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The pictures below contain links to information about the conditions that can affect the scalp in adults. Hair loss is a concern mostly for men, but it can affect women as well. Alopecia areata is a condition that is caused by a person's immune system attacking his or her own hair follicles, causing hair loss. Women are also susceptible to female pattern balding, but it typically takes place after menopause and is not as severe, typically, as it is in men. Seborrheic dermatitis, commonly known as dandruff, is very common, and it is due to excess skin cells that shed from the scalp. Sometimes, cysts grow from the scalp that contain skin debris, which are called pilar cysts. These cysts may need to be removed if they become infected or unsightly. Below find these and other conditions that can affect the scalp.
Though an abscess is typically a deep infection, pus coming to the surface may be seen.
This image displays seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp (dandruff).
Staphylococcal folliculitis is found on the scalp and cheek.
Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata)
This image displays a patient with alopecia areata that has had some spontaneous regrowth, covering many of the…
This image displays a hard, skin-colored cyst on the scalp.
Psoriasis may involve large areas of scaling, such as on the neck and scalp.
Pyogenic granulomas can occur quickly on almost any part of the body. They are typically red to deep red and bleed…
A waxy, tan-colored, "stuck-on-appearing" lesion is characteristic of a seborrheic keratosis.