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What do you suggest if my scalp is bright orange! Why is my scalp orange?

What do you suggest if my scalp is bright orange! Why is my scalp orange?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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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I have what looks like a freckel in my scalp a liitle more orange looking abiut 3mm by 3mm flat, I am having it checked in two weeks, melanoma?

I have what looks like a freckel in my scalp a liitle more orange looking abiut 3mm by 3mm flat, I am having it checked in two weeks, melanoma?

Probably not: This is probably not melanoma but it is good that you are having it checked out particularly if it is new or if you think it has changed. Any lesion that is a-asymmetric, b- has irregular borders, c- has color variation, or d- looks different (is changing) should be considered suspicious. ...Read more

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Cluster of bumps Under skin on crown of scalp. Squeeze one to see if it was pimple and orange fluid came out. Could be? And what to do for it?

Keep hair washed.: Bumps on the scalp can be sebolytic bumps that are filled with scalp oils Main cause is seborrheic dermatitis. Treatment is by simply frequent hair wash with antiseptic shampoos. SOME OF THESE CONTAIN SALICYLIC ACID AND BENZYL PEROXIDE. Teatree oil has been written up as being useful. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp, prob no hair lice.orange like freckle like non raised spots and scaling too, comments would be appreciated. Thanks?

Itchy scalp, prob no hair lice.orange like freckle like non raised spots and scaling too, comments would be appreciated.  Thanks?

Itchy Scalp: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back. Treatment is with T-gel shampoo and prescription strength cortisone. ...Read more

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Which shampoo do I use if scalp is itchy, sore, bleeding(yellow, orange), I have atopic dermatitis and also had difficult time after dying my hair?

Which shampoo do I use if scalp is itchy, sore, bleeding(yellow, orange), I have atopic dermatitis and also had difficult time after dying my hair?

Fragrance free: You need to use a fragrance free shampoo, but you also need to have your scalp looked at by a dermatologist as you need to treat the ongoing problem with your skin. ...Read more

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I have a small white crusty flaky hard bump at the back of my scalp, what should I do?

I have a small white crusty flaky hard bump at the back of my scalp, what should I do?

Skin growth: Could be a benign lesion called a seborrheic keratosis but it the lesions grows, bleeds gets painful or changes you should have it checked. As you should with any skin lesion. ...Read more

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Small crusty white patch on back of scalp for 6+ months. Had before but most went away. Can't get info dr for 3 weeks. Should I be worried?

Ok to wait 3 weeks: Hi
No worries. It's a little hard to say exactly what you have without being able to see the white patch, but what you are describing seems to be ok to wait for the 3 weeks. I definitely understand your concern but please be assured that being seen in a clinic is the best thing. Even if you go to an ER, the will still refer you to be seen in clinic. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What is this crusty lump on my scalp and why is it hurting?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do for dry crusty patches in the scalp?

Coal tar shampoo: Shampoos containing coal tar preparations are helpful for patchy scalp areas. ...Read more

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I have several white crusty hard bumps on my scalp I can pick them off and it just looks like skin they will hurt and grow back by the next day or so.

I have several white crusty hard bumps on my scalp I can pick them off and it just looks like skin they will hurt and grow back by the next day or so.

Seborrheic Dermatiti: Seborrhea dermatitis is often associated with redness, scaling, and crusting. Seborrhea also can affect other parts of the body, including the face, chest and upper back. Treatment options include application of selenium sulfide, pyrithione zinc or ketoconazole-containing shampoos, topical ketoconazole cream or terbinafine solution, topical sodium sulfacetamide and topical corticosteroids. ...Read more

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I have small crusty bumps on my scalp. I can pick them off by scrapping with finger or comb. What could it be?

I have small crusty bumps on my scalp. I can pick them off by scrapping with finger or comb. What could it be?

You can: Usually seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. A dermatologist will help you. Meanwhile, you can get 3% salicylic acid (T-Sal, others) shampoo. Apply a few drops of water to the crusts, then a drop of shampoo. Get in shower a few hours later and wash out. Tar shampoo is favored by many but smells of tar. ...Read more

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The sunburn on my nose turned into an orange crusty layer and im very scared please help me

The sunburn on my nose turned into an orange crusty layer and im very scared please help me

Not cancer: Sunburns are burns & the skin can bubble up and create an odd crust. That disruption of the skin barrier can also let local skin germs get in, so at worst this could be infected. It is not a cancer. ...Read more

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I have a crusty yellowish cut on my scalp with a big red spot around it and I do not know how it got there.

