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Under Nails Scratch Scalp
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
I am a 35 years old female. My hair are falling rapidly and now my scalp is visible. When my hair falls there is always a white granule at its root. When I scratch my head I find many such granules under my nails. I have been using Minotop for last 4 mont
My hairdresser used her nails to scratch some parts on my scalp to remove dry flakes. Can this cause infection of diseases/bact./virus from her nail?
Severe scalp itch. Hurts a lot. Scratching causing me to bleed. Lots of whitish/yellow dusty looking stuff coming off under nails. No flakes on clothes. Head & shoulders making it worse. What to do?
Get diangosis: Suggest you be evaluated by a dermatologist who can properly diagnose your condition and then treat you appropriately,. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have some red spots on my scalp they are raised bumps, my scalp is greasy. My scalp is also very itchy and when I scratch I get white under my nail?
Why does my scalp itch? I have this once spot behind my ear on my scalp, th!t really itches. I don't scratch it that hard though but I did see a bit of blood on my nail. I wash my hair 3x a week because im trying to grow out my hair because it was damaged
Few possibilities: This can be caused by several issues. Chemical and hair products can cause irritation of the scalp. You can also just have dry scalp, atopic dermatitis(eczema), allergic reaction, and sensitive skin. There are several shamppos that can help with this. The key is to remove the offending agent(s) if they can be identified. ...Read more
I have a flaky scalp however hairdressers have stated that it is not dandruff. I have lyconplanisis and 20 nail dystropy and they say it could be rela?
Well: First of all you need to see a doctor for a diagnosis and then you can discuss treatment options ...Read more
My hair falls out a lot after my hair was washed at the salon with nails clawing at my scalp. Could their be permanent damage and will not grow back?
Only in the case of: Alopecia. And usually a stimulating scalp massage INCREASES blood flow to the scalp, and does NOT cause hair loss. Every hair goes through 3 cycles. It might be that it is just a coincidence that you go around the "falling out" cycle. Maybe next time just ask for fewer nails and more fingertips with the wash! ...Read more
I have psorisis on my nails&scalp. I'm currently on methotrexate and the results aren't anything significant. Will the parenteral medicine work better?
MTX should only be:
Used subcutaneously! You avoid the stomach and liver seeing 100's of times more because of the first pass effect of oral. Liver toxicity is lessened, as are GI issues!
There is no role for oral, a more expensive and less effective form. There are a myriads of other drugs for psoriasis! ...Read more
My scalp itch and when I check my nail there's white & black it's not lice is this normal? What is it?
Possible fungal infe: There are many causes of itchy scalp, esp dandruff and seborreic dermatitis. White stuff suggests dandruff or skin scales, but could be pus from small pimples or folliculitis. Black is less common, and may be dried blood from scratching or hair roots damaged by a fungal infection (ringworm, tinea capitus) and is associated with a patch of hair loss. Oral Rx is needed for that. Start with exam. ...Read more
Losing hair. Here is some other information. I have wounds in the scalp and it is very greasy. My nails have grooves too and I feel very stressed out?
See a dermatologist: You must be examined and questioned by a DR who is familiar with hair and nail disorders. Only then will you understand what is happening and what you can do about it. ...Read more
Have psoriasis on scalp, nails. Am on humira (adalimumab) suddenly got about 5 itchy bumps upper arm in a row. Is this psoriasis too?
It rarely is a side: Effect. Check with dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
How can I get rid of my psoriasis? Have it on my scalp, face, groin & all my finger & toenails. I've tried all the usual & now got an ingrowing toe nail
No cure exists: But there may be ways to get relief. Here are good links and a dermatologist can advise on do's ; don't's. There are patient forums too. Sorry, and good luck. Sometimes it does go into remission on its own. Check out https://www.Psoriasis. Org/ and http://www.Mayoclinic. Com/health/psoriasis/ds00193 For more info on this condition. ...Read more
Beau's lines BAD on toenails, flakey ugly finger nails, BAD diffuse scalp, eyebrow and ALL over body hair loss. 1 year worsening. Possible causes?
Beaus lines: Recommend 2nd opinion with me. You can send pictures and we can figure this out. ...Read more
Scalp itching. Painful in 2 areas. Itchy neck and vaginal itching. Underskin lump on earlobe & 3 spots on ear & swollen tragus on other ear. Noticed black dots on nails&small rash on chest. I'm iron deficient & also taking lansoprazole.
Dermatologist: Your cluster of symptoms points to a systemic disease condition. Recommend that you consult a dermatologist promptly. ...Read more
Not much: It's just an antibacterial cleanser, so it may just be a little drying to your hair. Just wash it out with your normal shampoo and add a little conditioner and you should be fine. ...Read more
I blow dry my hair for 10 minutes every night. I don't use any comb just my hand to loosen it out n dry d scalp. Is that too drying for my hair? Will it lose its shine because of that? Thanks!
Careful : Use low to medium heat too much heat for too long will damage the hair. ...Read more
Sir. My scalp was very greasy, dirty, dandruffed. My hair is very thin that it will fall(about ten strings) if i just keep my hand in my hair. Help pls.
See a dermatologist: Meanwhile, use a dandruff shampoo in the shower every day. There are many. ...Read more
Hi doctors, can you please tell me if you feel pain from touching the scalp and hair (left-hand side) is there something wrong inside the skull?
This pain is generated by something in the SCALP NOT the brain or its coverings!!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more
I have a burning pain on my hand, arm, and scalp without a rash. It hurt very bad just to touch those affected areas. What can this be?
Nerve pain: This could be multiple things however two things that comes to mind are pinched/irritated cervical nerves or less likely, multidermatomal zoster without the rash. An examination would be helpful. ...Read more
I am having rash or hives - just
hand palms and feet got cream went away, yesterday appeared hive like bumps
along hair line and on scalp?
? urticaria: may be related to a medicine or a food that you took lately, or more commonly a viral infection, you may want to take cetirizine or loratadine OTC, unless contraindicated, to help you with the symptoms. If stays longer than 6 weeks, progresses to lip / eye lids swelling, see an allergist or a dermatologist, good luck ...Read more
Hi neck issue. Feel zaps down spine & sometimes in scalp. When I tried to move hand .couldn't move it well. Felt sharp pain in spine them my upper arms twitched.?
Pinched Nerve: It sounds like pressure on one of the nerves in your neck. This could be caused by a neck injury or herniated disc Such pressure would use pain that would radiate down the rm and up the neck ...Read more
I twitched all over for a week. I feel like I have compressed nerves in left arm/hand and left leg. Now scalp is twitching 2" above left ear. Anxiety?
Twitching: The symptoms you have are very diffuse and do not correspond to any discrete neurological condition such as a stroke. Diffuse neurological symptoms can be seen with certain metabolic conditions such as kidney failure, infections, or liver disease. I doubt you have any of these and I suspect these symptoms could be due to anxiety. See your doctor for a complete work up. ...Read more
ER doc said my 18mnth old has Hand-Foot-Mouth disease but she has bumps around her mouth on hands and feet top and bottem on arms, legs,buttocks, scalp?
Tetanus: Tetanus shots are recommended every 10yrs. However, I usually recommend getting one, with an injury, if it's been more than 5yrs. With the new recommendations to get a Tdap, (tetanus, diphtheria AND pertussis) it might be the perfect opportunity to protect you and unimmunized infants, from whooping cough. This replaces the old Td. ...Read more
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