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Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Spreading rash: The location and quality of rash sounds like you have an extensive case of psoriasis. You need tobeunderthe care of a dermatologist, prefably one affiliated with a teaching institution. ...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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Is my scalp ringworm bald spot suppose be blackish purplish?

Is my scalp ringworm bald spot suppose be blackish purplish?

Hard to tell: but blackish purplish is not typical of ringworm (tinea) infection . I think you need to check with your doctor if this has been present for more than 10 days or is progressing. ...Read more

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White head bump on nipple area?

White head bump on nipple area?

Epidermoid Cyst: Epidermoid cysts represent the most common cutaneous cysts. While they may occur anywhere on the body, they occur most frequently on the face, scalp, neck, and trunk. ...Read more

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Will hairline hair grow back after scalp ringworm? I'm very worried

Will hairline hair grow back after scalp ringworm? I'm very worried

Hopefully: As long as fungus has been adequately treated and hair follicles were note scarred, hair should start to grow back after several weeks. Adequate treatment usually requires oral antifungals. ...Read more

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Can a soft tissue scalp hematoma cause facial bruising?

Can a soft tissue scalp hematoma cause facial bruising?

Yes, it can: Hematoma is a collection of blood in tissues. This blood can track down under the force of gravity or pressure to the anatomic structures below, such as the face. You want to make sure that the bruising on the face is not due to trauma to other structures. For example, raccoon eyes, bruising around the eyes, can be a sign of a basal skull fracture. Please have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Rash and soars on eyes, underarms, under breasts, groin area, behind ear, scalp line.

Rash and soars on eyes, underarms, under breasts, groin area, behind ear, scalp line.

This combination: Of symptoms could be nothing to worry about or a very, very serious condition. Go see a a dermatologist, general doc, or an eyemd _urgently_. ...Read more

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Falling hair and skin head itchiness?

Falling hair and skin head itchiness?

Many possibilities: Those are very common and nonspecific symptoms. A viral infection can do it, as can stress, various medications, and certain medical conditions. A good evaluation, including blood testing, by a physician will narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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I am experiencing scalp tenderness to touch, scalp itching and rash on scalp.

Scalp tenderness.: see a doctor. could be shingles, infection . will have to be examined. ...Read more

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Bruise on forearm with white lump in middle. Reddish-purple 2" diameter doesn't hurt, don't recall hitting it. Is it a bruise, boil? Not bite marks

Bruise on forearm with white lump in middle. Reddish-purple 2" diameter doesn't hurt, don't recall hitting it. Is it a bruise, boil? Not bite marks

See your doctor: Please see your doctor or health care provider. Lack of pain is unusual for early brusing and infection. Please do not take this lightly, although it probably is benign. ...Read more

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I've a red spot on my forehead near hair (like cherry angioma), doesn't bleed, but sensitive. I did scratch. Tight ponytails = hair loss? Skin cancer?

I've a red spot on my forehead near hair (like cherry angioma), doesn't bleed, but sensitive. I did scratch. Tight ponytails = hair loss? Skin cancer?

RED SPOT ON FOREHEAD: DEAR DOROTHY5 I AM SORRY, BUT I CANNOT SEE THIS "RED SPOT". SHOW IT TO YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR, OR BETTER YET, LET A DERMATOLOGIST CHECK IT OUT. AND I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG YOU HAVE HAD IT. ...Read more

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Circle cut near hair follicles high on my forehead scrapes skin , didn't heal normal now its a raised dark pigmented dry thick bump/scar derm apt 2mor?

Circle cut near hair follicles high on my forehead scrapes skin , didn't heal normal now its a raised dark pigmented dry thick bump/scar derm apt 2mor?

Exam needed: Hard to know without exam. How long ago was the injury? Sounds like you have a derm appointment. The derm will tell you if anything needs to be done now. Normally, one would wait up to one year to decide if scar modification is needed. Consider seeing a board certified facial plastic surgeon ...Read more

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Feels like double pulled groin , swollen , tender , warm , itchy , some bumps w/ redness , fever , body aches body chills after shaving pubic region?

Feels like double pulled groin , swollen , tender , warm , itchy , some bumps w/ redness , fever , body aches body chills after shaving pubic region?

Infection: It sounds like you developed an infection from shaving. If you're having chills you need to be seen by a doctor. The infection may have spread to your blood. Do not delay seeking medical help. ...Read more

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Does scalp lacerations hurt?

Does scalp lacerations hurt?

Yes, like any cut: Scalp lacerations look worse then they feel. Like any laceration they bleed and are painful. The scalp is very vascular (lots of blood vessels) so it tends to be very bloody. Depending on the depth of the laceration, most of these require surgical repair (done with local anesthetic- so not painful). The scalp tends to always heal beautifully. ...Read more

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Red rash behind knee; blood vessel?

Red rash behind knee; blood vessel?

Doubtful.: A rash probably is not a blood vessel unless you have a group of spider veins in that area which would give the appearance of spider legs. Varicose veins would be raised, blue and grape-like in appearance. A red rash doesn't sound like veins. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Small red bumps on scalp of head?

? folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne. If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. They are often itchy/tender and scratched at producing a small scab. They tend to come and go. There is no permanent cure, but i often treat flares with antibiotics. I would go see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Lump on back of neck rash like bruise ?

Lump on back of neck rash like bruise ?

Uncertain: 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

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Skin color bumps on my groin area?

Skin color bumps on my groin area?

