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  eMedicine - Scalp Anatomy : Article by M Abraham Kuriakose, MD, DDS, FRCS
The veins of the scalp freely anastomose with one another and are connected to the diploic veins of the skull bones and the intracranial dural sinuses through several emissary veins.
The supratrochlear and supraorbital veins drain the anterior region of the scalp.
The part of the scalp that is anterior to the auricles is drained to the parotid, submandibular, and deep cervical lymph nodes.
www.emedicine.com /ent/topic1.htm   (1518 words)

 Synopsis of Scalp Acupuncture
In scalp acupuncture, the needles are to be inserted within a thin layer of loose tissue beneath the scalp surface, at a low angle of about 15–30 degrees, involving an insertion distance of about 1 cun [the cun is a variable unit of measure based on body size; about one inch for an adult].
Scalp points are especially effective because they are close to the part of the body that is affected, namely the brain.
Qu Hong and his colleagues (8) described their scalp acupuncture technique for treating pseudobulbar paralysis as follows: “A filiform needle was rapidly inserted for a depth of 1–1.5 cun in the direction of the motor/sensory area, followed by rapid twistings for 0.5–1 minute until the appearance of the needling sensation.
www.itmonline.org /arts/newscalp.htm   (10797 words)

 Scalp Extender   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With scalp extension (Figures 6, 7 and 8), based on the first patients not treated previously, the total maximum width of the two excisions performed at the insertion and removal of the extender was an average 9.4 cm, measured at the vertex.
With scalp reduction on a comparable group of patients, four operations and 168 days of treatment were required to remove a width of 9.6 cm of bald scalp under similar conditions and six operations spaced out over a year of treatment to remove a width of 12.5 to 15.5 cm in the best of cases.
In comparison with scalp reduction, with two successive scalp extensions, the number of operations is also cut in half (three instead of six) and treatment reduced by four-fifths to remove a width of 12.5 to 15.5 cm.
www.mxmlab.com /extenders/scalp.htm   (2605 words)

 CIGNA - Ringworm of the Scalp or Beard
For example, tinea capitis is ringworm of the scalp, and tinea barbae is ringworm of the beard.
The skin on your scalp or beard area is scaling, peeling, itchy, red, or has swollen areas and bumps that look like blisters and that have pus.
Ringworm of the scalp or beard is treated with antifungal pills in combination with antifungal shampoo or lotion.
www.cigna.com /healthinfo/hw65465.html   (2625 words)

 Scalp folliculitis. DermNet NZ
Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp.
The scalp should be washed with a mild normal shampoo as often as desired.
This is a rare and severe form of scalp folliculitis sometimes associated with acne conglobata, hidradenitis suppurativa and spinal arthritis (spondyloarthropathy).
www.dermnetnz.org /acne/scalp-folliculitis.html   (390 words)

 Scalp cooling : Cancerbackup   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Scalp cooling is a method of reducing the loss of hair from the head, which occurs during treatment with some chemotherapy drugs.
Some doctors worry about using scalp cooling with treatment that aims to cure the cancer, as they fear that cancer cells may be more likely to survive the chemotherapy than if it were not used.
For scalp cooling to work, your scalp needs to be cold for up to 30–40 minutes before your chemotherapy drugs are given – and for some time afterwards.
www.cancerbackup.org.uk /Resourcessupport/Symptomssideeffects/Hairloss/Scalpcooling   (963 words)

 Scalpicin, Body and Scalp Stress
While anyone can experience occasional scalp itch, research shows that 43 percent of the general population suffers from at least one scalp symptom in the past 12 months, with the most common symptoms being scalp itching, dry scalp, dandruff and scalp flaking—much of it occurring during the winter months.
Scalp itch is quite a common occurrence in both men and women of all ages, especially during the colder months.
As common a problem as scalp itch is, those who are most affected by it are people who suffer from inflammatory skin conditions, such as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis.
www.scalpicin.com /bodystress.shtml   (1914 words)

 Scalp Reductions - NHI
Scalp reductions, a technique to reduce the size of the bald area by essentially "cutting it out" was first described in 1977 by Dr's.
Scalp reductions deplete this supply by simultaneously decreasing both the donor density and scalp laxity; a bad combination when the benefit is merely to reduce the size of a non-critical cosmetic area.
As a result of the scalp reduction, the donor density decreases, so that a larger donor area must now be harvested to yield the same amount of hair, but the larger strip becomes more difficult to remove due to a tighter scalp.
www.newhair.com /treatment/other-scalp-reductions.asp   (886 words)

 Hair Replacement
Scalp reduction: This technique is sometimes referred to as advancement flap surgery because sections of hair-bearing scalp are pulled forward or "advanced" to fill in a bald crown.
After the scalp is injected with a local anesthetic, a segment of bald scalp is removed.
Because strenuous activity increases blood flow to the scalp and may cause your transplants or incisions to bleed, you may be instructed to avoid vigorous exercise and contact sports for at least three weeks.
www.plasticsurgery.org /public_education/procedures/HairReplacement.cfm   (2694 words)