I have a crusty yellowish cut on my scalp with a big red spot around it and I do not know how it got there.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however it does not seem dangerous. You may watch and wait. If it does not heal in 7-10 days, it would be prudent to see a doctor.
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Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Crusty bumps on scalp; what are they? I'm an 87 year- old man, been sick; when I cut my hair, there seems to be a crust on the scalp.

Crusty bumps on scalp; what are they? I'm an 87 year- old man, been sick; when I cut my hair, there seems to be a crust on the scalp.

Scabs on scalp: These may be scabs, clusters of dried blood leaking from small wounds on the scalp, or they may be scales, thick chunks of dead skin like dandruff. Try using medicated shampoos, like head and shoulders, selsun blue and t gel, and wash his hair, for ten minutes a time, every day, alternating shampoos. Then rub a small amount of Hydrocortisone lotion into his scalp. If not better, see a skin doc. ...Read more

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I was told by my dermatologist that I have mild psoriasis I have watery spots on my scalps, is there anything that would help it turns crusty ad welll?

I was told by my dermatologist that I have mild psoriasis I have watery spots on my scalps, is there anything that would help it turns crusty ad welll?

Psoriasis : Olive oil applied to the scalp may soften the thick scale associated with psoriasis, allowing shampoos such as t-sal or t — gel and prescription topical corticosteroids to work more effectively. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What's the best shampoo for getting rid of crusty bump on scalp?

Maybe none: A chronic skin issue on the scalp needs to be evaluated. It could be caused by several issues including psoriasis. ...Read more

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Had a scalp biopsy for a suspicious crusty lesion today using a 4mm punch. Dr said stitches were not necessary and only cauterized... Is this ok?

Had a scalp biopsy for a suspicious crusty lesion today using a 4mm punch.  Dr said stitches were not necessary and only cauterized... Is this ok?

Punch biopsies: Skin lesions are often biopsied using small cylindrical blades as they get good full thickness samples and leave little scarring. Punch tools less than 4 mm do not need to be stritched and in fact a stitch might accentuate any scar that forms. ...Read more

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I've been getting dry itchy scalp and chunks of brown crusty stuff that gets stuck to my scalp and hair. I have exzema. And it smells bad

I've been getting dry itchy scalp and chunks of brown crusty stuff that gets stuck to my scalp and hair. I have exzema. And it smells bad

Infection: Eczema patients are prone to staphylococcal infections. The presence of the smell and appearance of the brown crust strongly suggests the pathogenic bacterium staphylococcus aureus. Consult with your physician for the evaluation including skin culture, and appropriate treatment of the eczema and the infection. ...Read more

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I had these scabs on my face while back. Looked like pimples. They would scab with crusty gold/orange color. Itch a little. Wat was this?

Facial rash: I am very fond of telling people that the main tool that a dermatologist has to use in his or her practice is their eyeballs! That means that you should have this problem looked at by dermatologist personally. Scabs on the face could be due to 100 different problems in dermatology. Bottom line? You need to be seen by dermatologist! ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy, inflammed and crusty scalp which has moved to my forehead, ears and neck my dr prescribed nizerol but it's not working help!

I have extremely itchy, inflammed and crusty scalp which has moved to my forehead, ears and neck my dr prescribed nizerol but it's not working help!

Seborrhea: It could be seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. Your dr. Have you a rx that is an antifungal which may help in cases of seborrhea. You should visit a dermatologist who may feel more comfortable and has experience diagnosing and treating skin problems. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse, folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help, or autoimmune process. Or food intolerence- gluten, milk . Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat orange seeds?

Is it okay to eat orange seeds?

Neutral: Orange seeds are commonly ingested when seeded oranges are eaten. They cause not harm; will be digested if chewed and may pass unchanged as intact seeds. In no case will they do anything to your body. ...Read more

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What are five medicinal uses of orange?

What are five medicinal uses of orange?

Medicinal, etc: 1) Orange Juice; 2) Orange Julius; 3) Deoderant; 4) Extract will clean dirt and kill roaches; 5) Most important: Screwdriver ...Read more