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Doctor insights on: My Scalp Burns

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Can you tell me about treating burns?

Can you tell me about treating burns?

A specialty: Severe burns, especially in children, should be treated at a burn center. The main principles are to replace fluids, excise and graft 3rd degree burns early and prevent and treat infection. Less severe burns can often be treated as an outpatient with topical mild antiseptic creams. They should be managed by a general or plastic surgeon. ...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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Can someone tell me how to treat my scalp burns?

Can someone tell me how to treat my scalp burns?

Not enough info: I need to know what the burns are from before I can give you a good answer ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on my scalp. Theyre itchy and when I scratch my scalp burns. What are they? What can I do to get rid of them?

I have small red bumps on my scalp. Theyre itchy and when I scratch my scalp burns. What are they? What can I do to get rid of them?

Many possibilities.: There is a condition called acne necrotica that causes itchy scalp bumps, but it could be simple seborrhea that you have scratched too much, or several other things. Let a dermatologist have a look and give you a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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This past Wednesday i took one 50mg tramadol capsule. Got very sick, thought I was gonna die.my scalp still burns and itches and still have headache?

This past Wednesday i took one 50mg tramadol capsule. Got very sick, thought I was gonna die.my scalp still burns and itches and still have headache?

A capsule?: Haven't seen a true capsule for tramadol (they always seem to be tablets). So, one can bring the capsules back to the pharmacy or doctor to confirm they truly are tramadol. Perhaps the capsule is a combination drug, containing tramadol and something else. As for the symptoms, one can ask her primary doctor to see if it may be an allergic reaction to a drug, or be part of the original illness. ...Read more

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Scalp is usually greasy, i often observe dry blood flakes and dandruff whenever i scratch my scalp. It rarely burns. How do I treat it naturally?

Scalp is usually greasy, i often observe dry blood flakes and dandruff whenever i scratch my scalp. It rarely burns. How do I treat it naturally?

Need good shampoo: I know of no "natural" treatment for what sounds like seborreic dermatitis. You need to try a daily dandruff shampoo such as selsen blue or head and shoulders. If that doesn't solve the problem, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe to use neosporin on the scalp burns?

Yes: Generally, yes. Hold it if you are allergic to any of the three ingredients in neosporin, tough. (neomycin, polymixin b, and bacitracin). ...Read more

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I shaved my hair off with clippers down to a 0. I have bumps on my scalp now and it itches and burns. What should I do?

I shaved my hair off with clippers down to a 0. I have bumps on my scalp now and it itches and burns. What should I do?

Moisturizer needed: Your hair protects your scalp from too much sunlight but also serves as a conduit for natural oils to be spread around your scalp. Massage your scalp once or twice daily with any good over the counter moisturizer such as Nivia ...Read more

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Dr presc. Ketoconazole for scalp infection, but my scalp is still itchy and it burns. Why hasnt it gone away & how can I cure this?

Dr presc. Ketoconazole for scalp infection, but my scalp is still itchy and it burns. Why hasnt it gone away & how can I cure this?

Not sure, but...: It could be that the medication is not potent enough - may require an additional agent. Or could be that the diagnosis is incorrect. You need to talk to your prescribing doc to figure this out. ...Read more