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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
I'm 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
I think I'm allergic to hair dye, when I get it dyed I get an extremely itchy scalp and fluid filled bumps. What can I do to help the problem?
Adverse reaction: Hello. I am not sure if this is the response you want. But, have you considered stopping the use of hair dyes? If not, discuss with your beautician to try a different product line. ...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 an itchy scalp and two small bumps at the bottom of my head on either side. Could this be allergy related since it is fall? I have been sweating a lot as well due to increase in exercise. Skin on body itches as well.
Like an infected scalp and the "lumps" may be enlarged lymph glands which drain the scalp!
A "hands on" exam is indicated and an anti-dandruff
shampoo with a course of oral antibiotics may be indicated!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...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?
Itchy scalp (esp near ear and neck), dandruff if I don't take head bath every alternate day, and small itchy bumps on scalp near ear and neck under the hair which sometimes turn into pimple and burst open. What could be the reason.
Scalp Dermatitis: You may have seborrheic dermatitis, aggravated by applying grease, pomades, or other occlusive agents. Using a shampoo that has tar for five minutes at least every five days should control it. If the condition persists, consult with a dermatologist. Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition. ...Read more
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?
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
I have extreme dry skin and im african american but this is not normal its scaly and my skin breaks itchy and burning like rash. What could be this be?
Hello I am African American and I have a rash on my arms that is itchy and I also have some blotchy discoloration can you please tell me what it is?
African american male with black spots all over body very itchy been there for months worst on legs. What is it can I get it. They get puffy at time?
Without seeing it: It is hard to say. May just be dry skin causing itchiness. Puffiness as a result of constant scratching. You can take a histamine eg allegra, claritin, zyrtec, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc for the itch but you may need prescription for topical steroids from your physician. Otc ones may not be strong enough, but you can certainly try. ...Read more
I have small circular dry patches on my legs. Can thid be psoriasis, as I have it on my scalp and face too. But these start as small itchy bumps.?
See below: Head & shoulders, selsun blue, t gel etc. For shampoos and moisturizing oils massaged into the scalp may help. ...Read more
I'm suffering from a dry itchy scalp. Is it ok to wash my hair everyday with head and shoulders, or should I avoid overwashing?
No: Don't wash every day. Just wash 2-3 times a week and use head and shoulders 1-2 times a week. Use a quality shampoo and conditioner too. ...Read more
My dad has very dry and itchy scalp problem. This causes lot of dandruff. He has tried a lot of things but has never got good results. Need solution.
Approx 3mm size node on back of neck. Have had for years but seem to feel it better would a dry, itchy scalp cause or is that just a normal size nod?
Cyst: Epidermoid cysts are small bumps that develop beneath the skin on your face, neck, trunk and sometimes your genital area. Slow-growing and often painless, they rarely cause problems or need treatment unless they continue to grow. ...Read more
Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) baby moisture cream on my dry, itchy scalp? My scalp is dry from using dr. Bronners soap.
Dry Scalp: You can use aveno cream on your scalp. A good conditioner would also be helpful such as avlon keracare dry ; itchy scalp conditioner. ...Read more
I've been getting dry itchy scalp and chunks of brown crusty stuff that gets stuck to my scalp and hair. I have exzema. And it smells bad
Infection: Eczema patients are prone to staphylococcal infections. The presence of the smell and appearance of the brown crust strongly suggests the pathogenic bacterium staphylococcus aureus. Consult with your physician for the evaluation including skin culture, and appropriate treatment of the eczema and the infection. ...Read more
Dry scalp: If your scalp is dry and itchy it is always possible that your shampoo is the cause. Some of the components in all shampoos can cause an allergic or irritant contact dermatitis. Topical steroids can help with the itch and any inflammation but treating the cause is the critical thing to do. ...Read more