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Sevr scalp itch w lrg dry patches, bleed if peeled. Tried OTC shampoos & a topical cortisone liquids. No relief & can't use immune meds do to liver.?

Sevr scalp itch w lrg dry patches, bleed if peeled. Tried OTC shampoos & a topical cortisone liquids. No relief & can't use immune meds do to liver.?

Psoriasis: Sounds like psoriasis and you are miserable! prescription products like at taclonex solution or dermasmoothe oil should be helpful. ...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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Have 3 flu hemangiomas on liver.As adult only I'm getting lots of small red spots filled with blood all over body, face and scalp. Due to liver? Name?

Have 3 flu hemangiomas on liver.As adult only I'm getting lots of small red spots filled with blood all over body, face and scalp. Due to liver? Name?

Probably nothing: If the red spots on your skin are cherry hemangiomas / "Campbell de Morgan spots", relax, they mean absolutely nothing. Maybe one person has a hemangioma or two or three in the liver and it's a non-issue itself -- a Gorbachev birthmark, a curiosity. Be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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I am 17 yrs old, a hep b patient, and I have itchy scalp.Hair is thinning and falling.What should I do.Can i take triofer tablets without liver problem?

I am 17 yrs old, a hep b patient, and I have itchy scalp.Hair is thinning and falling.What should I do.Can i take triofer tablets without  liver problem?

Consult dermatologst: You need to see your doctor or a dermatologist as you are only 17 years old and there is a scalp problem and you may need local treatment which is safe even with hep b.Probably seborrhic dermattits or others. ...Read more

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I've had abdomanolol pain back pain headaches high liver enzymes fever vomiting rash today found tick in scalp Rocky Mountain fever am I gonna die?

I've had abdomanolol pain back pain headaches high liver enzymes fever vomiting rash today found tick in scalp  Rocky Mountain fever am I gonna die?

See a doctor: If you have high fever, you should see a doctor. If you do not have a doctor, go to the nearest hospital emergency room for a check up and treatment, as soon, as possible. ...Read more

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Mouth ulcers, cyst-like lumps at vagina entrance, slow-healing sores on scalp and on buttocks that leave round scars, always feel unwell ?

Mouth ulcers, cyst-like lumps at vagina entrance, slow-healing sores on scalp and on buttocks that leave round scars, always feel unwell ?

Behcet's disease?: Though your symptoms can be caused by many different conditions, the first thing that came into my head was behcet's disease. See the following for more info:
http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/behcets-disease/ds00822. ...Read more

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What can cause sores in your scalp?

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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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?

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?

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 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?

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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Do you have to remove pillar cysts on the scalp or is it safe to leave it alone if it's not bothering you?

Do you have to remove pillar cysts on the scalp or is it safe to leave it alone if it's not bothering you?

PILAR CYSTS: PILAR USUALLY OCCUR IN THE SCALP.
THEY ARE MOSTLY BENIGN (FRIENDLY).
THEY ARE RELATIVELY EASY TO CUT OUT.
DERMATOLOGISTS OFTEN SEE THESE AND REMOVE THEM. ...Read more

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The ingredient Ceteareth 20 is in my hair conditioner, Is it bad to leave this ingredient on my scalp? I heard it's a skin perpetrator.

The ingredient Ceteareth 20 is in my hair conditioner, Is it bad to leave this ingredient on my scalp? I heard it's a skin perpetrator.

Penetrator: This is safe as long as there are no toxic contaminants. It is not toxic itself but facilitates absorption of various molecules deeper into skin. If it is a brand from an established company it should be safe. ...Read more

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If you leave an inflamed scalp untreated can it affect other parts of your skin throughtout your body? I have inflamed scalp now my skin is itchy.

If you leave an inflamed scalp untreated can it affect other parts of your skin throughtout your body? I have inflamed scalp now my skin is itchy.

Common cause: Whatever is causing the skin on your scalp to be itchy may also be causing your skin elsewhere to itch . See your doctor to find out. ...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

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Are sores on scalp from a food allergy?

Are sores on scalp from a food allergy?

Probably Not: "Sores" on the scalp are not typical food allergy manifestation. ...Read more

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How long should you leave psoriasis foam on your scalp before you can rinse your hair?

Put on after shower: Its better to put psoriasis foam (olux i'm assuming) on after you have washed your hair and to leave it on longer, perhaps over night or all day. ...Read more