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Ridges and dents on the crown of the head, dry skin on feet - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   I have a question about my skull
User :   hi
User :   Hi doctor
User :   Hi
User :   Dr.
User :   Can I ask a few questions about my skull and scalp?
User :   Yes please continue
User :   Recently I have noticed that there is are small ridges and dents on top of my head
User :   the crown area
User :   ok
User :   Is it normal for your skull to have those ridges and dents?
User :   it's not like I'm suffering from alopecia or anything
User :   How big are the ridges and dents ?
User :   not big
User :   tiny
User :   Where are hey located ?
User :   the crown of my head
User :   others probably won't notice unless they touch it
User :   could this be the suture or fossa?
User :   or just natural bumps
User :   they are natural ridges due to blood vessels
User :   oh i see
User :   and its normal for one to feel
User :   howcome I only feel it on the top of my head though?
User :   there the scalp skin thickness is less so,
User :   oh~
User :   does the thickness of your scalp change?
User :   its a constant but will be different in different areas of the head
User :   but the level of your epidermis and scalp are the same right?
User :   I mean it does not grow upwards or anything
User :   isn't it?
User :   yes, the thickness is determined by the subcutaneous tissue which comprises of fat
User :   oh i see
User :   I heard that a few people have lipedematous scalp or something like that
User :   the tissue growing really large and stuff
User :   but even in that case your scalp will stay at the same level?
User :   yes,
User :   general body obesity can also lead to such a presentation
User :   I see
User :   i mean thick scalp
User :   I'm just worried a lot
User :   I hope my scalp stays healthy
User :   yes, i can assure you that , the ridges you feel are completely normal
User :   oh i see! Thank you so much doctor~
User :   you've been a big help!
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   Hi, Are u back ?
User :   are you the same doctor?
User :   yes
User :   how many more minutes do I have left?
Doctor :   Hi this is Dr
Doctor :   you may have anouther 5- 7 min left
User :   i see
User :   I just have some questions about dead skin cells
Doctor :   ok
User :   under my foot
Doctor :   you have about 2.5 min left
User :   alright
Doctor :   how long have u had this issue
User :   do you know how thick they are?
User :   dead skin cells as in those yellowish dust
User :   that everybody has
Doctor :   this could be due to dessication
Doctor :   or due to accumulation of dead cells
User :   are they thick?
Doctor :   yes they are
User :   how many mm?
Doctor :   accumulation of keratinous dead cells can appear that way
Doctor :   the thickness varies from 4 mm to 10 mm
User :   which one?
User :   your skin
Doctor :   I hope you have followed my advice
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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