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Why would my scalp feel like there is fluid underneath it? It's all squishy over a large area.

Why would my scalp feel like there is fluid underneath it? It's all squishy over a large area.

Squishy scalp: Are there any other associated symptoms, like headache, or numbness/tingling in the scalp? Have you noticed clothes -like a hat- fitting tighter lately? There can be a number of endocrine as well as Dermatologic conditions giving you those symptoms, such as a thyroid condition called myxedema, or a pituitary problem, or even a rare scalp condition called lipedematous scalp. See your dermatologist ...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 use when fluid leaks from scalp???

Needs to be checked: Fluid leaking from the scalp needs to be checked as it is not normal. It may be an allergic reaction to your whatever you are putting in your hair including any dye or hair tonic. Consult your doctor or a dermatologist ...Read more

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My mum has a small cyct on her scalp size of half a pea? Just a random question why are cycts hard if there made up off fluid?

My mum has a small cyct on her scalp size of half a pea? Just a random question why are cycts hard if there made up off fluid?

Typically scalp: Cysts are also known as pilar cysts, and despite the name "cyst" they are actually made up of keratin (the stuff that hair is made of). The keratin is white and hardens when exposed to air. It fills a sac and when the sac is full it feels firm and hard. ...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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My hair n scalp gets very oily n sticky after washing. Tried all shampoos n home remedies. Nothng workd. Plz help?

My hair n scalp gets very oily n sticky after washing. Tried all shampoos n home remedies. Nothng workd. Plz help?

Avoid conditioners: You should try using a botanical shampoo ; that is a shampoo that has no chemicals in it. Do not use a hair conditioning solution afterward. Rinse your hair thoroughly afterward and then at the end rinse with cold water. Towel dry your hair as much as possible and do not use a hair dryer until your hair is completely dry. This may be helpful to you. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my skin on my scalp on the back part of my head it started off with a small bump that had clear fluid in it what shld I do?

I have a lump under my skin on my scalp on the back part of my head it started off with a small bump that had clear fluid in it what shld I do?

Duration?: If there is no soreness or pus, just give it a couple more weeks and see what happens. If there is pus or soreness, try topical antibiotic. See doctor if problem persists. ...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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I hv 0% moisture in my hair no matter how much oil I apply, my hair are super dry sticky n tangled but I do hv lots of sebum in my scalp after shower.

I hv 0% moisture in my hair no matter how much oil I apply, my hair are super dry sticky n tangled but I do hv lots of sebum in my scalp after shower.

All the oil in your: ...hair comes from the hair follicles and oil glands in the scalp. If you have long hair, the natural oils won't reach the ends of the hair shaft. To avoid drying the hair shaft, I recommend good shampooing of the scalp and the 2-3" of hair beyond it, but minimizing shampooing the rest of the hair. Blow drying, coloring & curling can also dry out the hair shaft. ...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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Purple, fluid filled sac on scalp that hangs by a thin piece of skin similar to skin tag. Sac popped when squeezed with minimal pressure?

Purple, fluid filled sac on scalp that hangs by a thin piece of skin similar to skin tag. Sac popped when squeezed with minimal pressure?

Have an exam.: This sounds strange and I can recall nothing from my experience that could explain this. A doctor could have tested the fluid for the presence of blood (a guiac test) and also cultured the fluid. Blood blisters often appear dark, but usually are not on a stalk. Sometimes there are no substitutes for an exam by touching and feeling and looking with your naked eye. ...Read more

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I had a brain tumor removed 3 weeks ago and my scalp still has a lot of fluid under it and does not seem to be going down in a hurry is this normal?

I had a brain tumor removed 3 weeks ago and my scalp still has a lot of fluid under it and does not seem to be going down in a hurry is this normal?

Likely: Fluid collections under surgical incisions (often called a 'seroma') can persist for some weeks. Your surgeon would be the person best equipped to evaluate whether your wound is healing appropriately or if the fluid might suggest an infection. ...Read more

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I hv very sticky white nodules attached to hair shaft. Its not on the scAlp n only on the hair shaft. It looks like sticky chewing gum which doesn't go?

I hv very sticky white nodules attached to hair shaft. Its not on the scAlp n only on the hair shaft. It looks like sticky chewing gum which doesn't go?

HEAD LICE: Sounds like you have NITS (Lice eggs) attached to your hair! This is very common! Get it checked out with your Primary care provider. A quick exam under the microscope probably will be conclusive!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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With the brain exposed, does someone not run the risk of fluid gathering under her scalp while sleeping?

Sleep: For the brain to be exposed to the environment it would literally mean the the skull has been exposed and the brain coverng and brain are exposed to external enviornment. (this is rare)
usually the fluid CSF is contained within a closed space and should not increase while sleeping unless there is overprouction or decreased output. ...Read more

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I think I'm allergic to hair dye, when I get it dyed I get an extremely itchy scalp and fluid filled bumps. What can I do to help the problem?

I think I'm allergic to hair dye, when I get it dyed I get an extremely itchy scalp and fluid filled bumps. What can I do to help the problem?

Adverse reaction: Hello. I am not sure if this is the response you want. But, have you considered stopping the use of hair dyes? If not, discuss with your beautician to try a different product line. ...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 boyfriend has a fluid like bump the size of a golf ball on the back of his scalp behind skin, has had head injuries now eyes roll involuntary. Why?

My boyfriend has a fluid like bump the size of a golf ball on the back of his scalp behind skin, has had head injuries now eyes roll involuntary. Why?

See Dr: There is not likely a connection between the two, but neither of these are normal and should not be ignored! See your dr, or can start with urgent care visit for history / exam and plan on how to address these. ...Read more

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Severe hair fall and oily scalp for 2years. Started suddenly. Blood tests for free testesterone, HIV n CRP are normal. White sticky residue in hair.?

Severe hair fall and oily scalp for 2years. Started suddenly. Blood tests for free testesterone, HIV n CRP are normal. White sticky residue in hair.?

Get seen: By a competent dermatologist. I'm sorry this wasn't addressed long ago. You've probably either got bad seborrhea or one of the special fungi that infect hair. It's not male hormones and ordering C-reactive protein is not informative. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Purple fluid filled sack on scalp that popped. Resembled a tick/skin tag. Now gone and doctor cannot check. Concerned of cancer. If so would it return?

Doubt Cancer: Relax. It sounds like you had a blood filled blister on ur scalp, which ruptured, and healed. It is extremely unlikely that a cancerous skin lesion would resolve spontaneously, then recur. ...Read more

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I had my thyroid taken out due to Graves' disease my scalp n back of my. Neck have been intensely itchy n now have sores tht keep leakin clear fluid h?

See your provider: Sores that leak clear fluid on your scalp or the back of your neck are not likely related to thyroid removal or Graves disease, and being examined by your healthcare provider rapidly is the most direct way to determine what IS the cause of these lesions. ...Read more

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Small red raised areas/blisters on scalp. Mostly at the crown area. Cluster. Started out like bee sting when touched fluid was there. Pin head in si?

Scalp lesion: This may be an infection e.g. A staph infection. You need medical attention. See your doctor for examination. Meanwhile use a medication neosporin oint on area three times per day until you can be seen, as soon as possible. Go to walk in clinic if you cannot see your doctor. ...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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What causes scabby scalp?

What causes scabby scalp?

Head sores: Treating sores of the scalp depends on the cause, of which there are many. Eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, fungal/bacterial infection, parasitic infestation, chemical irritation, chronic scratching/tic disorder, etc. Etc. Your healthcare practitioner or dermatologist can help you sort this out! ...Read more