Scalp sore scab

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Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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!?
Avatar f tn Recently i have started obbsessively picking at my scalp until it bleeds. I then proceed to pick again once a scab has formed. Its very painful for me, especially when brushing and washing my hair and the scabs are starting to show on my scalp too. Does anybody have this or no how i can stop please?
1673658 tn?1304133081 This winter I discovered what my bad habit is called, I had realized that I would scalp pick more than ever. I've had this habit (well that I can recall of) since I was 14, I am now about to be 17. It is not as bad as it was getting, perhaps because I am now much more aware of it now that I've read and done some research. I don't go into details with my friends and family about it, I feel as though it'll gross them out, so they haven't been able to offer much help.
529981 tn?1212853666 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.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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...
Avatar f tn Hello Everyone! I am 15, I have been picking my scalp since 7th grade , so I was 12. I know I am in the lesser number of years picking, but I have about 2 or 3 really bad spots on my head that I pick untill I bleed. I have a feeling it's an anxiety thing for me, I am outrageously shy, and I think that could add to my anxiety. When I touch my scalp, it really hurts, but I always go to pick it!
1699033 tn?1514116733 Since I have been CL of this forum I have noticed that there seem to be three things that people do or worry about more often than others. 1) HIV anxiety 2) Skin/scalp picking 3) HOCD As far as the skin and scalp picking goes, it seems to me that most people are surprised there are others out there that do this, most admit to some sort of anxiety that the skin and scalp picking lessens, most people are long-term sufferers and the majority of you have not sought any help for this disorder.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
174945 tn?1201601354 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.
Avatar f tn Excessively sensitive scalp could be due to scalp inflammation caused due to diet, stress, internal hormonal imbalances or a bacterial/ fungal infection. The symptoms could be severe itching,redness,pimples, oily scalp, flaking, crusting causing bleeding. It could be something more serious like temporal arteritis. This is the inflammation and damage to the large blood vessels that supply the head, usually branching in the neck from carotid artery, usually the temporal artery.
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar m tn It started about a few months ago when i cut my hair kinda low and was feeling my scalp i noticed a bump or two that were very small. I just thought it was a pimple because i get breakouts frequently, but when i tried to pop them they were really hard. I tried to scratch them off but they just pop back up or scab but are still there and they never seem to go away. I have about 20 or so on my head now and they are all small and hard and colorless(well until i messed with them, now theryre red).
771702 tn?1235161410 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.
Avatar n tn 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...
Avatar n tn 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!
Avatar n tn 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 ?
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn At I thought it was the shampoo, changed that, put deep conditioner in my hair faithfully all what you supposed to do to take care of your hair but for some reason my hair wasn't growing it was sore, aching, itching and get a hard scab and bleed like open wound.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.