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I have localized nerve pain (tingling, burning, itching) on scalp, diffuse thinning & moving pressure in head for 10 mo. Now. What could be the cause?

I have localized nerve pain (tingling, burning, itching) on scalp, diffuse thinning & moving pressure in head for 10 mo. Now. What could be the cause?

Not clear: What you mean by "diffuse thinning". Also you don't indicate whether you have or have had any rash or exposure for example to insects or injury. You should probably get a live consult from Concierge to go over all of the possibilities. ...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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I have been experiencing severe itching, burning, tenderness of the scalp, as well as scabs. Now, my head is leaking a clear liquid. What is it?

I have been experiencing severe itching, burning, tenderness of the scalp, as well as scabs. Now, my head is leaking a clear liquid. What is it?

Most likely if all: Over the scalp: seborrheic dermatitis. Try an anti-dandruff shampoo, pharmacy generic brand. If you get immediate relief progressing to normal, that is all you need. If it is just affecting parts of your scalp, you may need an anti-fungal shampoo, and likely a visit to your PCP or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on scalp. Not responding to dandruff or tar shampoo or salicylic acid. No flaking or burning. Occasionally itches, but never severe.

Pimple like bumps on scalp. Not responding to dandruff or tar shampoo or salicylic acid. No flaking or burning. Occasionally itches, but never severe.

Many possibilities: Unfortunately they could be many things. Having somebody look at it in person would be the best. There are possibilities such as lice and ranging two small infections. ...Read more

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I have discharge, no itching or burning but ocassional odor?

I have discharge, no itching or burning but ocassional odor?

See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have discharge everyday and smelly when I rub together no itching or burning, what could be wrong?

I have discharge everyday and smelly when I rub together no itching or burning, what could be wrong?

More specific: Discharge from where and when what rubs together? I am assuming the female parts but will wait to get a better question to provide a more specific answer. ...Read more

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I've had thick, white, chunky discharge for quite sometime. No itching or burning. Not usually any odor. What could it be?

I've had thick, white, chunky discharge for quite sometime. No itching or burning. Not usually any odor. What could it be?

Discharge: This is most likely a yeast infection. This can be treated with simple over the counter medication. See your doctor for proper evaluation to make sure it's not due to another cause. You might need a prescription for definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Why is there a foul odor during ovulation? A fishy-like smell. No itching or burning.

Why is there a foul odor during ovulation? A fishy-like smell. No itching or burning.

Bacterial Vaginosis: Usually this is due to bacterial vaginosis, but could have other causes. You can see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hey... What can a fishy smell to the vaginal be? No itching or burning or no uncomfort in any way

Vaginal smell: It could be an infection like bacterial vaginosis. Go see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I have bad vaginal smells and a discharge but there is no itching or burning, what could be the problem?

Yes: Sounds like bacterial vaginosis on which the normally predominate peroxidase positive lactobacillus are killed of and there is an over growth of anaerobes. Antibiotics that kill anaerobes are used then it is a race to see which bacteria grow back fastest. ReHresh vaginal gel can give the good guys an advantage in the race. ...Read more

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My urine smells like onions and is cloudy, what could it be? Nothing is itching or burning, no pains whatsoever, just those 2 problems.

My urine smells like onions and is cloudy, what could it be? Nothing is itching or burning, no pains whatsoever, just those 2 problems.

May be normal...: Your existing urine odor and cloudiness could be just normal and unique for you as long as urinalysis from properly collected fresh urine is normal since its odor just reflects what you consume and its cloudiness is related with alkaline urine which usually contains more amorphous phosphate crystals, leading to cloudy urine. So, seek counseling and confirming as described. Best wish.. ...Read more

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Over last 2 weeks I have had increasing vaginal discharge. It is thick, white and sort of chunky (sorry tmi) there is no smell, itching or burning....

Over last 2 weeks I have had increasing vaginal discharge. It is thick, white and sort of chunky (sorry tmi) there is no smell, itching or burning....

Not sure: However, pregnancy can give such discharge but you say you are not pregnant. Secondly hormonal changes, diet, new medications can all cause such changes. In yeast infections, one can have such a discharge even without the itching. If this continues to worry you, see your doctor for a thorough evaluation including a Pap smear if not already done. ...Read more

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I've never been pregnant so its hard for me to distinguish signs and symptoms so could clear/whitish discharge be an early sign...Not itching or burning?