Skin color bumps: Please get an appointment with your Primary doctor. He/she will listen to your concerns, examine you, and order laboratory studies and possibly xrays. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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What is a disease that causes sore spots on your scalp like bruises?

Scalp soreness: There is no disease that causes what you describe. If it is bothering you, then you need some medical diagnosis. Keep in mind that some things elude diagnosis or don't fit a particular pattern. ...Read more

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Causes of a bruised feeling itchy scalp?

Possible dermatitis: This possible dermatitis could be inching enough to make you scratch it hard enough to produce bruises. On the other hand, there are numerous causes of bruises and the skin and you need to be evaluated that if you're bruising is excessive. I'm sorry i can't solve your problem here. You need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can a soft tissue scalp hematoma cause facial bruising?

Yes, it can: Hematoma is a collection of blood in tissues. This blood can track down under the force of gravity or pressure to the anatomic structures below, such as the face. You want to make sure that the bruising on the face is not due to trauma to other structures. For example, raccoon eyes, bruising around the eyes, can be a sign of a basal skull fracture. Please have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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There is a dime size mass under the left side of my scalp but also going under the base of my skull. it feels bruised and itches. What is it from?

There is a dime size mass under the left side of my scalp but also going under the base of my skull. it feels bruised and itches. What is it from?

Needs examination: Any mass in any part of the body is a concern. It may be a simple lymph node but your doctor needs to examine this and evaluate further by ultrasound or biopsy if necessary to determine the cause of the mass ...Read more

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Skin on scalp is tender, sensitive and bit painful if touched. Hurts once in a while, in same spot. Didn't hit myself but feels like it, like a bruise?

Skin on scalp is tender, sensitive and bit painful if touched. Hurts once in a while, in same spot. Didn't hit myself but feels like it, like a bruise?

See an osteopath: It may be difficult to determine why this is happening unless it is physically examined by an osteopathic physician. They may find that there are certain structures on the skull that may be more tender than others that may be on a suture line, or edge of a bony prominence on the skull. You receive more information, once this examination is done. ...Read more

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I have a sore scalp on whole top of head feals bruised and sore if I touch my hair what could this be?

Sunburn or allodynia: First, is your scalp sunburned? if so there is your answer and I would recommend wearing a hat. If there is no sunburn and you have pain when your pain is moved or when you touch your scalp that is known as allodynia. allodynia can be a prodrome up to 24 hours before the onset of migraine and there are other causes as well. you could have occipital neuralgia. this should e discussed with your doc ...Read more

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Get horrible bruise like feelings on scalp if i tie up my hair, even loosely. Hair is falling a lot. Oilier scalp now. Blood test showed normal testost?

Get horrible bruise like feelings on scalp if i tie up my hair, even loosely. Hair is falling a lot. Oilier scalp now. Blood test showed normal testost?

food allergy is a : Cause for hair falling out. Igg food allergy testing can guide due to elimination of the foods that are causative. Best testing lab is immunolabs in fort lauderdale florida. ...Read more

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I have a quarter sized bruise on my scalp's right front. The area is bald and sometimes tha bruise is itchy and there's a slight soreness if i scratch?

I have a quarter sized bruise on my scalp's right front. The area is bald and sometimes tha bruise is itchy and there's a slight soreness if i scratch?

Bald patch: Since this bald patch has a bruise and itches at times and is occasionally sore, I recommend that your physician or dermatologist examine you to check for fungal infection, chronic trauma, alopecia areata or any other skin or scalp pathology. Your personal physician may refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had bruising on & above right eye . now i have facing constant itching above right eye.touching scalp give me sensations,vibrations,itching.

I had bruising on & above right eye . now i have facing constant itching above right eye.touching scalp give me sensations,vibrations,itching.

Bruising: Did you have an injury to cause the bruising? If so there might have been some trauma or irritation to the superficial nerves and skin at the injured site. If no injury occurred, spontaneous rupture of a vein or capillary caused the bruising and irritability. If new bruising occurs, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm anemic and I have incredibly dry and thin hair. sometimes my scalp feels sore and its like there's small bruises up there. whats happening?

I'm anemic and I have incredibly dry and thin hair. sometimes my scalp feels sore and its like there's small bruises up there. whats happening?

Anemia: anemia, especially the iron deficiency anemia may cause thin hair and hair loss. It may also cause fatigue. You should see your physician to find out the reason for your anemia. There are many different causes for anemia. Definitely let your parents know about it. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on left backside of neck. Near the ear feels like a bruise but didn't hit head, and top of scalp very tiny bumps. And a stiff neck?

I have a small lump on left backside of neck. Near the ear feels like a bruise but didn't hit head, and top of scalp very tiny bumps. And a stiff neck?

See your doctor: If you truly have a stiff neck--cannot touch your chin to your chest or move head from side to side, you must be seen urgently by your doctor or emergency room--if you have fever this becomes more urgent. If you have any scalp problems this may cause tiny bumps or if you pull your hair tight as some do for braids, this may be related. See your physician. ...Read more

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I cannot pinpoint the exact spot, but general tenderness of scalp above right ear. Not an impact or bruise, no fever. Cat sleeps in same room.?

I cannot pinpoint the exact spot, but general tenderness of scalp above right ear. Not an impact or bruise, no fever. Cat sleeps in same room.?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?

See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my scalp tender?

Inflammation, infect: The area around the roots is inflammed by bacteria, fungus etc. Psoriasis, seborrhea, follicultis or other conditions can cause swelling in the scalp and tenderness. Since this may need antibiotics or other treatment see md if medicated shampoos don't help. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

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