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What can I do/sores on scalp, hard hair and very itchy scalp and body?

What can I do/sores on scalp, hard hair and very itchy scalp and body?

Well: First of all sounds like scalp is dry. You need to get the moisture back into the scalp. Now sometimes t-gel shampoo works great. Start there if problem persists see doctor ...Read more

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What do you think I have? My scalp looks like the gray patch ringworm at times there has been sores like a rash or a pimple. Also, black little nits like a fruit fly maybe? I feel itchy with scalp, hair feels different like it is nappy in spots, also hard

What do you think I have? My scalp looks like the gray patch ringworm at times there has been sores like a rash or a pimple. Also, black little nits like a fruit fly maybe? I feel itchy with scalp, hair feels different like it is nappy in spots, also hard

From: From your description, you may have ringworm of the scalp which is actually caused by a fungus, not a worm. Of course, without examining you and sending cultures, I cannot tell for sure what it is. A fungal infection of the scalp is more difficult to treat than fungal infections elsewhere. Treatment usually includes 1-2 months of a prescription oral medication. You should give your doctor a call and have them take a look at it. They will hopefully be able to tell exactly what it is so you can get the proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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My hair is very rough/ hard. How can I solve it??

My hair is very rough/ hard. How can I solve it??

Hair care: In my experience evaluation of your hair by a skilled beautician or hairdresser and then receiving good personal instruction for your hair care is the most effective help you can get for your hair problem as it doesn't appear that you have true hair or scalp pathology. ...Read more

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How can my beared hair be soft. They are very hard?

How can my beared hair be soft. They are very hard?

Genetics: Facial hair tends to be rougher in texture than other hair on the body. As a male, testosterone has a lot to do with the thickness and texture of your hair. Genetically, you will have a composition of your relatives with hair growth. Using conditioners approved for facial use can sometimes soften the hair overall but cannot change how the hair follicles will grow. ...Read more

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I had so hard and rough hairs but now my hairs are falling rapidly. Each day, I lose hundreds of hair. What should I do to stop it o slow it down?

I had so hard and rough hairs but now my hairs are falling rapidly. Each day, I lose hundreds of hair. What should I do to stop it o slow it down?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist can tell you if you have male pattern baldness starting or if it is something. If the latter, he or she will give you a treatment for it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you "blackout" from brushing your hair too hard?

Can you "blackout" from brushing your hair too hard?

See Your MD: "blackouts" or losing consciousness should not occur from manipulation of the scalp or hair. There are many reasons one might have a "blackout" episode and some of them are serious medical conditions that may be related to your heart, blood vessels, nervous system, and psychological wellbeing. Best to see your doctor and report these problems right away. ...Read more

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Sores on back of my neck around the hair line?

Sores on back of my neck around the hair line?

Probably ingrowns: In that location, ingrown hairs are very common. Try benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid or glycolic acid to clear them up. If that doesn't work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am having a hard time getting my hair to grow?

Is there a reason why I am having a hard time getting my hair to grow?

Diferent reasons: You could any of another of conditions - genetic, inflammatory, low thyroid, possible oronvdeciency. This needs proper evaluation by a dermatologist including blood tests and possible small biopsy. Romaine can be helpful for genetic hair loss in both men and women. ...Read more

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Is it true that shaving everyday or two, it will make your hair harder than it was before?

Hair: I assume you are talking BEARD. No tincture of time helps the beard get firmer as the hair is shorter it appears firmer not so soft ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a painless hard bump on the head? It's near hair but I don't believe hair grows on it. It has gotten a bit bigger

What could be the cause of a painless hard bump on the head? It's near hair but I don't believe hair grows on it. It has gotten a bit bigger

Sebaceous cysts: A painless hard bump or lump on the head/scalp is usually do to a cyst, likely a sebaceous cysts, wen. These are usually asymptomatic and benign. The only way to be sure is to remove it and analyze it. ...Read more

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What happens when an ingrown hair gets hard?

What happens when an ingrown hair gets hard?

Possibly an abscess: If you apply heat it may soften and drain pus. If it is a sebacious gland your doctor will have to drain it because the loculations are going to need to be pressed out. This can increase in size if ignored. ...Read more

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Small itchy sores at root of testical hair follicules?

Small itchy sores at root of testical hair follicules?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Sores on outside of nose kind of looks like ingrown hairs but its not it hurts?

Sores on outside of nose kind of looks like ingrown hairs but its not it hurts?

Sores: It sounds like you may have a superficial skin infection. Often these are staph infections and require treatment either with topical or oral antibiotic. You could try some over-the-counter topical antibiotic ointment for a few days, but if they do not get better you definitely should see your physician. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hair follicles on private parts., ? it hard as a rock...

How to get rid of hair follicles on private parts., ? it hard as a rock...

Many options: Shaving, waxing, threading, or plucking carefully may be done. Otherwise see your medspa doctor and consider a laser hair removal series. You will have to shave between visits, and there are products to avoid folliculitis. Make sure you over 21 before doing anything permanently. ...Read more

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Is it true that hair follicle tests have a hard time accurately getting results with infrequent use?

Is it true that hair follicle tests have a hard time accurately getting results with infrequent use?

Hair follicle test.: Marijuana regular use detected in hair for months. Single use might not be picked up in hair. ...Read more

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My hair is dry and very hard (look like broom and dense enough). What medicine should I need to take? Please help me

My hair is dry and very hard (look like broom and dense enough). What medicine should I need to take? Please help me

See a doctor: Get some blood tests done to check vitamin deficiencies and your thyroid. Once you figure out the cause then you can treat it. ...Read more

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I got my hair braided and two days after I seen a bump its hard and my white meat is showing I squeezed it and nothing came out what is this?

I got my hair braided and two days after I seen a bump its hard and my white meat is showing I squeezed it and nothing came out what is this?

Hair: Details are lacking but it may be sebaceous cyst. They can occur elsewhere, scalp back etc. Usually hard moveable. They must be surgically treated but unless infected harmless. White is probably sebum or congealed excretion that can not be excreted due blockage of pore. In scalp old term is a wen. ...Read more

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I've been getting my hair braided for years and always get this sores in my head. My hair is not tight so why is this problem getting worse?

I've been getting my hair braided for years and always get this sores in my head. My hair is not tight so why is this problem getting worse?

Scalp Folliculitis: The cause of scalp folliculitis is not well understood. It is generally considered to be an inflammatory reaction to components of the hair follicle, particularly the micro-organisms. These include:
bacteria (especially propionibacterium acnes, but in severe cases, also staphylococcus aureus),
yeasts (malassezia species),
mites (demodex folliculorum). ...Read more