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Itchy Scabs 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
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
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
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?
Best to see doctor: Hard to say without more information to help pin down the cause, and even then, rashes can be tough to diagnose without seeing them! i think i'd recommend a visit to your doctor. In the meantime, for the itching cool compresses, or lotions containing calamine or pramoxine would be good over-the-counter anti-itch treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.
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
Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f white?
Brown scabs with a black dot in middle on scalp - very itchy and painful when I accidentally scratch a scab off. Thoughts??
Orange/red scabs on scalp. Occasionally itchy, when is itch, it hurts and a moist liquid is produced. What is this? What can I do? Had for 1-2 years
I have had a very itchy bumps on one side of my scalp! I now have it on my back and the front of one leg! It itches welts and then scabs. ?
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My 21 yr old daughter periodically gets itchy raised scabs in the back of her head in her hair. They bleed when she scratches & scalp reddens.
My scalp is often itchy and flaky, and it feels like scabs. Sometimes there's a little blood when I scratch it. I've tried dandruff shampoos but they haven't worked. I've also tried off-the-shelf treatments but they sting. What can I do?
See dermatologist: In order to find the right treatment, one needs to identify the problem. Aside from a contact allergy to hair preparations, you may have condition such as seborrhea or psoriasis. Thus a dermatology consult would likely be the best option for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. I am confuse my skin is having small itchy scab type thing some times on my face now currently it is on the back of my scalp it sometimes itchy bu?
Soap and water: Try washing your face and head with soap and water, at least twice daily. If after a month of doing that, it has not helped, please consult this site for additional suggestions for home care: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more
See details: See a primary care doctor or dermatologist to diagnosis the cause. ...Read more
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?
My scalp has been very itchy and has dry patches that scab up. I've tried all the dandruff shampoos that are out there. It also hurts/stings?
Itchy Scalp: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin, itching and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back. Try Clobetasol Solution which is a topical prescription. TGel is also effective for this condition. ...Read more
Change hair products: First one needs to find out the cause for the itching and allergic sensitization to hair products comes to mind. If the itching is so intense, consider asking your doctor to see if a topical cortisone solution may offer temporary help until the cause can be established. A dermatology consult may well be in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psorasis: Psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and hair dye sensitivity can all cause an itchy scalp. If this occurs few days after dying your hair, allergy test to the dye to determine if you can use it. Antidandruff shampoos contain ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, tar, or salicylic acid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medicated shampoos: Most likely you have a condition called seborrheic dermatitis. So, otc medicated shampoos like head & shoulder, t-gel/t-sal, Nizoral (ketoconazole) would help. Dermatologists may order prescription-strengthed shampoos like clobex, etc plus steroid scalp lotions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start with shampoos: If you have a lot of scale and flaking in your scalp, try using t/gel or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo to stop the itching. You may need treatment with a topical corticosteroid by prescription. Call my office at 310-545-2900 in manhattan beach if you would like an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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