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Itching Or Burning Scalp
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 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
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
Itchy skin, scalp is flaking and has dandruff, hair is falling out, facial skin is rough, butt itches. What is wrong? I stopped taking niacin 500mg.
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
See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
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
I've had thick, white, chunky discharge for quite sometime. No itching or burning. Not usually any odor. What could it be?
Bacterial Vaginosis: Usually this is due to bacterial vaginosis, but could have other causes. You can see your doctor. ...Read more
Vaginal smell: It could be an infection like bacterial vaginosis. Go see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Sometimes I have to keep getting up to pee &when I do to I can't. There is no pain itching or burning. I try to ignore it sometimes but it's unbareabl?
Please see: Please see your urologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more
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
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
My urine lately is greenish (with no itching or burning) and I drink a lot of water with no diet change. What would be the cause of that?
Green stuff: Could be dietary or could be something wrong with your liver. Go see a doctor. ...Read more
Is it normal to have occasional light green vaginal discharge? It has no oder and is not chronic or frequent. No itching or burning involved
Occasionally: Ok if you have no other symptoms. ...Read more
What does it mean to have white mucus not itching or burning, means? Two days after my ovulation! Only 23 and sexually active! Sorry for the tmi!
White mucus: Your white mucusy discharge may be a normal occuring discharge. ...Read more
Quite a bit of clear, watery discharge. Also see some white around opening. Not itching or burning. Due for period in a few days. Is this normal?
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
It doesn't: It may be just related to the expelling of intestinal gas (flatus) during the excitement. ...Read more