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Neck cracks/pops, forehead/scalp tingling, is the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? Brain CTs/MRIs were all normal. Help!

Neck cracks/pops, forehead/scalp tingling, is the result of pinched nerves in neck from bulges at C5-C6 and C6-C7 via neck MRI? Brain CTs/MRIs were all normal. Help!

Tingling: Neck cracking usually emanates from neck ligaments and vertebrae. Pinched nerves in the cervical spine generally cause Sharp, shooting pains in the back of the scalp. Tingling of forehead would be an unusual manifestation. I would be reassured about no significant neurological pathology in your case and would regard the tingling symptoms as more of a nuisance. A neurologist can advise you best. ...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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M/47... Neck cracks when I turn head. Scalp, forehead pain/tingling, CT/MRI's on head/brain normal. All blood work normal. Arthritis? Discs? Help!

M/47... Neck cracks when I turn head.  Scalp, forehead pain/tingling, CT/MRI's on head/brain normal.  All blood work normal.  Arthritis?  Discs? Help!

No more cracking...: The best advice I can give: (1) no more imaging tests (unless new symptoms or the symptoms get DRAMATICALLY worse- CT & MRI invariably show nothing in this situation) & (2) Do NOT intentionally crack your neck- by yourself or by chiropracty. More cracking means you are more likely to develop debilitating spondylitis in old age. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss how to avoid irritating occipital nerve ...Read more

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I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. I've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp & ears. I've also been having issues with dry, flaky, peeling, itchy, irritated, sometimes red and burning skin in butt crack.

Seb derm areas: Seborrheic dermatitis can affect the scalp, face, chest, back, underarms, groin and lower abdomen, and the fold between the buttocks. Psoriasis can do the same thing. In mild cases of both treatments are similar. Care must be taken not to use steroid creams in body folds for prolonged periods of time as they can thin the skin and cause other damage. ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling. Ear pain. CT and MRI on head normal. Neck cracks when I turn my head. Help!

Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling.  Ear pain.  CT and MRI on head normal.  Neck cracks when I turn my head.  Help!

? Pinched nerve : In your neck area, may not show on imaging studies, rest your neck, non-steroidals as ibuprofen, unless contraindicated, and physical therapy guided by your treating doctor, may take few weeks to recover, the follow up and conservative therapy will work, if no improvement otherwise, you may need to see a spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon, good luck ...Read more

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My back cracks a lot. Is this okay?

My back cracks a lot. Is this okay?

Ok: This is ok and you are doing your own spinal manipulation like cracking your knuckles. You are most likely "cracking" your facet joints which stretches their joint coverings or capsules which causes a reflex relaxation of the surrounding back muscles giving you relief. There is no harm in you doing this. ...Read more

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My scalp feels loose. What is this?

My scalp feels loose. What is this?

LOOSE SCALP: Maybe. Some persons have loose scalp without problems. ...Read more

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My back cracks but it doesn't hurt?

My back cracks but it doesn't hurt?

Back cracks: Back crack itself is a normal. However, people with osteoporosis or prolonged sitting in one position or those lack of exercise might have more tendency of back cracks without pain at beginning. You need take vitamin d and calcium, participate muscle strength exercise to prevent pain occur. ...Read more

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Is regaine foam less irritating to scalp?

No: All minoxidil-based products have a possible side effect of scalp irritation. It is usually not the foam or liquid vehicle, but the Minoxidil itself that causes the irritation. ...Read more

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Feels like something crawling in my scalp?

Feels like something crawling in my scalp?

Lice?: You could have lice. Get a lice comb and have someone help you to examine for lice eggs and the lice themselves. A dry scalp can also cause itching that can give sensation of something crawling. Have someone help you look! ...Read more

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My question is what causes pain in the scalp?

Scalp Pain: See: http://www.livestrong.com/article/155049-what-are-the-causes-of-a-sensitive-painful-scalp/

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Botflys on scalp how wud I know if I had them?

Have scalp examined : Botflys are found in central & s. America, so if you haven't traveled there, don't worry. If you have been there and you develop a bump under your skin that continues to get bigger, then there might be a botfly larva growing in your scalp. Have your doctor look at it under magnification to see if there is a pore. If you put vaseline over the pore it may suffocate the larva and it may come out! ...Read more

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I have thickening under my scalp what would it be.

