Scalp sore scab

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I have a pencil eraser size scab on my scalp. It is sore to touch and is also raised. It looks yellow and scabby and when I peel it off it is very sore. I have been bleaching my hair all summer which I thought might be the cause. All over the right side of my head I have spots that occasionally burn or itch for a second or two then stop. But there is one specific spot that is a large scab that will not go away and is sore. Please help.
itchy scalp at the base right before the top of my neck starts it itches uncontrollably and when i scratch it i feel these scab like feeling things and they come out they could be my scalp but it also oozes after they come off and they are white and bumpy? what is this!?
There is a sandy-grainy like build up on my scalp This is also accompanied by an itch. Even after I wash my hair, the grainy like build up is still there. It is NOT flaky what so ever. My hair has also started to fall out and at the end of my hair, a white little grain is at the end. Hair will not stop falling out. I have gotten blood tests at a dermatology office and everything was normal. I also have tried about very type of zinc pyrithione shampoo, at the highest concentrations.
What is it on scalp if you have itchy bumps that burn and scab over? Ie tried medicaid shampoo but doesn't help. What could this be?
If she goes swimming or washes her hair too often the scab washes away leaving an oozing sore. I thought that it was some kind of fungal or bacterial infection and am pretty sure that it isn't ring worm as it really doesn't look like ring worm at all (brother and friends had it when little from playing in old grazing land) Any suggestions would be helpful.
It just produced a scab and I kept picking on the scab ever since and even save the scabs in an envelope which I hide in one of my jacket pockets in my closet. To me, this is like removing "the cancer" from my body. The bigger the scab i can remove, the better i feel. Sometimes, I go over my saved scabs and examine them, esp the large ones. I've been wanting to burn them to save me the humiliation of someone discovering them after I die.
area of my scalp-it first began however with just an extremely sore little area on my scalp and then the area grew to about the size of a baseball and the bumps came...
If it wasn't for the real pain of these lesions, I couldn't care less about pulling out the hair inside the lesions. When I do go into remission and my scalp is asymptomatic, I NEVER touch my scalp and couldn't care less about hair pulling. I NEVER said my follicules were infected, but the big, unanswered question is still what causes these very real and painful lesions? By the way, two of my dermatologists including Dr.
we HAVE to fix that first, or we'll pick weather theres a scab or not (i've picked my scalp and MADE my own sore so i could pick it). just my two-cents.
Do you have a scalp cyst? I did for about ten years until recently. It felt like a marble under my scalp, about two inches above my left ear. Dr. said don't worry about it (scar tissure, benign cyst, etc.) Well, it decided to erupt one morning not long ago, for no apparent reason. All this white creamy stuff oozed out when I touched it. Then I smashed some more out. It was the consistency of toothpaste. Great, I thought. It finally popped. Wrong. This was just stage one.
Hi, Some differentials will be eczematous diseases without excoriations like seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, fungal infections,bacterial infections like folliculitis. A dry scab that appears to bleed when the scab is scratched off may be one of the signs of psoriasis. However, a physician needs to see this just to confirm the diagnosis. Keep us posted. Good Luck!
I just started to get sores on my scalp along my part in my hair and along my temples on the right side temple? the hair around the sore on my scalp is coming out? it will scab then come back won't go away it started about six or seven months ago!! what is it?
I also have a similar problem, on the back of my scalp just above my hair line, I have dry and sometimes itchy sores which scab and flake.
I have noticed a small (thumbe size) of baldness, hair missing on my scalp. I was told it could possibly be ring-worm, but I don't see a "red" ring on the empty little spot. Please let me know what you all think a.s.a.p. THANK YOU!
not an insect bite. No swelling. Not in contact with eyeglasses. Sore attempts to heal and scab over, but never permanently resolves. Any suggestions what this might be, and how to treat? Thank you...
This may not be true in all cases but they usually present as reddish rash that may eventually thicken and scab. Also, seborrheic dermatitis may present with an oily or greasy scale or flake. The underlying cause for seborrheic dermatitis is not very clear although stress seemed to have been associated with it. Would you note similar lesions in other parts of the body (scalp, area near the navel, chest)? Any problems with your nails? Any one in the family with similar lesions ?
The scalp sores can be due to perifolliculitis scalp. It is characterised by small, very itchy pustules within the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. The scalp should be washed with a mild normal shampoo as often as desired. Antidandruff shampoos containing antifungal agents such as ketoconazole or ciclopirox are sometimes helpful. Apart from that you need topical and oral antibiotics, antihistamines, oral steroids and topical tretinoin.
