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Crusting Of The Eyelashes
2yo w/1or2 pieces of yellow crust on eyelashes upon waking, appears redder/sometimes watery but not actively oozing or itchy. Infection or due to cold?
Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
My right eye has white dryness forming above and below it and every morning there is crusting at the root of the eyelashes. But otherwise feels fine.?
Lower eyelash line itches constantly and hurts to the touch. It is mostly around the far corner of my eyelash line. I have only had crust on it once?
Blepharitis: Your symptoms seem compatible with an eyelid condition called Blepharitis. Two forms of this exist: anterior & posterior. Both tend to respond well to moderately warm compresses for 10' 1-2 times daily, followed by eyelid cleansing with baby shampoo & gentle massage. YouTube videos exist on how to perform this. Occasionally, more aggressive treatment is needed that can be offered by an Eye MD. ...Read more
Blepharitis: The crusting could be a type of inflammation called "blepharitis" or it could be an eye infection. The lashes may be falling out because of the blepharitis, or it may be a sign of an underactive thyroid. You would need to have an eye physician check your crusting eyelids, and you might need a simple blood test to check your thyroid. ...Read more
4 mo old baby wakes up with green crusty d/c in eyelashes. Scleras are clear. Conjunctivitis maybe? Possible dx?
My son is 17 months and either right before he gets sick or right as the illness goes away he develops these bumps on his head. They ooze and become crusty. They become fairly large. A lot of the time they pop up right next to each other. Usually there wi
Crusty Bumps...: In a toddler with crusty oozy bumps we always think of impetigo, a skin infection from staph or strep bacteria. Does he get fever? Are these recurring? Anyone with resistant staph in the family? Any recent antibiotic use? Photos, more detailed history in a prime visit might steer you in the right direction. ...Read more
My 1 year old has a few crusty pusty bumps in his head in diffrent areas. What is this call and do I do?
My 1 year old has a few crusty pusty bumps in his head in diffrent areas. What is this call and what do I do?
Get child examined: Have the child's pediatrician look at it. It is impossible to be specific without being able to exam the area. ...Read more
Water heater rusted out, caused terrible dandruff & crusty sores on head. Month after new heater, still not getting better. What do I do?
See doc: You will need to see a local doc to discuss it with him. Not sure whether it is all heater related or not, but it's important for you to be seen. ...Read more
On the bottom right in my hair I have loads of crusty yellow stuff in my head, when I pick it off puss comes off and it's quite painful. What is this?
Impetigo: A superficial infection of the skin. You should consult a physician for antibiotics as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Cradle cap: It sounds like your baby may have cradle cap (seborrheic dermatitis). Yellow crusting could also be an infection. You may want your pediatrician to take a look and advise a treatment plan as the two plans would be pretty different. You could start with some oil and a fine comb to see if the crust comes off easily and the smell disappears. If it does problem solved. ...Read more
I have dark brown areas on my head and tummy. Sometime they get crusty. Never itchy. Do you know what causes this and how to cure it?
Unknown: From your description it is unclear. You neglected to mention how dark your complexion is. If you are scratching these areas a lot, this could cause darkening. This could also be a form of eczema. I would not try to lighten then per se but there are lighteners available See a derm doctor before trying to do this on your own. ...Read more
Hi I have a really bad sunburn on my fore head and it is now oozing on its own with a clear fluid and crusting over a yellow color. Is this bad?
My partner has this bump on his penis that comes and goes and when it comes it on the same spot and its hard & crusty & on the head of the penis?
Small pustules all over the head. When form crusts and are scratched away, have a hair in the middle. Used polytar (coal tar) and oral contamycin. No benefit?
White crusty scab on the right side of the head of the penis should I be worried? Or is bad hygine
Both?: If you are not keeping clean, then hygiene could delay healing. More suspcious for an std or related genito-urinary infection. It should be evaluated by a dr. Many health dept's have free / low-cost "std clinics" set up which can do exam and testing discretely. ...Read more
I have sever headaches one side of my head is larger from swellingmy scalp started oosing a sticky substance then crusted over and then hair fell out?
Scalp problems: Typically acquired asymmetry of the head after the age of about 8 years, indicates either a neoplasm or bone disease of the skull. But symptoms you describe are more suggestive of scalp involvement (in or below the epidermis (superficial skin tissue). Hair loss and oozing would not likely occur from pure bony involvement. See dermatologist. ...Read more
Penis head & foreskin has dried up and become sort of crusty, the foreskin itself feels loose and not as tight to the head as usual, there is no pain?
Possible infection: Must be seen and examined in order to prescribe medication. Please make an appointment with your PC for an exam. ...Read more
Is there such thing as a super cold? I cough all night, my head hurts and now my eyes are affected-very watery and crusted over in the morning.
Most probably you have conjunctivits, which is a viral infection affecting your eyes.
Having a cold or flu means your body has a virus and your eyes can get it, too.
In mild cases it will run its course and no medication is needed. Try artifical tears over the counter and cool compresses to make the symptoms less bothersome.
Severe cases might need treatment of an antibiotic or anti-inflammatory. ...Read more
Can I use salsyn blue even though my head is sore from all the scratching. Hair is braided with extentions n smells with chunky brown crust from scalp?
Remove: Remove the extensions. Delaunay blue or any other good shampoo and let scalp rest should clear the problem. ...Read more
Unhealthy looking penis? I'm a circumsised virgin My penis is very dry and it has white little crust on the bottom of the head that never goes Last time it was cut I masterbate 1x a week I try to use lotion to moisturize it but it still won't work
Can a zit on the corner or your mouth crust over when it's healing? It had a white head and popped so I assume its not herpes but I am still worried.
Last week I felt like things were crawling on me. I had spots in my head chills swelled ankles crusty feeling in my ears and nose crusty ears and nose?
Wow!: That must have been very uncomfortable. Were you on any medications then that you are no longer on? It sounds like your symptoms may be resolved now. If not, please resubmit question with an update. It sounds like a medication side effect to me, other than the crusting, which I didn't understand what you meant there. ...Read more
3 painful bumps on my pernium. Not blisters, oozing, or cauliflower like, not crusting or scabbing, or forming a head, burns during urination?
Cellulitis: Painful bumps indicate inflammation, most likely infectious from skin bacteria. Put some Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment on them and take ibuprofen for a couple of days. You should also disk these with Epson salt. If no improvement in 2 days, see your doctor for a quick exam and assessment. You may need a course of antibiotic to treat. ...Read more
I just noticed an ache in the right side, back of my head and a bump. My right ear behind is crusty and scabbed, bump hurts when touched. Infection?
I cough up mucus during the day and that's it and at night and in the morning my head hurts my nose is all stopped up and dry and my eyes are crusted?
Red penny size skin area, pimple in middle, no boil, on thigh, day 2, clinic removed crust where head was, said little infection but not mrsa, sound ok?
Probably ok: Hopefully the clinic took a wound culture and placed you on antibiotics. You should follow up in a few days if it does not improve. ...Read more
Skin bacteria what are the skin conditions to be worried about most with people with poor hygiene? My fiancee has methicillin, and poor hygiene. I recently developed a sore on the top of my head that oozed and crusted. I am I panic mode!
As, you know, I provided previous responses about mrsa. This is just a short list of contagious skin problems: scabies, methicillian- resistant staphylococcus aureus or mrsa'
impetigo, lice, ringworm, (tinea) like athlete's foot or jock itch, chicken pox, etc, etc. Hand washing hygiene is especially important. ...Read more