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My Scalp 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 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
My scalp burns and hurts when I touch it in the center all the way down to my neck...what could it be?
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?
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
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?
Bad odor coming from my scalp and it burns, skin feels tight, been to dermatologist, sulfur shampo not working, need help with the odor?
Depends: The healing depends upon the ingredients. You should go to the Emergency room immediately or see a Plastic Surgeon right away ...Read more
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?
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
Can i apply vaseline/petroleum jelly on my scalp? I've scratched and irritated my scalp and when i wash it, it burns cus i probably broke some skin.
Bee ; Flower: Soap can be purchased in chinatown or on line. It is easy on the skin and pleasant smelling. One type is called sandalwood, but there are several others. Peace and good health. Please see a dermatologist and avoid lotions w/alcohol in them. Vaseline not a good idea; need to avoid infection. ...Read more
I have hair dye issue, where it must have irratated\burned my scalp it's almost peeling. Its now dry, but greasy; and hurts/burns; ears/neck itch bad?
Scalp dermatitis?: Had to tell whether this is chemical irritation/burn, or allergy to the hair dye. Both are common. Best to see a doctor. You could try an over-the-counter steroid cream (hydrocortisone), but a doctor might prescribe more effective treatment, and can confirm the diagnosis. Sometimes a reaction like this uncovers an underlying skin problem, made worse by the hair dye but needing different treatment. ...Read more
Bleached my hair twice & it got on my scalp & my neck & collar bone & now the inside of my body hurts & burns so does the scalp of my head wh. Is that?
Irritation: Bleaching involves some irritation and each person has a different threshold. However if you bleach it more than the frequency recommended by the manufacturer, you may end up irritating the skin and thus the discomfort. Try some topical Hydrocortisone cream to calm it down. See a doctor for a more potent cream or even oral cortisone if needed. What part inside of body hurts? ...Read more
My forehead itches and burns along with my scalp and neck its been going on for 4 months now my ears burn and my mouth is it anxiety?
I have scalp pain in different spots that comes & goes. Derma dr gave me fluocinonide & I am also a 10 year breast cancer survivor. Pain burns & itchy?
What diagnosis?: You saw the appropriate specialist, a Dermatologist, for facial burning. It's very hard to diagnose dermatological disorders without seeing you in person. So, until you have strong contradictory evidence, trust your treating dermatologist and follow her/his treatment advice. Good luck! ...Read more
With a physician: Chemical burns of scalp are serious. If it shows redness/inflammation, it's 1st degree. If there is blistering, it's second. If entire outer layer, epithelium is burned, it's third degree. Rx may involve cleansing, topical salves, systemic antibiotics. Never us a hair chemical again on your scalp, the next reaction could be worse. Burns are serious, & u want best chance of healing without scars. ...Read more
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