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Hard Crusty Sores Hair Line
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
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
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
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?
I have a dry horse cough, sores that won't heal, pain in breast, acid reflux badly, hard time swallowing head aches. What could this be?
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
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
My bother shaved when he was 15, now he is 16, he say's that hair keeps growing soft. He want's to know how to grow it hard. Like have grains?
In time: The facial hair will become coarser over time. No need to rush. He will grow the typical beard as he matures ...Read more
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?
Hair is thick and oily feel like I have to wash it 4 x a day cause it so oily I get painful sores from not washing my hair. And hurts bad what to do?
Oily hair: Best to see a dermatologist in your area. ...Read more
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
Cosmetologist: A cosmetologist may be able to help you. ...Read more
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
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
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
Possible infection: If chronic - would have this evaluated. ...Read more
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
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
Is it true that hair follicle tests have a hard time accurately getting results with infrequent use?
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
I56 don't understand why I haven't aged like other women. My hair thick long blonde, my skin firm and lovely, no cellulite?
Do not complain: You have good genetic material. Be happ and enjoy your good fortune. ...Read more
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
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?
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
I have clear hard bumps, about the size of a sand pebble. They also itch. They are many, under my skin, mostly around hair line, chin, and forearms.
Folliculitis: Possible infection of the roots of the hair follicles ...Read more
Can bumping your head very hard cause hair to grow in white in that spot? I had my hair dyed a week before, but that spot suddenly has white roots.
Not likely to be: From trauma to the head. Shouldn't effect the color maybe just the growth itself ...Read more