Scalp sore that will not heal

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Avatar n tn I have a sore that developed on my scalp and it das caused my hair to fall out around it but some is also trapped underneath and it is very painful and won't heal, I don't know what to do??
Avatar m tn If it is tiny, you might consider if it is a cherry angioma, which is a benign lesion. I have one of these in my scalp. I used to pick at it until I asked someone what it looked like. Now I plan to leave it alone. If it is larger than a pencil eraser or has an irregular border, I urge you to see a dermatologist right away to get evaluated for skin cancer. A red nevus can mean cancer. I recently met a man who had melanoma (the most deadly form of skin cancer) on his head.
Avatar n tn Your symptoms can be caused by a variety of issues such as bacterial, viral or fungal infections, skin wounds that do not heal properly, overactive sebacious glands, allergic reaction to any chemical or cosmetic product, Weeping sores present with continuous discharge of liquid that may be clear as well as clouded. If it persists, it is best that you have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation and management. Direct clinical evaluation is important. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn About a month ago I scalped myself most literally. About a 5 x 2 cm section of my scalp was ripped back. I got 28 staples and started healing. I got the staples removed two weeks ago and everything is somewhat fine with the healing process. The section of skin on my scalp is still very swollen hindering the ability of it to be smooth and heal with my scalp. It's been a month since the injury and a 1 cm section of the laceration has not completely closed and still bleeds.
Avatar n tn Hello again. I'm not a medical professional, just the parent of a kid with diabetes. Your brother may be talking about the diabetic condition where sores don't heal. That can be caused by high blood sugars damaging blood vessels, and it's a common symptom of diabetes. Keloids can occur because of the extra scratching that the diabetic will do on the sore that doesn't heal, causing the extra skin to grow. Are your mother's blood sugar scores under control?
Avatar n tn 5 years now as a nervois habit(only when I need a cigaret) which im trying to quit,but anyway my question is why dose it not heal..
Avatar m tn This is not due to picking. If you do not get these white "plugs" out the sore will not heal. This is not normal and as far as I've found widely undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. I have these "plugs". It presents itself as acne, the top layer of skin will come of, and under are these little white grains. If I do not get them out the sore will not heal! I've tried leaving them be and they do not go away. I've done endless hours or research.
1819252 tn?1317092002 I finally shaved my head so that my scalp could heal from the nasty rash and started wearing wigs in July. It has not really started coming back very well Yes, it is humbling but I'm still UND. I must wear a wig to work because of the type of job that I have so I have found some really good and inexpensive ones online - good luck everyone!
Avatar f tn s is that they will scab up but not heal. Did I mention that they hurt so much in this stage that it is so painful that jumping off a bridge intertains your thoughts, I am not kidding. I, needing to make the pain stop will rip the scab off and proceed to squeeze the outer edge of the sore until I feel a squishing. That is the damn thing that has made my life without friends, a girlfriend, a job or anything normal, a living hell. I look at the sore once the scab is gone for two things, 1).
Avatar m tn Hi, (background) I get a lot of problems with ingrown hairs on my face where I shave. In particular, I get occasional thickened hairs that get stuck in my skin and get very sore and resemble a black dot. I usually can free and ingrown hair with a needle or tweeze one that has formed a plug and after intial irritation and soreness they heal up. One particular area has been causing me problems for about 8-9 months. One day after shaving I discovered a small lump under my chin area.
364228 tn?1214573373 She goes for a PETscan today so they will have her results by then. Two things I had failed to mention in my post was that she was also complaining about periodic headaches and the last time I had put lotion on her head she complained that the lotion was very cold and it had hurt her. I didn't do anything out of the norm with the lotion. I thought that the cold sensation bothering her was wierd. Anyway...I will keep you posted.
Avatar f tn I became concerned when it would not heal - no matter what I used to treat it. It appeared like a sore, but was not painful. A biopsy confirmed a squamous cell skin cancer! My doctor removed the growth in her office and I followed up with a cream which kills cancer cells. She seemed to be confident that it was only on the outer layer of my skin and had not spread. No further treatment was necessary. That was 4 years ago, and I haven't experienced any further problems.
Avatar f tn Hi there i am asking anyone, i have stage 4 breast cancer and lumps in my neck are in operable i had chemo and 25 radation treatments that did not work. Now since my radation treatments which i was in the hosptial for two weeks for servere burns will not heal i don't no if it is because of the cancer or what. i am at my wit end can anyone help me understand.
Avatar f tn I went to the urgent care and the doctor asked me if I had a sore on top of my head that I would pick at and not let heal... I was embarrassed to admit it, but it was true. After I put antibiotic ointment on it and let it heal, this went away.
Avatar m tn being on your head is dominant the bird is trying to clean your scalp probably started with something there like a piece of dander he tried to clean it now he will try to clean the scab off you have to let it heal and keep him from getting on your head as he will bully you that is a dominant area try to keep him on your shoulder and below
771702 tn?1235157810 i have sores on my scalp. some have healed but i have two that will not heal,plus i get itchy skin. and very dry skin.but i have sores all over my body this has been going on for 6yrs.drs dont . know what is wrong.,i have tryed so many thing . . sure hope you find help.
Avatar n tn I have sores on my scalp that have not healed. I have used doctor recommended Head an Shoulders shampoo with Zinc and almond oil in the ingredints three times and still have sores. How can I heal the small bump sores on my scalp?
Avatar n tn Everything is ok now except for a little chest congestion. Now I have had little sore spots in my mouth that go and come. AM I DYING or what? Do I need another HIV test? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/242913'>Dr. Rockoff...</a>.
Avatar f tn Just this evening I felt this soreness on my head, I started touching my head and felt that it was localized at the very top crown part of my scalp - whenever I touch my hair or lightly touch that area it is incredibly painful and sore. A friend looked at that area and there is a bright red dot - the size of a grain of rice. The entire area surrounding the dot is incredibly sore - as though someone smacked me in the head with a hammer.
1100598 tn?1413127426 About 6 months ago I started itching and went to the Dr. who said I had head lice. My body itched too, so my hubby and I thought we had body lice...washed everything in hot water. Didn't help. My doctor treated us 5 times for scabies. That didn't work. My doctor said it was seborric dermatitis on my scalp. So I am using Selsin Blue after trying different shampoos. I use mild dye and fragarice free soap and laundry detergent. The Selsin helps but my scalp still itches.
Avatar f tn I have a sore on top of my head and it will not heal. I have tried everything and nothing helps. I have had this sore longer then 6 months. I have a link to the picture I took of it could you please help me http://flic.kr/p/nkEicV I have no insurance. So I don't know what to do.