On my scalp in one localized spot there was itching and red bumps some small and one a little bit bigger and was pink in color. Itches bad sometimes and sore when touched with anything! About the second day I was itching it and pressing on it, it felt a little wet and oily, so then I guess I spread what ever it was and the red bumps appeared and was pink. So I put acne pimple cream on the area hoping that is was a pimple and that I could pop the "caca" out of it but(sadly)no.
Tonight when I was combing my 4 year old's hair after her bath, I noticed a small red sore with a light colored pink ring around it. The sore was located about two inches above her hairline straight up from the base of her neck and is about the size of a pencil eraser. I checked the rest of her head and body, but did not find any other sores. At first I thought it might be a ringworm, but after looking at several pictures on the internet, I am not sure.
Three days ago I started feeling like whatever this was is now in my skin (I'm certain of it), It's under the skin on my face, my scalp, my back, my toes, and my feet. I can feel it crawling in and out of my anus at times also. Went to the dermatoligist today and of couse he says it's my imagination, some people get it. He's subscribed me some DEXEPIN for depression. :( Funny thing is I'm not depressed, my life was quite good until this bug showed up.
There is a scab over it though. Now, there's another pimple-like sore a few inches away, but thankfully not on my genitalia. I am paranoid thinking that it's herpes and have an STD screening scheduled in a week and a half but I'm debating going to a walk-in clinic. The last two times that I've had sex, I became very wet and it was all quite sweaty. I'm hoping that it's a minor bacterial thing or maybe the fact that I do shave.
I also have a fever and sore throat with sone white spots in the only risk giving oral sex unpritected. I took a ora quik test 2 days ago and it came out negative . of this ars should my test showed positive .
I had several skin cancers pop up on my scalp, usually a white crusty scab that never heals and gradually get worse and begins to bleed. I used muratic acid on skin cells, they usually make a small sore and go away even if deep, heal from inside and not leave a scar. The last two spot i treated in past two years has caused shingles to flare up on scalp back of head, right side and face. Last time it turned into ramsey hunt syndrome.
A few days ago I noticed a sore, reddish swollen lump on my left inner thigh, right along my bikini line. It has since gotten larger (about the size of a nickel, and more elongated now). It only feels sore if I press on it or rub against it. It seems like a soft lump that moves around with the skin. Last night I applied a warm washcloth to it for about 30 minutes, which made it feel better. Could this be a swollen lymph node, or maybe an ingrown hair?
Currently I have these spots on my scalp. They number around 15-20 and are about 1/2 the circumference of a pencil eraser, are dry and feel like a scab but don't hurt. I began with one larger sore a few years ago, about four inches above my hairline on the back of my head. My GP thought it might be basal cell carcinoma. The rest of my scalp is comprised of dry, flaky skin that can be scraped off with my finger nails. I also have dry patches one each temple but no sores anywhere else on my body.
For the last few weeks I have been suffering from incredibly sensitive eyes/eyelids which are red, dry and sore, similar to sunburn. I initially thought it was because of some cheap make-up remover wipes that I used to take off my mascara. Although I had been using them for a while, they soon started to sting and burn the area around my eyes whenever I used them. The use of any eye make-up other than mascara would result in a stinging sensation, which varied in terms of severity.
Lately I've noticed the patch getting slightly lighter and some parts of my head I get little sore spot that scab and when the scab falls off there is no hair where the scab used to be, these little spots are DIFFERENT to the patches i developed in 2007 and there are a lot more of them (approx 30-40 patches) but they are much smaller this time, I also noticed strange almost transparent hair growing just above my lip but under my moustache.
6 weeks after receiving oral sex, I developed a small white scab near the head of my penis. I was puzzled how this scab could form without a blister which never developed. The scab took about 4 weeks to heal (although, you could still see remants of it)I must also mention that the scab was never painful. Does this sound like a herpes sore or another skin irritation? Also, if this is herpes, would it be considered to be HSV1 on the genitals.
I have also tried the fake nails and yes that did stop me from picking my head but eventually when I stopped getting my nails done and they came back. I find that my scalp is so dry and itching I scratch, find a scab, pick it and then it bleeds and that's the beginning of the cycle. I too have bald patches in my head from picking the same scabs over and over but I can't help it. Can anyone help me its driving me crazy and now the scabs are getting sore and giving me headaches. Please help.
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