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Why Are My Eyelashes Crusty
Blepharitis: The crusting could be a type of inflammation called "blepharitis" or it could be an eye infection. The lashes may be falling out because of the blepharitis, or it may be a sign of an underactive thyroid. You would need to have an eye physician check your crusting eyelids, and you might need a simple blood test to check your thyroid. ...Read more
4 mo old baby wakes up with green crusty d/c in eyelashes. Scleras are clear. Conjunctivitis maybe? Possible dx?
My son is 17 months and either right before he gets sick or right as the illness goes away he develops these bumps on his head. They ooze and become crusty. They become fairly large. A lot of the time they pop up right next to each other. Usually there wi
Crusty Bumps...: In a toddler with crusty oozy bumps we always think of impetigo, a skin infection from staph or strep bacteria. Does he get fever? Are these recurring? Anyone with resistant staph in the family? Any recent antibiotic use? Photos, more detailed history in a prime visit might steer you in the right direction. ...Read more
My 1 year old has a few crusty pusty bumps in his head in diffrent areas. What is this call and do I do?
My 1 year old has a few crusty pusty bumps in his head in diffrent areas. What is this call and what do I do?
Get child examined: Have the child's pediatrician look at it. It is impossible to be specific without being able to exam the area. ...Read more
Water heater rusted out, caused terrible dandruff & crusty sores on head. Month after new heater, still not getting better. What do I do?
See doc: You will need to see a local doc to discuss it with him. Not sure whether it is all heater related or not, but it's important for you to be seen. ...Read more
On the bottom right in my hair I have loads of crusty yellow stuff in my head, when I pick it off puss comes off and it's quite painful. What is this?
Impetigo: A superficial infection of the skin. You should consult a physician for antibiotics as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I have dark brown areas on my head and tummy. Sometime they get crusty. Never itchy. Do you know what causes this and how to cure it?
Unknown: From your description it is unclear. You neglected to mention how dark your complexion is. If you are scratching these areas a lot, this could cause darkening. This could also be a form of eczema. I would not try to lighten then per se but there are lighteners available See a derm doctor before trying to do this on your own. ...Read more
My partner has this bump on his penis that comes and goes and when it comes it on the same spot and its hard & crusty & on the head of the penis?
White crusty scab on the right side of the head of the penis should I be worried? Or is bad hygine
Both?: If you are not keeping clean, then hygiene could delay healing. More suspcious for an std or related genito-urinary infection. It should be evaluated by a dr. Many health dept's have free / low-cost "std clinics" set up which can do exam and testing discretely. ...Read more
Penis head & foreskin has dried up and become sort of crusty, the foreskin itself feels loose and not as tight to the head as usual, there is no pain?
Possible infection: Must be seen and examined in order to prescribe medication. Please make an appointment with your PC for an exam. ...Read more
Last week I felt like things were crawling on me. I had spots in my head chills swelled ankles crusty feeling in my ears and nose crusty ears and nose?
Wow!: That must have been very uncomfortable. Were you on any medications then that you are no longer on? It sounds like your symptoms may be resolved now. If not, please resubmit question with an update. It sounds like a medication side effect to me, other than the crusting, which I didn't understand what you meant there. ...Read more
I just noticed an ache in the right side, back of my head and a bump. My right ear behind is crusty and scabbed, bump hurts when touched. Infection?
Eyelash growth: This depends upon the type of loss. If cut, burned, or by chemo, or otherwise lost with preservation of the lash roots, then the lashes will grow back. If lost from lid destruction or severe disease like advanced eczema, then regrowth might be spotty or not at all. ...Read more
Fake Eyelash Warning: While generally considered safe, the popular repeated use of glued-on lash extensions and false strip lashes CAN cause problems. Over time, if not carefully removed, glued-on lashes can cause 'traction, ' pulling out your existing eyelashes and causing damage. "Eyelash Traction Alopecia" is a common cause of permanent eyelash loss which can only be repaired with an eyelash transplant. Google it! :) ...Read more
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