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Oily Painful Scalp
Very oily skin no matter how much washed. Painful itchy skin. Rash on back face neck scalp. Skin hurts. New soap. Reaction maybe?
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
Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb
I get very hard sebum plugs on my scalp after washing hair. Scalp also bevomes painful. There's not much flaking. Is it seb dermatitis?
Possibly: Try an anti-seb shampoo and if this FAILS see yoour PCP Primary Care Provider who may wish to refer you to a DERMATOLOGIST for a definitive diagnosis! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I have an oily scalp and dry hair, used scalp shampoo caused my hair even dry; used mosturised shampoo caused my scalp even oily n itched, help?
Im suffering from itchy skin on face neck scalp and behind ears.small pimples which looks like skin rash.i used Dermovate ointment, it reappear again?
Dermatology: consultation. You may need a skin scaping for diagnosis and formal allergy testing. ...Read more
Itchy dry patches on scalp. oily hair so not a dry scalp problem. Itch when bumped etc. itches until bleeding. no stress. Help?
More info: It is difficult to answer this without more information and examination. Your question is confusing - itchy dry patches on scalp but you don't think it is dry scalp problem.In general itchy scalp can be due to fungal infection, inflammation related disorders, skin diseases just to mention few. Please discuss it in detail with a physician. ...Read more
After applying water on scalp, oil of scalp comes back in 5mins n it irritates scalp n scalp is painful. Sweat n humidity also irritates scalp. Help?
Visit dermatologist: Oily skin, or seborrhea is a common condition affecting men and women, typically between puberty to 60. it is important to diagnose it correctly and treat it accordingly as other condition might be the reason Dandruff, Sunburn, Psoriasis, Seborrheic dermatitis ,Head lice ,Poor hair care Unclean hair, allergy or chemical reaction to hair products and dyes,Eczema ,Contact dermatitis ...Read more
See a dermatologist: There are several kinds of alopecia, which is a fancy term for hair loss-any hair loss. Autoimmune alopecia AREATA is NOT what you have. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile you can use a dandruff shampoo every day in the shower. Selenium sulfide, salicylic acid, ketoconazole, and zinc pyrithione are OTC shampoos in common use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fungal: Sounds like fungal and/ or yeast infestations. The facial component is called seborrhea. A topical anti-fungal like Nystatin cream might be useful. Try a selenium based shampoo wash around the genital region in the shower. Selenium is anti-dandruff, which is thought to have a fungal ("microsporum furfur") relationship. ...Read more
I've been washing my itchy, sore, scalp with dandruff shampoos and dermarest shampoo. My scalp still itches. Why?
I have a bad itchy dry scalp with patches of dry skin when i scratch it bleeds i'm losing hair is this scalp psoriasis?
Sounds like it: But it could be infection or a skin manifestation of systemic disease. Go and see a dermatologist before you lose any more hair. ...Read more
Below penis shaft shiny,red, hair follicles inflamed can't see blisters? Protected Sex, shaved around area. Fish smell or myb sweat?No pain, but itch.
My scalp near forehead is dry scaly non itchy. And wen i scratch it it reveals reddened skin is it scalp psoriasis i hv few lesions on my lower back?
I have a scalp pain for 5yrs Im 21now
its paiful that I cut my hair twice a year so Idont have to tie it up or something and I lost alot of it help!
What causes a painful scalp at the point of growth of unusual coarse, thick, black hairs (i'm caucasian, brown hair)? I have some dandruff, thick hair
You: You may have perifollicutis.Get a more detailed answer ›
What causes a painful scalp at the point of growth of unusual coarse, thick, black hairs? Been a few years, no pimple/pus sacs. Future=folliculitis?:(
Still be: This is probably mild perifolliculitis but see dermatologist to really find out. ...Read more
Have painful scalp lesions that split to waxy yellow color eventually turn to scab. Now have bumps like cyst that split into same thing, now alopecia
Needs examination: Your symptoms may be a form of seborrhea. It is not clear from your description if they are limited to your scalp, or if they responded to any attempted treatment. The alopecia suggests an uncommon (like cutaneous sarcoidosis), or more serious condition. Evaluation by your primary medical provider is in order, who may choose to refer you to a dermatologist for hair pull test or even biopsy. ...Read more
For 3 days, I have had a very painful scalp, sore throat started today. Some ear pain and some jaw pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) works on the scalp pain. Any ideas?
Pain: Pain is your bodies way of texting you that there's something wrong. It may be infection. It may be muscle/joint dysfunction. It may be parafunctional habits. If problem getting worse, the severity of the problem is increasing. Call both your dentist and your physician for initial examinations. They may rx your problem(s) and/or refer you to specialists for further evaluation and testing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im 20F. I have normal levels of testosterone n dhea but very oily scalp n hair fall. Oiliness n hair fall started suddenly 2years ago and still there.
Itchy scalp: The severity, frequency and duration of an itchy scalp depend on the underlying cause. Some causes of an itchy scalp, such as dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis), can be relatively minor. However, an itchy scalp can also be due to more serious conditions, such as infection, inflammation, parasite infestation, autoimmune. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scalp pain: There are various causes of scalp pain, including trauma, headache or infection. Injuries to the head, neck, scalp, skull or brain are commonly associated with scalp pain. Headaches may cause scalp pain as the result of vascular swelling, muscular tension, or nerve pain. Scalp pain is also caused by any condition that infects or irritates the surface of the scalp itself, such as skin disorders and. ...Read more
Common.: Per Dr Jessica Wu -"it’s also a matter of your hair growing accustomed to being in one position. “The nerve endings get used to the hair being in that direction,” she said. “Then when you take your hair down, the nerve endings get stimulated again, so your scalp feels more sensitive." REF: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hair-loss-ponytail_us_58adee2ae4b057efdce88d5e ...Read more
Infection: This is possible scalp infection which requires oral antibiotics.See physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What is the cause of scalp pain after a few days of not washing your hair or putting it up in a ponytail?
Oil glands: Our hair follicles have natural oil glands which tends to keep the scalp soft, however, after couple o days it builds up to where it stiffens the roots of hair and hence the pain. ...Read more
My husband is having severe scalp pain. He has no hair and just the slightedt touch almost puts him in tears. What could be causing this to happen.
Shingles, infection: If the pain is localized to one side of the scalp, it could be shingles. If it is generalized it could be a bacterial infection. You don't specify how long this has been going on, but any severe pain, particularly in the head and neck area, should be addressed promptly. See your doctor asap. ...Read more
I m having severe scalp pain whenever I touch my hair or move it.Its been twi days but no relief evrn afrer washing my hair or even oiling it..
I have scalp pain with swollen scalp what is the cause and what doctor specialist should I go for consulting?
Scalp Pain: There are various causes of scalp pain, including trauma, headache or infection. Injuries to the head, neck, scalp, skull or brain are commonly associated with scalp pain. Headaches may cause scalp pain as the result of vascular swelling, muscular tension, or nerve pain. Scalp pain is also caused by any condition that infects or irritates the surface of the scalp itself, such as skin disorders. ...Read more
I have a sudden onset of scalp pain around the crown of my head. It is pretty severe and extremely tender to touch it is like a burning stinging?
Hard to say: You should see a dermatologist as soon as possible so a diagnosis can be made quickly. ...Read more