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Hi, I've been experiencing pain in the back of my head. It comes for about a 1week or 2, then leaves. The pain really intensifies if I comb my hair.

Hi, I've been experiencing pain in the back of my head. It comes for about a 1week or 2, then leaves. The pain really intensifies if I comb my hair.

Scalp: Is there any sign of scalp redness? Otherwise it appears that there's heightened sensitivity of the superficial nerves in your scalp to account for this discomfort. Perhaps over vigorous combing or hair brushing is a factor. Ask your beautician to carefully inspect your hair and scalp for abnormalities and review your hair care habits.

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My head is tender and when I comb my hair a nice amount comes out. What is the cause of this? What can I do to stop it?

My head is tender and when I comb my hair a nice amount comes out. What is the cause of this? What can I do to stop it?

See doctor: Hair loss accompanied by tenderness is a sign of inflammation or infection. At that location. It needs to be examined and possibly biopsied to determine cause and proper treatment. Over the counter meds are too weak to work.

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What do you suggest if I have head lice but i don't have the lice comb?

What do you suggest if I have head lice but i don't have the lice comb?

Head lice: Tx of lice requires accurate identification of nits & lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair &remove individual nits. A special lice nit comb helps but isn't required. Check for nits &remove as seen over next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be needed.

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I have a sore in the middle left side of head. Its been there for six months or more. Hurts when touched or combed. What is wrong?

I have a sore in the middle left side of head. Its been there for six months or more. Hurts when touched or combed. What is wrong?

Sore: There is no way to know what it is without being evaluated. Pilar cysts are very common on the scalp, are harmless, but generally do not hurt alhough can be sensitive. I recommend that you have a board-certified Dermatologist evaluate the spot.

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I have a sore spot middle left side. It only hurts when i comb or touch my head there. Its been hurting right there for six months or more. What is wrong?

I have a sore spot middle left side. It only hurts when i comb or touch my head there. Its been hurting right there for six months or more. What is wrong?

Need exam: You may have a small skin lesion there. Have your primary care doctor take a good look at the scalp. No hurry - next available appointment should be fine. Hope this helps!

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Possible to get head lice at hair salon- if stylist uses same combs and cape on me that were used on others all day?

Unlikely: there tools are treated between each client so you are getting a clean, if not sterile combs and clean cape.

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I have a muscle in the back of my head that hurts when I cough or move my head and comb my hair. Could this be the trigminial nerve?

I have a muscle in the back of my head that hurts when I cough or move my head and comb my hair. Could this be the trigminial nerve?

See below: There are several muscles in the back of your neck that support your head. Coughing or moving your head could apply pressure to these muscles causing pain if you have a painful joint or disk. Trigeminal nerve pain typically causes facial pain

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What should I do if I am unable to completely remove all head lice nits with nit comb?

What should I do if I am unable to completely remove all head lice nits with nit comb?

Don't worry.....: The majority of nits--especially if more than 1/8 inch from the scalp will not contain viable/live lice, but empty egg casings. You can try soaking the child's' scalp in a towel soaked with vinegar. This will help loosen the attachment of the nit to the hair shaft and can make removal easier.

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Can you get HIV from a haircut? The shaver/comb made a scab on my head bleed, should I see my gp?

Can you get HIV from a haircut?   The shaver/comb made a scab on my head bleed, should I see my gp?

Not HIV: Also the barbar should be using some type of cleaning of instruments between customer to eliminate any risk even though tiny, of hepatitis c.

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Few nits in hair top of head, no itching at all- i did conditioner and nit comb thru. Can i stop it w/ natural methods since i caught it early?

Hard to say: The nits represent egg casings for future lice, deposited by lice you may never see but who hatched at least 10 days before.Some recommend a stout vinegar wash daily for a week as a natural way to eliminate the lice, but effectiveness is uncertain, If it does not, there are other treatments.I would monitor the process closely, because you likely have more than you can see.

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Should my pcp be knowledgeable enough to look/know if my head lice is gone? With light or magnifier? I treated, continue to wet comb, still paranoid

Should my pcp be knowledgeable enough to look/know if my head lice is gone? With light or magnifier? I treated, continue to wet comb, still paranoid

Woods lamp for nits: If your physician has access to a Woods lamp, s/he should be able to tell if any remaining nits are alive (dead nits do not glow with a Woods lamp, live ones do). Observation of a live louse can be difficult even in active light infestations, but the presence of live nits is suggestive of a persistent infection.

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My 10 yr old daughter has a condition with her scalp or the top of her skull. Anytime she touches it or combs or bumps her head her skin gets red all?

My 10 yr old daughter has a condition with her scalp or the top of her skull. Anytime she touches it or combs or bumps her head her skin gets red all?

See below: Since, the experts can seem to identify what is going on, all that i can say is continue to seek others advise. There are a huge number of potential reasons for facial redness (erythema). If the spot on her head is a darker patch, she could have mastocytosis which triggers a histamine release when the spot is brushed against leading to redness, swelling. Lupus can present with skin symptoms too.

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Head lice 6 mos. ago. Got rid w/metal nit comb/conditioner every 3 days, 2 weeks. Did all the combing induce some hair loss i now see 6 mos later?

Head lice 6 mos. ago. Got rid w/metal nit comb/conditioner every 3 days, 2 weeks. Did all the combing induce some hair loss i now see 6 mos later?

Not really: There are several really good chemical "cures" for head lice. Many are readily available OTC. There is a normal degree of hair loss as one gets older. You can speak to a dermatologist about your degree of hair loss if it really disturbs you enough.

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What is the composition of eyelashes?

What is the composition of eyelashes?

Keratin: An eyelash is composed of a hair shaft (or hair fiber) which is made up of a protein called keratin.

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Eyelashes don't feel sensitive, why is that?

Eyelashes don't feel sensitive, why is that?

Interesting question: This is a very rare symptom. The eyelashes are normally very sensitive to the lightest touch, but this a function of the sensitivity of the skin at the follicle. Anything causing reduced sensation of the eyelid skin could cause this. This can be from a dysfunction of the trigeminal nerve that supplies sensation to the face, a prior viral infection (herpes, shingles), or a neurological problem.

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Why are eyelashes falling out?

Why are eyelashes falling out?

Lots of causes: Eyelashes fall out as we age, but can also happen with allergies, eyelid inflammation, infection, low thyroid hormone, poor diet and trauma. See an ophthalmologist to help in diagnosis.