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Doctor insights on: Bad Scalp Picking

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Why does my scalp always smell so bad?

Why does my scalp always smell so bad?

Uncertain: It may require a medical evaluation to make this determination. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

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


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Weird bump on the side of my scalp hurts bad?

Could be a cyst: Sometimes common cysts can get inflamed and painful. However, there are other things that can cause your symptoms. You should have this examined. ...Read more

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Have a bad cut on my scalp as result of falling and hitting my head on a corner

Have a bad cut on my scalp as result of falling and hitting my head on a corner

Hold Pressure: Scalp cuts can bleed a lot since the scalp has a rich blood supply. I suggest hold pressure on it and if the cut is deep and goes through your skin, get yourself to an er or an urgent care for evaluation, cleaning and possibly closing it (sutures, staple or medical glue). Also if you've not had a tetanus shot in the past 5 years, you'll most likely benefit from one. ...Read more

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Why does my infant have such bad flakes and scales off over her scalp? How do I treat this?

Why does my infant have such bad flakes and scales off over her scalp? How do I treat this?

Seborrheic: Dermatitis. This is often present in infants and the best news is that it will get better. Shampoos, such as Nizoral often help remove there scales. Emollients such as Eucerin, cetaphil and aveeno (oatmeal) and others may help to protect the dry porous skin. Keep fingernails covered to prevent scratching. Sometimes steroid creams are used but they can cause thickening of the skin. All the best. ...Read more

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My scalp has been feeling strange, like the feeling of peppermint cooling off. Is it because I've been washing it too much or using bad products? Help

Change in products?: Did you change shampoos, conditioners or other hair care products? Have you recently permed or put extensions in your hair? These are all questions to raise with your doctor. Your doctor can also check your hair and scalp for any other problems. ...Read more

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My scalp tender and itch very bad what can I do for it?

My scalp tender and itch very bad what can I do for it?

Anxiety: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety insomnia, chest pain, palpitations, tender scalp and parasthesia. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it bad to apply baby oil on my scalp or will it suffocate it?

No harm: But why do you want to oil your scalp? You can use a shampoo for dry scalp (dove, etc), followed by conditioner rinse. You can do it daily. Skip the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except as a sleeping pill. ...Read more

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I scratch dead skin off my scalp almost daily, is this really all that bad?

I scratch dead skin off my scalp almost daily, is this really all that bad?

Dead scalp skin: YOU SHOULD SHAMPOO OFTEN.
EVERY DAY IF YOU CAN.
SCALP SCALING IS NOT THAT BAD UNLESS IT ITCHES. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 16 and I'm starting to get really bad psoriasis, its really bad on my scalp and its painfull.?

What to do if I am 16 and I'm starting to get really bad psoriasis, its really bad on my scalp and its painfull.?

Start with doctor: Start with your regular doctor looking at your scalp to see if it's currently infected - if it's really painful as you say, it likely is. Once you do that, then get an appointment made with a dermatologist. You need both short and long term care. They may even want to start some steroids to get things under control, and then an ongoing regimen of topical treatments to keep things that way. ...Read more

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The ingredient Ceteareth 20 is in my hair conditioner, Is it bad to leave this ingredient on my scalp? I heard it's a skin perpetrator.

Penetrator: This is safe as long as there are no toxic contaminants. It is not toxic itself but facilitates absorption of various molecules deeper into skin. If it is a brand from an established company it should be safe. ...Read more

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I have had this weird bad skin odour for 2 months, it's mainly only the t-zone areas on face and a bit on the scalp. Been to doctors twice no help?

I have had this weird bad skin odour for 2 months, it's mainly only the t-zone areas on face and a bit on the scalp. Been to doctors twice no help?

Skin: Skin odor at T zone unlikely to be infected without any obvious rash or raised itchy plaque to suggest tinea. Suggest hibiclense antibacterial soap and neutrogena or ketoconazole shampoo to rule out fungal scalp infection ...Read more

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Are wearing du rags bad for bacterial scalp infections

Are wearing du rags bad for bacterial scalp infections

Not necessarily: You need treatment from your dermatologist to clear this problem. ...Read more

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Pain at the center of my scalp. Hurts really badly! Am I going bald there?

Pain at the center of my scalp. Hurts really badly! Am I going bald there?

Infection: This can represent an infection on the scalp from either bacteria or fungus if there is localized swelling. However if the scalp is clear, this could represent pain from inflammation of an artery or pain form inside the head. If the scalp is normal see md for evaluation and testing. If scalp is inflammed you will need oral medications. ...Read more

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What is the medicine for bad smell of hair scalp?

OTC products: Over the counter shampoos which may help include head & shoulders, nizoral, (ketoconazole) selsun blue or neutrogena t/sal. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for bad smelling hair scalp?

Evaluation needed: You should be evaluated by a physician to see if you have a bacterial or fungal infection in the scalp. Also, conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis can have an odor if severe and left untreated for a while. Prescription shampoos and lotions may be able to help. ...Read more

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Nevus sebaceous on scalp, how to know if it has become bad?

