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My scalp has been oozing a clear liquid. What could be wrong?

My scalp has been oozing a clear liquid. What could be wrong?

Scalp: It could be allergy or infection. Either you can see your doctor or re post the question with a picture. ...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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What to do if I have painful oozing eczema on my 5 year olds scalp. Help!?

What to do if I have painful oozing eczema on my 5 year olds scalp. Help!?

Sign of Infection: Infection- visit primary doctor for any evidence of yellow crusting open lesions to make sure there is no underlying infection. These infections may be treated with either topical antibiotics such as bactroban (mupirocin) and may even need oral antibiotic course. ...Read more

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What could cause painful, oozing eczema on my 5 year olds scalp? What should I do?

What could cause painful, oozing eczema on my 5 year olds scalp? What should I do?

Sign of Infection: Infection- visit primary doctor for any evidence of yellow crusting open lesions to make sure there is no underlying infection. These infections may be treated with either topical antibiotics such as bactroban (mupirocin) and may even need oral antibiotic course. ...Read more

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Clear liquid oozing from scalp. Is it scalp infection?

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Clear liquid oozing from scalp. Is it scalp infection?

Possible but: Without knowing more details, it would be hard to tell. If you do find pus coming out, then an infection is likely. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my scalp that is oozing yellowish fluid. It is raised like a scab. What could it be?

I have a sore on my scalp that is oozing yellowish fluid. It is raised like a scab. What could it be?

Boils: That are found on the scalp are annoying and are caused by an infection that occurs in the hair follicles. The best way to get rid of boils is an antibacterial soap which will get rid of all the bacteria. If the condition still persist after 7 days visit your physician for the biopsy test. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Abrasion: Scratching or rubbing will strip off the surface of the skin. Think about the time you fell on your hand or knee. If it fails to heal, or if it continues to itch, a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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My husband has dry scalp on top of his head it is now oozing a clear liquid. And I his doc. Thinks its from not wearing a hat during the summer. It itches and he keeps irritating it

My husband has dry scalp on top of his head it is now oozing a clear liquid. And I his doc. Thinks its from not wearing a hat during the summer. It itches and he keeps irritating it

This: This may be actinic changes due to sun exposure. Initial sun damage can be manifested by dry scaly patches. If he is scratching this area it may be "weeping" or producing a serous discharge. You husband should be evaluated by a dermatologist because sun damage could lead to skin cancer. Recommend that he use sun screen with a spf of 45 and wear a hat. ...Read more

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My scalp is sore only in one spot, it has a yellow fluid oozing out and some red. My neck has a itchy burning rash on the same side?

My scalp is sore only in one spot, it has a yellow fluid oozing out and some red. My neck has a itchy burning rash on the same side?

Shingles?: Please see a doctor. It sounds like you may have shingles, and medicines can reduce symptom duration and prevent complications. You may have a bacterial infection called impetigo. This would require a special prescription ointment. Only a medical provider can tell you for sure. ...Read more

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Ozzing sore on scalp any meds to clear up?

Ozzing sore on scalp any meds to clear up?

This could be bad: See a doctor and have lesion evaluated to make sure you don't have a skin cancer. ...Read more

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I have sever headaches one side of my head is larger from swellingmy scalp started oosing a sticky substance then crusted over and then hair fell out?

Scalp problems: Typically acquired asymmetry of the head after the age of about 8 years, indicates either a neoplasm or bone disease of the skull. But symptoms you describe are more suggestive of scalp involvement (in or below the epidermis (superficial skin tissue). Hair loss and oozing would not likely occur from pure bony involvement. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could I do about itchy sores on my scalp?

What could I do about itchy sores on my scalp?

See PMD: It can be folliculitis.......Bacterial/ fungal. Rt DX and treatment needed. Minimise hair care product, particularly coloring agents, see the coomb/ brush is clean. ...Read more

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Why would I have sores that are red on my scalp?

? Folliculitis: It is possible that you have scalp folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicle). However, this should be examined to give you a more correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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My daughter is 4 she has really big sores on her scalp. What could these be?

My daughter is 4 she has really big sores on her scalp. What could these be?

Infection likely: This is likely an infection from fungus or bacteria.It could also be a secondary problem related to head lice. An office visit would be worthwhile. Keeping the hair as clean as possible until you can get in will help. ...Read more

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I have sores all over my scalp which are painful and bleed what could cause this?

Scalp Folliculitis: Scalp folliculitis is an infection or irritation of the hair follicle on the scalp. Folliculitis can occur anywhere on the body where hair follicles are present, usually anywhere except the palms and soles. Common places where folliculitis develops are the scalp, underarms, and legs. Treatment is with antibacterial shampoos and oral antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or monodox. ...Read more

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I have recently had sores on my scalp at first I thought it was dandruff but it getting worse?

