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Burning Scalp With Bumps
I shaved my head with clippers a few days ago and my scalp is burning and itching. I have razor bumps and burn on my scalp. How do I fix this?
Scalp rash: It could be irritation by the clippers themselves which would be more of an allergic rash or it could be an infection. I cannot exclude a fungal infection as well. I would see your Doctor for an evaluation to decide on the appropriate medication and treatment for your problem. Have a swell day. ...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
Tonight my scalp suddenly became oily, itchy, burning, flakes, and red bumps. It happened very fast but nothing was near my hair today. Any ideas?
Look at history: You may have symptoms of burning itching, flakes, oily, red bumps today, but it may have been as a result of something that you've been using on your scalp recently. So a good history of the products you have used on your scalp for conditioning, shampoo, coloring, oil treatments can cause a dermatitis to show up. Best to have your doctor examine it, and recommend treatment. ...Read more
My scalp randomly started burning. Red bumps appeared in the area. It's extremely tender. Now I have a headache, w/numbness in the area of the bumps.
You may have SHINGLES!!!
You need a diagnosis ASAP since there is effective antiviral treatment when you TREAT EARLY!
Call your Primary Care Provider and arrange to be seen as early as practicable!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Pimple like bumps on scalp. Not responding to dandruff or tar shampoo or salicylic acid. No flaking or burning. Occasionally itches, but never severe.
Many possibilities: Unfortunately they could be many things. Having somebody look at it in person would be the best. There are possibilities such as lice and ranging two small infections. ...Read more
Itchy/burning sensation in skin followed by welts, little bumps or redness since april, especially at scalp and inside ears, help anyone, what's wrong?
Need evaluation: May need o see a Dermatologist or Allergist for further testing and management ...Read more
Constant scalp irritation for three years. Bumps and redness. Dryness on scalp and under eyes. Burning eyelids and hair loss. Face always feels oily?
See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check you. ...Read more
Paresthesia refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or
numbness, skin crawling, or itching. The appropriate treatment for paresthesia depends on accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause. ...Read more
Several things: It's difficult to give you more accurate advice without sering your scalp, but this could he several things from a herpes zoster infection, to seborrheic dermatitis to fungus and even psoriasis. Ideally you should see a doctor to better characterize the problem and create an appropriate treatment plan. Best of luck. ...Read more
Cysts/acne necrotica: It's difficult to tell you exactly what this is without examining you, but if what you have are marble size or larger moveable knots in the deeper subcutaneous tissue, I favor pilar cysts. The only treatment for these is surgical excision. On the other hand, if it's small pimples in the hair follicles I favor a rash like condition such as acne necrotica or lichen planopilaris. See a Dermatlogist! ...Read more
Injury?: Have you had any recent injury or muscle spasms in your neck? Sometimes severe pain in the scalp can be from pinched nerves in the scalp or neck. It could also be the beginning of shingles (rash not appeared yet) This type of pain is often shooting pain and may feel like electric shocks, burning or throbbing. I would get checked by a doctor for evaluation and treatment ...Read more
My wife has a large hard bump on chest, it has a burning sensation to it. What could this be from?
Chest bump: Several possibilities. Need to be looked at by your family doc. For accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a bump on my scalp. It itches and it hurts when I touch it. Why do I have a bump on my scalp?
Bump on scalp: There are a lot of potential causes for a bump on your scalp that itches and hurts when you touch it. You should see your doctor to have it evaluated. It can't be diagnosed without proper examination. ...Read more
I have. Read hard bumps. On my elbow. When I hit them on something. It's a burning feeling. What is it?
Colorless bump on back of pinky that itched/burned at first, but then stops itching/burning while the bump is still there?
I have a small bump on my scalp that will not go away. It has changed positions over time. It is hard and sometimes there is pus.
Tiny pea size bump on scalp. No pain, I can press on it and it flattens and goes away but comes back minutes later. What could it be?
Could be sebascious: Cyst! Stop pressing on it. If it gets larger see pcp g; get it removed. ...Read more
Bump on back of scalp. Not painful to touch it's hard&non movable. Havn't felt sick or taken any meds or hurt the area. Grown slightly larger?
Bumps and lumps on the skin can be anything from benign cysts to malignant tumors. This is something that should be looked at and diagnosed by your doctor and a biopsy/excision should be performed if necessary.
dont worry, this is most probably a cyst but be responsible about your health and get this taken care of. ...Read more
I've noticed I get 2-3 small bumps on scalp occasionally which itch a little, on touching them, I get small flakes stuck along the shaft. Any idea?
I have a small smooth but hard bump on my scalp that won't go away. Never had b4. when I try to pop it just bleeds. No pus at all. Shud I be scared?
C/w scar tissue or: Possibly a persistent sebaceous cyst with significant scar tissue around it which your efforts are not emptying, just adding to trauma & more scar tissue. Best leave alone in hopes scar tissue will decrease some over time or have excised by someone with good plastic surgery seamstress skills to reclose with minimal new scar tissue induction. ...Read more
I have several white crusty hard bumps on my scalp I can pick them off and it just looks like skin they will hurt and grow back by the next day or so.
Seborrheic Dermatiti: Seborrhea dermatitis is often associated with redness, scaling, and crusting. Seborrhea also can affect other parts of the body, including the face, chest and upper back. Treatment options include application of selenium sulfide, pyrithione zinc or ketoconazole-containing shampoos, topical ketoconazole cream or terbinafine solution, topical sodium sulfacetamide and topical corticosteroids. ...Read more
I have random bumps that appear on my scalp and the back of my neck. They all will either randomly grow or shrink to a small size and then grow again?
Time to see doc: See the doctor and get examined. Then you can get a diagnose and treatment. So for this one it is best to be seen by the doctor ...Read more