Nevus sebaceous on scalp, how to know if it has become bad?

Biopsy needed: There is rarely a substitute for a pathology review to confirm a diagnosis and to monitor for any changes. This is done by having a biopsy performed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. It is also important to have any previous biopsies or reports available for the current physician to review. ...Read more

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My scalp is itching very bad? Please suggest me any good shampoo?

Itchy scalp: Itching of the scalp can be relieved by some common shampoo preparations that contain active ingredients such as selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithrione. If these products do not improve the situation, following up with a doctor can be insightful. ...Read more

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Is it bad to put body lotion on the scalp if it's dry? Preferably aveeno (oatmeal).

Is it bad to put body lotion on the scalp if it's dry? Preferably aveeno (oatmeal).

Dry scalp: There is not a contraindication to put a gentle lotion as aveeno (oatmeal) on the scalp. However, it may not be cosmetically elegant. There are scalp oils that are more appropriate and that will have more hydrating properties. Try macademian oil, rosemary oil or argan oil formulations. The rosemary oil brand that I like is by weleda. ...Read more

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I am a 29 year old female and my hair is thinning so badly that I can see my scalp. Please help!

I am a 29 year old female and my hair is thinning so badly that I can see my scalp. Please help!

Hair loss. . .: There are many reasons for hair loss, chief among them being stress. Classic hair loss occurs several months after hospitalization, surgery or childbirth. Thyroid disease is also linked to hair loss. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hair-loss/basics/definition/CON-20027666 for more info. Unfortunately you can't change your genetics & Family History nor gender. ...Read more

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E r dr says I have bad case of shingles on scalp when I come by comb blood comes everywhere.?

E r dr says I have bad case of shingles on scalp when I come by comb blood comes everywhere.?

Facts?: Only on 1 side? If not, get a 2nd opinion. Antiviral medications, sometimes in combination with corticosteroids, can reduce the pain and duration of shingles - so see another Dr in any case. Don't get near it w/ comb! Wear a scarf till healed. Wash very gently to avoid breaking scales. See Dr! ...Read more

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Had bad experience at salon after hair coloring. Are store hair dyes safer for your scalp and hair? Tyvm

Hair dyes: Hair dyes with continued use may deteriorate the texture of your hair. In addition, some people may develop an allergic rash or even anaphylactic reaction. ...Read more

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Would it be harmful/bad to place Vaseline on my hair and/or my scalp? Is it ok to put it on your face?

Would it be harmful/bad to place Vaseline on my hair and/or my scalp? Is it ok to put it on your face?

Vaseline not harmful: Vaseline is petrolium jelly and is not harmful for the hair or face. Most consider it a moisturizer, because it traps moisture from escaping from the skin and hair follicle. However- Petroleum Jelly has some dehydrating qualities. So if you are looking for moisturizing, jojoba oil is most similar to natural hair oil (sebum). For the face, oils can clog pores and create breakouts.
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I have small red painful bumps on my scalp along with dry scalp. Would it be bad if I picked it open? How do I home treat?

I have small red painful bumps on my scalp along with dry scalp. Would it be bad if I picked it open? How do I home treat?

Foolish?: I am not sure what your red bumps are but if you pick these they could be come infected and could develop a cellulitis. I would see your doc and have him /her review what is ongoing. If the doc can treat it fine otherwise see a derm doc and have them tell you what it is and how treated appropriately.
foolish if you home treat ...Read more

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I have I dry scalp, it's dermatitis seborrehic, what I can do for solve this problem? Excuse me for my bad english, I'm italian :)

I have I dry scalp, it's dermatitis seborrehic, what I can do for solve this problem? Excuse me for my bad english, I'm italian :)

See Your Doctor: Seborrheic Dermatitis: chronic inflammatory scalp condition. Dryness, flaking, thick scaly patches, itching all occur in varying degrees. Treatment: daily shampooing/longer lathering, dandruff shampoos (Zinc, Selenium Sulfide, tar, sulfur), avoid hairsprays/pomade, Yeast growth may require anti-fungal shampoos, lotions. Visual inspection is needed for correct diagnosis/treatment. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My sister has bad dandruff or a scalp fungus. If she uses my comb or curling irons can I catch it? Dander gets all over where she sits.

My sister has bad dandruff or a scalp fungus. If she uses my comb or curling irons can I catch it? Dander gets all over where she sits.

Fungus is infectious: All private cleansing and grooming are for private use only everything else is risky people who shred should be aware and due their best not expect anybody to tolerate bad manners You should always your after using the toilet and also groom your self when in public If you own a dog or cat hair and smell is expected but when you come to someone bathing and grooming is courtesy ...Read more

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I know hair dyes can be bad for your hair but if you do it which is safer for scalp and hair, store bought or salon. What's your opinion. Ty?

Well: Can't say depends on the specific product each one is different chemicals doesn't matter if it's store-bought or from the beauty. It's not where you buy the chemicals in it that cause the problems ...Read more