 FAQ Zhu's Scalp Acupuncture
In scalp acupuncture, very short, fine needles are placed on the scalp to achieve the desired therapeutic effects on different parts of the body.
In an article on scalp acupuncture reviewing 110 cases of hemiplegia of 110 cases, 29 were essentially cured, with mobility of limbs recovered.
In a report on pseudobulbar paralysis, in which scalp acupuncture and body acupuncture were combined, the treatment was effective in all 28 cases.
www.scalpacupuncture.org /faq.html   (1170 words)

 Scalp Expansion Surgery for Alopecia Reduction: Medical Hair Restoration Option
The man most likely to benefit from bald scalp excision and hair-bearing scalp advancement is a man (1) who has enough hair at the sides and back of the head to provide adequate coverage after bald scalp excision, and (2) does not have rapidly progressive male-pattern hair loss.
The degree to which scalp tissue can expand in response to under-the-scalp pressure is seen naturally in people who have untreated hydrocephalus or large epithelial tumors of the scalp.
The patient is taken to an operating room for (1) gathering expanded bald scalp into a "pleat" for excision, (2) excising the pleated bald scalp, (3) advancing hair-bearing scalp to cover the areas of excised bald scalp, and (4) suturing the hair-bearing scalp to create a total or near-total correction of hair loss.
www.ishrs.org /surgical/scalp-expansion.htm   (1028 words)

 Hair Loss Treatment Baldness Remedy - Thinning Scalp.com
The problem though is when the hair thins to the degree the scalp becomes fully visible.
In other words external enzymes produced on the scalp must unite with internally produced components in the body to produce this DHT, which is responsible for your thinning hair.
Plus one seldom mentioned fact is that these enzymes produced on the scalp are the result of the synthesis of sunlight upon the skin.
www.thinningscalp.com   (907 words)

 BBC - Health - Ask the doctor - Cancer - scalp cooling   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The scalp is cooled either by wearing a special cap (like a swimming cap) full of gel which has been chilled, or by sitting under a machine a bit like an old-fashioned hairdryer which circulates cold air around the head.
One of the main problems of this technique is the risk that some cancer cells may be in the blood vessels of the scalp and so avoid chemotherapy leading to a recurrence of the cancer.
Scalp cooling isn't suitable when chemotherapy must be circulated through the body for a long period (the scalp must be kept very cool the whole time that the drugs are in the body and some time afterwards) or when very high doses are needed.
www.bbc.co.uk /health/ask_the_doctor/cancerscalpcooling.shtml   (592 words)

 Dandruff and itching scalp - Better Health Channel.
Yellow-red scaling on those areas of the body that are generally affected in extreme disease - along the hairline, behind the hairs, on the eyebrows, on the bridge of the nose, over the sternum (middle of the chest), in the creases between the nose and the lips, and inside the ears.
It is often confined to the scalp, elbows and knees.
Regular washing of the scalp with medicated soaps may be all that is required to relieve itching scalp.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Dandruff_and_itching_scalp?OpenDocument   (932 words)

 Ringworm on Scalp
Scalp ringworm (tinea capitis) is a very common fungal infection among children throughout the world.
Fungal organisms known as dermatophytes cause scalp ringworm by superficially infecting certain types of tissue found in hair, skin, and nails.
Ringworm found on the body differs from scalp ringworm and is caused by a separate organism.
www.emedicinehealth.com /articles/15983-1.asp   (203 words)

 The Hair Transplant Industry is a Disgrace
Then the connective tissue underneath the shaded area (attaching the scalp to the skull) is carefully severed, using a scalpel or a scissors, "releasing" the small area of bald scalp.
A limited amount of bald scalp is removed during typical Scalp Reductions, so 4 to 7 surgeries are may be needed to completely remove a medium size "bald spot" in the crown.
Scalp Lifts remove more scalp tissue, and require more extensive "undermining", but the goal is the same: removing a bald (or balding) area of scalp, then pulling the scalp together and sewing the gap closed.
www.angelfire.com /indie/hairtransplant/scalp.html   (3773 words)

 Archiving Early America
When a savage has taken a scalp, and is not afraid he is be ing pursued, he stops and scrapes the skin to remove the blood and fibres on it.
When prepared, the scalp is fastened to the end of a long stick, and carried on his shoulder in triumph to the village or place where he wants to put it.
The final aspect of scalping that is of interest is that of the large number of persons who actually survived the experience.
www.earlyamerica.com /review/1998/scalping.html   (1927 words)

 Scalp Problems
Dandruff, a shedding of the skin on the scalp that leaves white flakes on the head, neck, and shoulders.
It may be a form of a skin condition called eczema, which causes increased shedding of normal scalp skin cells.
Ringworm, an infection of the outer layer of the scalp and in the hair.
www.peacehealth.org /kbase/topic/symptom/aa84397/overview.htm   (703 words)

