability of particular flap.
"Like any skin, the scalp sweats, sheds dead skin cells and produces oil.
"Initially, this can give you a sore scalp. Long term, traction can damage hair follicles and cause a type of hair loss called 'traction alopecia'."
"Using a similar method to you would cleanse the skin your face, spend around one minute gently massaging your scalp when you shampoo and rinse well."
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