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I have extremely itchy, inflammed and crusty scalp which has moved to my forehead, ears and neck my dr prescribed nizerol but it's not working help!

I have extremely itchy, inflammed and crusty scalp which has moved to my forehead, ears and neck my dr prescribed nizerol but it's not working help!

Seborrhea: It could be seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. Your dr. Have you a rx that is an antifungal which may help in cases of seborrhea. You should visit a dermatologist who may feel more comfortable and has experience diagnosing and treating skin problems. ...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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Crusty bumps on scalp; what are they? I'm an 87 year- old man, been sick; when i cut my hair, there seems to be a crust on the scalp.

Crusty bumps on scalp; what are they? I'm an 87 year- old man, been sick; when i cut my hair, there seems to be a crust on the scalp.

Scabs on scalp: These may be scabs, clusters of dried blood leaking from small wounds on the scalp, or they may be scales, thick chunks of dead skin like dandruff. Try using medicated shampoos, like head and shoulders, selsun blue and t gel, and wash his hair, for ten minutes a time, every day, alternating shampoos. Then rub a small amount of Hydrocortisone lotion into his scalp. If not better, see a skin doc. ...Read more

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What's the best shampoo for getting rid of crusty bump on scalp?

What's the best shampoo for getting rid of crusty bump on scalp?

Maybe none: A chronic skin issue on the scalp needs to be evaluated. It could be caused by several issues including psoriasis. ...Read more

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What can I do for dry crusty patches in the scalp?

What can I do for dry crusty patches in the scalp?

Coal tar shampoo: Shampoos containing coal tar preparations are helpful for patchy scalp areas. ...Read more

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What is this crusty lump on my scalp and why is it hurting?

What is this crusty lump on my scalp and why is it hurting?

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

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I have small crusty bumps on my scalp. i can pick them off by scrapping with finger or comb. What could it be?

I have small crusty bumps on my scalp. i can pick them off by scrapping with finger or  comb. What could it be?

You can: Usually seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can get 3% salicylic acid (T-Sal, others) shampoo. Apply a few drops of water to the crusts, then a drop of shampoo. Get in shower a few hours later and wash out. Tar shampoo is favored by many but smells of tar. ...Read more

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I have a small white crusty flaky hard bump at the back of my scalp, what should I do?

I have a small white crusty flaky hard bump at the back of my scalp, what should I do?

Skin growth: Could be a benign lesion called a seborrheic keratosis but it the lesions grows, bleeds gets painful or changes you should have it checked. As you should with any skin lesion. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I was told by my dermatologist that I have mild psoriasis I have watery spots on my scalps, is there anything that would help it turns crusty ad welll?

I was told by my dermatologist that I have mild psoriasis I have watery spots on my scalps, is there anything that would help it turns crusty ad welll?

Psoriasis : Olive oil applied to the scalp may soften the thick scale associated with psoriasis , allowing shampoos such as t-sal or t - gel and prescription topical corticosteroids to work more effectively. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more