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Have a sore on my scalp that will not go away

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Both possible: These may simply be a cystic form of acne, or alternatively it may be folliculitis which is an inflammation in the hair follicles. See your dermatolog ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
From picking/cancer?: Could b from a picking habit or may b a precancerous lesion from sun exposure. Get in 2 c a dermatologist & have it evaluated.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
First remove stuff: washing out the remainder gradually. then... dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. INfection, second degree burns, etc need ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Boils: That are found on the scalp are annoying and are caused by an infection that occurs in the hair follicles. The best way to get rid of boils is an ant ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
Dr. Craig Lum answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Neck lump: The two are probably not related. The fact the neck lump is causing you discomfort makes it a good reason to have it checked out.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Below: The swollen lymph gland is secondary to the infection. But the dizziness and lightheadedness is not. If this continues then you will need to see you ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Possible: But very unlikely. Odds are you are already carrying this virus. If you kiss him when he has no cold sore you might get it anyway. The virus is presen ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Scalp/skin disorder : Perhaps a scalp disorder such as dandruff or psoriasis ..have a dermatologist examine it..if it's not the scalp itself then it's likely a headache
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Need more informatio: There are many possibilities. You say you have high blood pressure. How high? This could be one cause. Did you have any trauma? Need a better histor ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Greenberg
26 years experience Dermatology
Psoriasis or Boils: You could have acne, psoriaisis, seborrheic dermatitis, or a boil. You may need antibiotics or topical steroids.

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