Skull?: Kidding! But more info would help. Painful? Color change in area? After injury/local trauma? Location on scalp? Anywhere else? Travel or exposures? Sounds like time to see dermatology. ...Read more

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What causes flaky scalp?

Flaky scalp : It could be dandruff or psoriasis. You can try over the counter shampoos like nizoral and if that doesn't help please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a dry scalp?

Various causes: Dry scalp, like dry skin may or may not be an inherited tendency that can be aggravated by skin care products or habits. Shampoos particularly dandruff shampoos like most soaps tend to be drying. Washing or bathing in warm to hot water may also cause dry scalp. Living in a dry climate may also aggravate dry skin tendencies. Seborrhea may cause scaly scalp that resembles dry scalp. ...Read more

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What cause cracked heels?

What cause cracked heels?

Cracked Heels: Cracked heels can be caused by fungus or an array of skin disorders, but it is usually caused by excessively dry skin. It is more common in the winter months, and can be quite painful. For deep cracks that move with every step, I tell my patients to use superglue to seal the cut. Then use either urea cream or ammonium lactate to soften and moisturize the skin. ...Read more

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I have a fungus in. My scalp?

I have a fungus in. My scalp?

Ok: Fungus in the scalp/hair is hard to treat. If not treated, it can often cause bald patches, etc. See a dr. And get treated. Sometimes medications may be needed by mouth to treat it most effectively. ...Read more

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Why could my scalp be itchy?

Why could my scalp be itchy?

Lots of options: May be seborrheic dermatitis a form of inflammatory dandruff, psoriasis, dry skin.
See your dermatologist for a proper examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes my neck to crack?

What causes my neck to crack?

Crackling neck: This is common and may be normal response to moving the neck and forcing air to make a noise much like popping your knuckles or it can be a sign of degenerative arthritis where the bones (vertebrae) in the neck are rubbing against each other. Consult with a physician and xrays would be helpful if you are concerned and/or have pain. ...Read more

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What causes scabs on the scalp?

What causes scabs on the scalp?

Healing: Any injury to the scalp will eventually try to heal. Dried blood, mixed with died cells form a layer on the wound surface known as scab. Beneath it a new skin is formed and the scab will eventually fall off the normal skin. It works as a shied, basically. ...Read more

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I have breakouts on my scalp, why?

Infection: This can be folliculitis which is infection of hair follicles. Treatment is oral antibiotics with culture to determine which antibiotic is best to decrease the bacteria. This has a high recurrence rate and vitamin c, antibacterial soap mixed with the shampoo can be helpful in reducing recurrences. ...Read more

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What is subepithlial stroma of scalp?

What is subepithlial stroma of scalp?

Histology: Description of an area of the scalp. Histology is the study of the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues of plants and animals. The scalp is the skin and subcutaneous tissue that covers the neocranium(the head). Stroma is a description supportive tissue consisting of connective tissues and blood vessels on the scalp. Subepithelial situated or occuring beneath the epithelial layer subcutaneous ...Read more

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What sort of abused substance is crack?

What sort of abused substance is crack?

Cocaine: Crack is a highly purified form of Cocaine that is so pure that it gives the user a greater high than just cocaine. It is called crack from the sound it makes when dissolving in heat. ...Read more

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I have a crack tougue what should I do?

I have a crack tougue what should I do?

Oral care: Take vitamins with zinc supplement. Avoid smoking, and brush your tongue daily with a soft tooth brush. Sometimes the fissure can become a good host for yeast infections, and anti candida medication may be useful. ...Read more

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Wat is it when u crack ur ankles constantly?

Wat is it when u crack ur ankles constantly?

Cracking - need inf: Cracking can suggest movement of tissues. This can be bone slipping, tendons sliding or some other movement. Which side of the ankle? Is it both ankles or one ankle? Is there swelling also? Is the ankle collapsing? Is there pain when this happens? Can you feel anything when thsi happens? Can it be either active or passive motion? We will need more information. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as impetigo of the scalp?

Is there such thing as impetigo of the scalp?

Impetigo: Impetigo is a skin infection usually caused by a bacteria and yes it can involve the scalp or any other area of the body. ...Read more

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I have scabs on my scalp — what could this be?

I have scabs on my scalp — what could this be?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more