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African American Intense Dry Itchy Scalp Bumps
IM AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN WITH A ITCHY SCALP I GREASE 3x a week &still itch what to use to stop itch what product should I use to & to stay away from?
Itchy Scalp: You most likely have a condition called Seborrheic Dermatitis. Grease 3X/week will not help this condition. You can try T-Gel shampoo 2-4 times a week and Clobetasol Solution which is a prescription cortisone twice a day for two weeks, rest one week then repeat. You should see improvement within two to four weeks. ...Read more
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
I'm african american woman experiencing an itchy scalp plus everytime I comb it itch even more what cause this and what to use to relieve itch?
See a doctor: You should see a doctor. Tinea capitis, ringworm on the scalp, can cause these symptoms and requires a Rx medication. You need to be examined to determine what's going on and the best course of treatment. A dandruff shampoo for dry scalp would not help if this is tinea capitis. ...Read more
Im a 26 yr old African American woman. I have a 8 yr old son that sleeps in my bed and his. We have been really itchy lately and getting bumps that get really swollen but let out no puss. I have searched for bed bugs because some of my symptoms point to t
Why do I have an itchy scalp that has a pimple like bumps on my scalp each time i'm about to start my menstration?
Difficult to say: These are very nonspecific symptoms and could be allergic, inflammatory, auto-immune, etc. It would be best to get an examination from your internist or dermatologist to establish a diagnosis and treatment olan ...Read more
Applied coconut oil to scalp&hair overnight&covered head withAshirt. Woke up with an itchy scalp especially in the center& it stings!Also small bumps!
URNowOfficialCoconut: Go wash-out your scalp and hair gently with shampoo then tap dry it with a towel.Go get some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the local drug store and take two capsules every six hours for a few days and see how it goes (it may make you drowsy)If not getting better, or getting worse, get a doctor to look at it ASAP. Check to see if there are any other ingredients in the coconut oil; that may be a clue to what's wrong. ...Read more
Painful bump behind the ear pain spreads across head when touched and gets worse over time accompanied by headaches and itchy scalp. Scalp feels bumpy?
Painful bump: The painful bump may a lymph node that may be infected ...Read more
I have had an itchy scalp for a month. More around the nape of head. No lice. I also have small red bumps that are tender to touch. What could or be?
I've recently been diagnosed with DCIS of the breast. I now have a very itchy scalp with a raised bump under the skin behind the ear. Related?
Not likely: The two conditions are unrelated. Wish you good health! ...Read more
Small bump inside skin forehead left side. tingling left side face, eye hurts, slight pressure on forehead, itchy scalp left side, swelling left brow?
EyeThinkYouNeedADoc: Putting that all together, except the itchy scalp, I'd suggest you get yourself checked for inflammation of a small artery on that side (near the temple). That could be signalling a deeper problem that could affect your eyesight (your eye is already hurting, right?). I may be wrong and I hope I am. But get to your doctor tomorrow for an exam and maybe a blood test or two. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more
Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) ...Read more
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