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My Scalp Itches In The Middle And Is Sore
The tip of my penis is red and sometimes it gets flaky skin around the lips and my lymph gland on the right in my thigh are swollen what could this be?
Go to your doctor: Go see your doctor for an appropriate physical exam and history. He may run some tests as well. That is the only way to know for sure. ...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 a group of very painful bumps near my hairline by my ear and its making the area behind my ear in my ear and down my neck hurt bad what is it?
3 probs - unrelated: Ear itching is common and may be related to mild trauma or fungal process - see ENT and avoid putting anything in your ears. Head hurting around the nose area is likely a sinus related process (pressure build up in the sinus d/t allergy, infection). Pain near the temple can be d/t jaw joint, or chewing muscle inflammation - can also be d/t blood vessels and other routine causes of headache. ...Read more
My tongue is raw in the middle and my throat hurts really bad. The right side of my neck is a little swollen?
There's a place above my earlobe and on the back of my ear that's flaky and peeling. The one above my earlobe also drains a little sometimes?
My throat is swollen and very red. I have a hole in my right tonsil and it has white stuff at the top of the hole in the crease. My throat hurts !
Tonsillitis: Please see your health care provider to get some antibiotics and then possibly much later if there is frequent recurrence be considered for tonsillectomy. ...Read more
The outer part of my ear is swollen and the inner part of my ear hurts, and its also painful to the touch including parts of my cheek, is it an ear infection?
Insect bite: If the outer part of your ear is swollen, and there is pain around the ear and spreading to the cheek, a common cause could be an insect bite. This is very common during the summer and early fall. The problem should resolve spontaneously but ice packs to the area and pain meds will help. If the problem does not resolve with this minimal treatment, see an ENT doctor for further advice. ...Read more
I have this weird patch on the back of my thigh. It's circular and in the middle it feels dry. The outside is a bit itchy. What is this?
Well could be a few : Could be a few possibilities. Need a better description please or even a picture. You most likely will need treatment. So use good hygiene for now and either set an appointment or see your own doctor but you do need to have it seen ...Read more
My left ear is swollen and red. There is a lump and swelling in front of my ear and I have a rash running down the left side of my neck. Ear is hot.?
I have a cluster of small red bumps/blisters inside my mouth in the crease where my gum meets the inner lip. It tingles and is irritated. What is it?
?multiple causes: Your symptoms could be caused by various processes including but not limited to: tooth abcess, throat infection, soft tissue trauma, fever blisters with secondary bacterial infection, and soft tissue infection among many others. If the condition goes away in 5-7 days, then no worries. Otherwise see your PCP for eval and possible referral. ...Read more
What causes a dull ache in the area between my chin and neck?It is on the outside of my body, directly under where my tongue is from chin to throat.
Swollen Gland: If you feel some swelling in the area, it is probably a inflammed lymph node in that area which is generally due to present or past infection in the head and neck region. f recent, get tested for strep, which requires a short course of antibiotic. Sometimes small cysts form in the region that needs to be evaluated by your doctor. In the meantime take OTC anti inflammatory medicine for relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have one small red bump in the area at the bottom of my mouth where my gums meet my lip, right in the middle. It has a white pimple-looking head on it. It is causing me pain throughout my mouth and burns whenever I eat/drink. What could it be?
Canker sore: It's a canker sore, or an aphthous ulcer. I get them too, and they are annoying. The immune system itself causes them, sometimes in times of stress, sometimes in response to certain viruses, or sometimes "just 'cuz". Aside from a pain reliever if they are bad, there isn't much you can do, and they go away without help in about 1-2 weeks. Certain foods like citrus are irritating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The little finger of my right hand is swollen in the middle at the joint area and aches, why is this?
Probably a sprain: Sprains of the hand, especially sprains of the small joints of the fingers, are typically stiff, swollen and sore for a number of months-it sometimes takes a year or more for the soreness to go away, and sometimes the swelling can be permanent. It is a good idea to get a sprain evaluated early to make sure nothing else is going on and to completely understand the condition. See a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My eyelids, lymph nodes in front and below the ears are inflamed, my conjunctiva is red, my temple is painful and my scalp has painful bumps?
Itchy upper body, mainly on left side? The itching is inside of my body. There is no rash. The itching goes from my arm, under and around the breast, and all the way to my pelvis.
I have a weird rash on my inner thighs, my lower back it grows very very slowly in diameter it's only the outer edge of the rash is red and raised?
My scalp at the nape of the neck is quite itchy and I scratch it often. This is scalp covered by my hair. It now has small bumps on the skin. Advice?
Could be ...: It very well could be a cause of more symptomatic seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis, even a plain ole fungal infection. While you could try over-the-counter dandruff shampoos like neutrogena T-gel, you would be best suited by first seeing your doctor to make sure it doesn't require more aggressive treatment. Best of luck. ...Read more
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