Although the scalp acupuncture microsystem can treat most of the same disorders as traditional acupuncture, it is especially effective in treating nervous-system disorders and pain.
Although he emphasizes that scalp acupuncture is not a cure-all panacea, he says most of his SCI patients have accrued significant quality-of-life-enhancing health benefits, even though treatment was usually initiated long after time of acute injury, the most optimal therapeutic window.
Scalp acupuncture represents yet another alternative healing modality, whose underlying philosophy and successful clinical track record does not negate, but rather supplements, conventional medicine’s many important contributions.
www.healingtherapies.info /scalp_acupuncture.htm   (1173 words)

 Scalp psoriasis. DermNet NZ
Scalp psoriasis, even though often adequately camouflaged by the hair, is often a source of social embarrassment due to flaking of the scale and severe 'dandruff'.
Scalp psoriasis may not cause any symptoms at all or may be extremely itchy.
Pityriasis amiantacea is a condition of the scalp characterised by thick, yellow-white scales densely coating the scalp skin and adhering to the scalp hairs as they exit the scalp.
dermnetnz.org /scaly/scalp-psoriasis.html   (774 words)

 Hair and scalp Blend.
Your hair is your crowning glory, but can be the source of major headaches and problems, when your hair and scalp is not working properly and you are left with limp, dead and lifeless hair.
Although we refer to "essential oils" as oils, they are not oily in the normal sense of the word, since they are volatile compounds, and jojoba oil is also not really an oil, but in actual fact a wax ester, and does not have an oily or greasy consistency.
Massage the scalp by firmly placing your fingers on a dry scalp, and moving the scalp around - do not cause friction on the scalp, as this may damage the scalp and hair.
www.essentialoils.co.za /blend-hair-scalp.htm   (961 words)

 Scalp Problems-Check Your Symptoms
See significance of a painful rash on your scalp if you need information to help you answer the questions below.
See significance of hair loss or a scalp problem caused by a medicine if you need information to help you answer the question below.
Do you think that your hair loss or scalp problem may be caused by a medicine?Note: If your answer is "Yes":Call the doctor who prescribed the medicine to determine whether you should stop taking the medicine or take a different one.
www.webmd.com /skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/Scalp-Problems-Check-Your-Symptoms   (1705 words)

 Scalp Psoriasis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Scalp psoriasis is one of the most difficult diseases to treat.
DERMA SMOOTHE/FS® (SCALP OIL) is so effective because the peanut oil vehicle seeps between the crust and scales, softening them until they fall off, allowing the corticosteroid to reach the diseased scalp.
DERMA SMOOTHE/FS® (SCALP OIL) restores moisture to the scalp and returns the skin to a normal condition.
www.hillderm.com /scalp_ps/Scalp_psoriasis.htm   (244 words)

 Buy Scalp Med - Hair Growth Products
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Packed with essential amino acids and other agents, Scalp Med® for Women is formulated especially for women, and has been clinically tested to ensure optimal delivery of growth agents and nutrients to the matrix cells in the bulb of hair to revitalize the follicle, helping to grow hair.
www.scalpmed.com /mens/products.html   (507 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Tinea capitis
Fungal infection - scalp; Infection - fungal - scalp; Tinea of the scalp; Ringworm - scalp
Tinea capitis (also called ringworm of the scalp) is a skin disorder that usually affects only children.
Itching of the scalp may be slight, or may not occur at all.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000878.htm   (561 words)

 National Psoriasis Foundation: Scalp psoriasis
Scalp psoriasis can be very mild, with slight, fine scaling.
Most of the time, people with scalp psoriasis have psoriasis on other parts of their body as well.
Scalp psoriasis scales appear powdery with a silvery sheen, while seborrheic dermatitis scales often appear yellowish and greasy.
www.psoriasis.org /about/psoriasis/scalp   (220 words)

 Scalp Disorders
Shiny oiliness at the base of the hair, clogged follicle openings, dry scalp, blemishes, new hair growing and ingrown hairs are all easily seen with the scalp magnifier.
By knowing the true condition of your scalp and hair we are able to recommend the best course of action for you.
Common scalp disorders such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, seborrhea and psoriasis of the scalp not only present annoying, unsightly hygiene problems, but are also often associated with hair loss.
www.appearancessalon.com /scalp.htm   (323 words)

 SULFACETAMIDE/UREA SCALP LOTION - TOPICAL (Carmol) side effects, medical uses, and drug interactions.
USES: Sulfacetamide topical scalp lotion is used to treat certain skin conditions of the top area of the head (scalp).
Apply this medication to the affected areas of the scalp and surrounding skin usually once or twice daily, or use as directed by your doctor.
Gently rub the lotion into the scalp using your fingertips until the entire affected area is moistened with the lotion.
www.medicinenet.com /sulfacetamide-urea_scalp_lotion-topical/article.htm   (527 words)

 Scalp psoriasis vs. seborrheic dermatitis: What's the difference? - MayoClinic.com
Scalp psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp can be difficult to differentiate.
Both are common conditions that affect the scalp.
However, scalp psoriasis tends to be more resistant than does seborrheic dermatitis to these treatments.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/scalp-psoriasis/AN01177   (421 words)

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