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At a Glance: Scalp Sores

They can be unsightly, uncomfortable and even painful. Fortunately, scalp sores are typically treatable, although a doctor's expertise may be needed.


Two Words to Make You Consider Homeschooling: Super Lice

Recent findings showed that nearly all U.S.-based lice were drug-resistant. Should we panic, yet? See more »

At a Glance: Scalp Fungus

Scalp fungus can be unpleasant and difficult to treat. But there are things you can do at home to speed up the recovery process. See more »

At a Glance: Face Steaming

Usually when you sweat, it's anything but luxurious. But if it's a steam treatment that's bringing on the perspiration, all of that glistening can be part of a healthful, relaxing beauty therapy. See more »

At a Glance: Scalp Sores

They can be unsightly, uncomfortable and even painful. Fortunately, scalp sores are typically treatable, although a doctor's expertise may be needed. See more »

Dandruff: Fast Facts

Get fast facts on dandruff, and learn about treating a sensitive scalp and how shampoos can help treat and prevent dandruff. See more »

Can hair extensions damage my scalp?

Men and women alike have been using wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions for millennia. People have a wealth of hair styling options at their disposal, but will these choices leave them bald? See more »

How Trichotillomania Works

You've probably heard frustrated, angry people exclaim that they're going to tear their hair out. But for people with trichotillomania, that's more than just an idiom. See more »

What is trichodynia?

Many women invest in their hair with regular salon appointments and enough product to fill the Grand Canyon. It's quite a shock to the system when a woman begins to lose her hair. It can definitely hurt your pride, but can it physically hurt as well? See more »

How do you treat ringworm of the scalp?

Children are most likely to contract ringworm of the scalp, but anyone can develop this common skin condition. How can you treat it? See more »

Can coloring my hair damage my scalp?

You may wonder how you'd look as a redhead or a platinum blonde, but could making that change be risky? Can the chemicals in hair dye damage your scalp? See more »