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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 f tn Hello~You probably should see your GP since it won't heal or improve. He/she will probably run some blood labs to determine what is going on. The fact that it keeps getting infected is a concern.
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 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.
1819252 tn?1317092002 Jestewart-you either have a very small pillow or really large rats where you live. I'm sorry, I couldn't resist. There are no words to describe what we experience during tx sometimes. I don't mean to make light of your situation at all- you're right-this stuff is way terrible but so is HepC that it takes so much firepower to get rid of it. I don't know where you are in your tx but wish you UND and SVR soon.
1100598 tn?1413127426 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. Also, I put on lotion after my showers that has aloe vera and wear cotton clothing. As for my body;;;;I take Claritin daily and have tried OTC hydrocortisone and prescription Triamcinlone Acetonide but the rash is all over my face, neck, chest, and belly.
Avatar m tn An open sore that does not heal, and may bleed, ooze or crust. The sore might persist for weeks, or appear to heal and then come back. A reddish patch or irritated area, on the face, chest, shoulder, arm or leg that may crust, itch, hurt or cause no discomfort. A shiny bump or nodule that is pearly or clear, pink, red or white. The bump can also be tan, black or brown, especially in dark-skinned people, and can be mistaken for a normal mole.
Avatar f tn Do you have any sores on your scalp? I had this same issue and was worried. 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 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 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 f tn Hi may i say the Shin does take month's to heal , i also had a bad scrape on the Shin and wouldn't heal , but given time it will , as i say it will heal; but is terribly slow place to heal , Take care ,
Avatar n tn s a really attractive look, lol), I use olive oil and scalp oil I bought at the salon mixed together and apply it to my scalp all over and give myself a little scalp massage.
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
251991 tn?1239296030 I also have had a severe foot problem for 9 months now, was told plantar fasciaitis, its heal lain that's awful. My concern now its maybe I already had shingles once and did not realize out and that's why I have thus heal pain that won't go away, been to physical therapy and there is no change :( maybe I have nerve damage and the shingles have came back again. I do live a somewhat stressful life that I know isn't much help.
Avatar f tn Now my nipple is cracked off little bit from my areola. I am 20 years of age. Is my nipple heal normally? or I want to do some medicine? Please Help me..... I am really nurvous.
Avatar f tn These sores can be caused by viral, bacterial or fungal infections. Acne and clogged hair shafts can cause scalp sores, too. Cysts on the scalp are another cause of scalp sores. In folliculitis there is inflammation of one or several hair follicles on the skin causing red, bumpy and pimple-like lumps.Tinea capitis causes round, red, scaly bumps on the scalp's surface.
771702 tn?1235157810 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.
Avatar f tn It then begins infection, becoming a very large sore that does not heal. In order to make the infection less, I have to pull out, what looks like a large white straw or (tube like) white mass that roots itself right through the skin. Erythromycin, topicals, herbals etc etc, over and behind the counter are not working. The condition is mostly on my face, chest, thighs and buttox, but sparatic on every other part of me. PLEASE HELP!