May not be dandruff: Sores on the scalp fit more with folliculitis (inflammation around the follicles). There could be many reasons for this. If they are painful, I would recommend starting with a salicylic acid shampoo (like Neutrogena T sal shampoo). If the sores persist, I would strongly recommend an evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting sick from sores on scalp. Been on antubodiac, they go away, go off, they come back andi get worse each time.?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to say much about without seeing. Infection (folliculitis, impetigo, boils) or allergy (reaction to shampoo, sun, eczema) are the two broad categories most likley to cause scalp problems ...Read more

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What can cause sores in your scalp?

Scalp Sores: Scalp sores can develop from many skin conditions or as a symptom of a scalp infection. Bacteria, germs and some types of fungus can infect the scalp. Most scalp sores localize to certain areas of the scalp but some may cause widespread outbreaks. ...Read more

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I have painful oozing sores in my head what could it be?

I have painful oozing sores in my head what could it be?

Infectious: Painful oozing sores could be caused by several issues, most often infectious, such as infected sebaceous cysts/scalp cysts/abscesses/boils/folliculitis/carbuncles, etc, etc. See the Dr. For an official diagnosis, so the best treatment can occur. Good luck. ...Read more

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Head has oozing sores. Is there an OTC product I can use?

Head has oozing sores. Is there an OTC product I can use?

OOZING HEAD SORES: SEE A DOCTOR!
I DOUBT IF ANY OTC PRODUCT WILL WORK.
I HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN THIS PROBLEM, I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG ITS BEEN THERE, PLEASE SEE A DOCTOR.
DO YOU HAVE A FEVER?
ARE YOU A FEMALE OR A MALE?
DO NOT WAIT!
IT MAY TURN OUT TO BE SERIOUS. . . ...Read more

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What is causing sores on my head? Scalp is itching and flaking

There: There are several possibilities, but it sounds most likely like psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis which are red, scaly, flaky conditions of the scalp. Perhaps first try treatment with otc shampoos like nizoral, (ketoconazole) selsun blue or coal tar. If those don't work, consider prescription treatments with steroid shampoos/foams/oil treatments. Another option would be small injections of steroid into each sore (assuming you just have a few). For those with severe involvement, oral medications might be necessary and can help. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My daughter scratches sores in her scalp?

Itchy scalp: Two things come to mind right off, head lice and ringworm. If the sores are round with raised edges and her hair is falling out it is probably ringworm and needs to be treated with an antifungal medication by mouth. Head lice can cause itching and sores also and again, until treated it doesn't get better. Take her to see her pediatrician so she can get some relief. ...Read more

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What should I do if my daughter is a juvenile diabetic with sores on her scalp?

Seek med advice: Sores on scalp in a diabetic might mean that her sugar control may not have been optimal and she might also need antibiotics for the sores. Poorly controlled diabetes caused poor wound healing. So see doctor. ...Read more

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I have a few scalp sores due to tight braids. What should I do to make them heal?

Undo braids: You must undo your braids for the present time and allow the skin tissues to heal. The tight braids decrease your skin circulation and often allow skin infections to develop. Please undo your braids and massage your scalp with a mild shampoo. If you see any infections, you need to see a physician to treat them.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Sores on head since 2009, bleed, painful, only on top of scalp have been to all speciali no answetssts?

Biopsy results?: There could be recurrent deep folliciuliyts which is chronic. Blood tests will be normal but the biopsy can be indicative of problem. Treatments to date need to be reviewed to plan new treatment to suppress problem. ...Read more

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Develop sores in head/scalp after taking 800 mg ibu 2x/day & over time. Feels as though nerve endings reach down into my head/cause travelling pain.?

Develop sores in head/scalp after taking 800 mg ibu 2x/day & over time. Feels as though nerve endings reach down into my head/cause travelling pain.?

Dermatolo. Can check: If a person is getting sores on the scalp, a primary care doctor or a dermatologist (skin doctor) can check to see if there is a bacterial infection such as folliculitis. If there is an infection, oral antibiotics may be needed. If the doctor thinks there is some relationship to some Ibuprofen the patient is taking, the doctor will likely switch to another pain or inflammation medication. ...Read more

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My scalp was itching like crazy and got sores from scratching so I washed my scalp with ivory bar soap and it stopped. Why is that? Washing stops it.

Itching: If you are sweating a lot the scalp can get very irritated and inflamed. But sometimes the scalp get inflamed from just being dry. Medicated shampoos help (like neutrogena t gel or Nizoral (ketoconazole) which are over the counter). If this does not help, I suggest being evaluated for dermatitis along the scalp which is a common and treatable condition.
Hope that helps. ...Read more