I've never been pregnant so its hard for me to distinguish signs and symptoms so could clear/whitish discharge be an early sign...Not itching or burning?

Possibly: Pregnancy can cause a discharge, but it is unreliable as a definitive test. A home pregnancy test would be best at determining if you have conceived, as they are very accurate and can generally tell prior to a missed period. Take prenatal vitamins in any event. ...Read more

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My pee smells really really strong and weird. I don't have itching or burning or pain anywhere at all. It's gone on for months?

My pee smells really really strong and weird. I don't have itching or burning or pain anywhere at all. It's gone on for months?

Be seen: You would certainly want to be seen and evaluated. An analysis of the urine would likely show the cause. Foul smelling urine can be a sign of very serious problems with the kidney even if the person is not having any symptoms. ...Read more

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My discharge comes out white, but dries yellow. No itching or burning. Strong Oder after sex.?

My discharge comes out white, but dries yellow. No itching or burning. Strong Oder after sex.?

Bacterial Vaginosis: A discharge with a strong odor after intercourse is frequently something called Bacterial Vaginosis. Its not an STD. Its just an overgrowth of a certain type of bacteria. Your Gyn can treat it with antibiotics if this is confirmed on exam. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How come I have this thick, white, sour taste on the walls of Vagina no itching or burning or smell?

How come I have this thick, white, sour taste on the walls of Vagina no itching or burning or smell?

Taste?: The taste of the vagina discharge is a difficult symptom to use to determine the cause of a problem. That's not something we typically ask about. If you feel your discharge is not normal then testing is warranted. Yeast and Bacterial vaginosis are the most common cause. STD testing can be done as well ...Read more

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Lately I've been having discharge, at first it was clear and now it's brown. I have not had any vaginal irritation, itching, or burning.?

Lately I've been having discharge, at first it was clear and now it's brown. I have not had any vaginal irritation, itching, or burning.?

Bacterial infection: It sounds like an infection called bacterial vaginosis. The typical presentation is a grey, white or brownish discharge with an odor. For confirmation, you need a cervical culture and complete evaluation by a GYN doctor so that you can receive appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I've been having unprotected sex with my boyfriend for about a month. I don't have itching or burning beige colored discharge. Could I be pregnant?

I've been having unprotected sex with my boyfriend for about a month. I don't have itching or burning beige colored discharge. Could I be pregnant?

Be proactive: Hi, from the info you provide it's not possible to tell if you could be pregnant but if you're having unprotected sex you certainly can become pregnant. If period is late, check preg test. However, unless you're ready to have a baby I'd strongly suggest you choose a method of contraception that suits you and still use a condom for STD protection. Then you can enjoy sex without anxiety. ...Read more

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Lots of white, vaginal discharge. Normal consistency and the smell is a little more strong than normal. No itching or burning or anything. What is it?

Lots of white, vaginal discharge. Normal consistency and the smell is a little more strong than normal. No itching or burning or anything. What is it?

Sounds like BV: There are several causes of vaginal odor. You will need to see your doctor for testing. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. The only real way to fix it is with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hello All, I have noticed small small red dots on my foot extending upto 1/3rd of my foot. They don't have any itching or burning or pain. Plz help?

Hello All, I have noticed small small red dots on my foot extending upto 1/3rd of my foot. They don't have any itching or burning or pain. Plz help?

Many things: If you have a cat or dog they could be flea bites, they could be bed bug bites, or just the beginnings of a fungal infection (athletse foot).
You can try treatng them with an OTC antifungal cream and see if they go away.
If they spread or get worse please see a physician for a better diagnosis. ...Read more

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Rash on calves now burns after weeks of no itching or burning.?

Rash on calves now burns after weeks of no itching or burning.?

See MD: A rash that has been present for weeks and with associated burning should be checked out by your doctor. It is difficult to make a diagnosis without an exam. Be seen and be better! ...Read more

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I thought I had a yeast infection but now I have no itching or burning what's wrong with me?

I thought I had a yeast infection but now I have no itching or burning what's wrong with me?

Vaginitis: Only 20% of the women that think that they have yeast infection have yeast. You need to be seen and have a wet prep done by your gyn to determine if you have what kind of vaginal infection. ...Read more

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