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Itchy Mole On Scalp
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
Welt-Itchy: Sounds like a possible allergic reaction to something. Play detective and try to remember if there was anything you used lately that may have caused you to have an allergic reaction on the labia? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with the itch and call your doc as you may need a steroid too. If it continues, you will need an exam to confirm what the actual diagnosis is and then get the best treatment,Good luck ...Read more
Scalp folliculitis: Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp. Causes include bacteria, yeast or demodex. It is characterised by small, very itchy pustules within the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. There may be only a small number of lesions or they may be very numerous. Treatment is with oral or topical antibiotics, topical cortisone, based on cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Folliculitis: Folliculitis is often seen in otherwise healthy people, it's easily curable in most cases and frequently clears on its own without treatment, though it may require ongoing maintenance therapy. Antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide are often used to treat folliculitis, and resistant cases may need antibiotic pills to clear the skin. ...Read more
White blotches on palms. itchy skin rash all over. white tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?
It takes 2 months to get an appointment with my doctor. Should I go to an urgent care for an old mole on my scalp that has become itchy and bloody?
Yes: Any change in a wart or mole and any sore that won't heal should be examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Dermatitis.: There are many causes for what you describe. You should have this looked at by a physician who can treat you with the appropriat. ...Read more
Itchy scalp: It is unclear what kind of head trauma you have experienced, but abrasions and healing wounds itch and sometimes the return of sensation following nerve injury is heralded by itching. Additionally, if there was bruising or scalp swelling, as this resolves it could be itchy. Finally, if you had surgery, some of the medications or scalp hair treatment could cause this. ...Read more
I'm suffering from a dry itchy scalp. Is it ok to wash my hair everyday with head and shoulders, or should I avoid overwashing?
No: don't wash every day. Just wash 2-3 times a week and use head and shoulders 1-2 times a week. Use a quality shampoo and conditioner too. ...Read more
I have too much itchy on my head scalp from last 6 months . I used all shampoos , but it didn't stop.i got medecines and also used many oils for messa?
Have your PCP look: at it to determine what types of scales, or flakes or dandruff yours scalp is producing? Also, refrain from using harsh shampoos, conditioners, treatments on your scalp that could be irritating it, and/or color dyes, and other harsh chemicals that could be irritating your scalp. If you don't get anywhere with your PCP, then seek a dermatologist, who can help you. Also, changing your diet can help! ...Read more
Good afternoon Dr. Barry. I have a question for you about a problem I am having with my scalp. Everytime I go get a haircut at the barber shop, I end up having these red itchy and irritated patches of skin on the back of my head. Do you know what it could
I am not dr berry: Well I am not your dr berry. But sounds like your skin is getting a little razor burn. Must be going close to the scalp when you are getting shaved. Out some a and d ointment in and that should make you feel better. Also be sure the equipment is cleaned properly after each cutting. ...Read more
Why do I continue to have dandruff. my scalp is itchy and white flakes. And my head feels like I hit it and hurts but I didn't.
Depends: You may have a more significant case of seborrheic dermatitis, which could be driving the "dandruff" that you notice. Be aware, it could even be psoriasis of the scalp too!. The pain is a bit worrisome for some type of inflammation of the scalp as seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis aren't usually painful unless and infection is complicating things. Please seek help from your doctor. Good luck ...Read more
Lumps on scalp please can you tell me what these lumps on my head can be they are hard and very itchy have about 5 of them some are small?
Wens: They are sebaceous cysts. Consult a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Every now and then my scalp gets very itchy and scaly. Along with that I get these ridges,4 or 5 them, across the center of the top of my head. I a?
Scalp issues: Please see a dermatologist. He/she will help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have dry scalp. My head gets extremely itchy but only at night time. Can you suggest a good shampoo?
Dry/Itchy Scalp: Are you showering at night and using something at night? Hair sprays, gels, perfumes, etc.. can all have drying effects on the scalp and make it worse. You need a hydrating/moisturizing shampoo that is fragrance-free and dye-free. You might even want to consider using Moroccan Oil every other day shower. Too many products and you need to find which works best for you. ...Read more
My scalp is very itchy even though I use an anti-dandruff/itch shampoo. It is itchiest on the crown and back of my head.
Hi! my scalp is so itchy and its not just my scalp its my whole head. We have treated for lice three times and have found flecks, but thats it! help?
I am having scalp folliculitis. It's is not itchy. It's is at a small area of head. I would like to prevent it from recurring. I am given oral medicin
Good Day, I shaved my hair two weeks ago using a shaving machine used by barbers and then reshaved the same day using a shaving razor. My head has been feeling extremely uncomfortable, from itchiness to pain all over my head, especially my scalp area?
You would probably: benefit from some moisturizer applied to the scalp. Hand cream would probably do. ...Read more
Itchy dry to oily scalp. Already using selsun blue and head and shoulders for itch relief but still not working. Still have dandruff. Suggestions??
Itchy scalp in a small section near top of head, scratched before felt a scab-like thing forming and it let out little bit of clear fluid-not oozing?
I am a black male and have a very itchy scalp with a patch in my head that won't stop itching I have shaved my hair and that same spot still bothers ?
Itchy scalp: It may be a little bit of a yeast/fungal infection. That can happen on the scalp, or anywhere on the body. Try an anti-fungal cream twice a day for 2 weeks (something with clotrimazole or miconazole, for example). Avoid steroid creams as they can thin the skin and affect the color over time. If the anti fungal cream doesn't help, go see a doctor. ...Read more