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What Causes Head Scabs
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
Healing: Any injury to the scalp will eventually try to heal. Dried blood, mixed with died cells form a layer on the wound surface known as scab. Beneath it a new skin is formed and the scab will eventually fall off the normal skin. It works as a shied, basically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to see Doctor: Itchy scalp is due to an inflammatory reaction on the scalp.It is a common problem among adults.It can be caused by 1seborrhic dermatitis which cause dandruff 2hypothyroidism 3lupus erythematotus 4scalp infections with fungi and bacteria 5allergy to shampoos or hair dyes/dressings a persistant itchy scalp needs to be examined and evaluated by your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more
Right side head pain: One sided head pain behind one's eye could be migraine. But you should see a physician and get a medical diagnosis as it could be a medical condition that requires treatment or further diagnostic evaluation. If it is migraine, stress management therapy, biofeedback and/or medication are treatment possibilities. ...Read more
Need Evaluation: The tip may burn if there is an infection in the urethra, the urine is concentrated, there is an abrasion of cut at the tip (sometimes occurs when the exposed tip of the penis rubs against something rough, something is placed inside of the urethra, or during rough or prolonged masturbation or sex), the excretion of certain chemicals in the urine, etc. ...Read more
Seborrhea: There are many causes, but the most common is seborrhea (or seborrheic dermatitis), especially if your scalp is also dry and/or itchy. A good anti-seborrheic shampoo like selsun blue, plus otc Hydrocortisone cream, should control it. If not, something else is going on and you should see a dermatologist for an in-person exam. ...Read more
Inflamed follicles: Often a result of plugged skin oil glands or hair follicles which can lead to pimples and small skin cysts. Recommend seeing dermatologist to recommend antibacterial soap and surface care to reduce the oil secretions and keep the area low in bacteria. Do not squeeze, pick or try to remove them by yourself. This may lead to scarring and worsening infections. ...Read more
Milia: These are probably tiny cysts called milia however you should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to make sure this is the problem. ...Read more
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