Sore scalp won't heal

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Avatar n tn I have this sore on my scalp that won't go away. Been there for more than six months now. Occassionally has pus and bloody discharge. I have a dull ache in my head centered around this sore. It seems to start itching, gets extremely tender, has discharge, feels like a raw sore, I develop a severe ear ache and sore throat on same side. This last for several days if treated with antibiotics. Untreated except for home remedies it last about 7-10 days before pain subsides.
1819252 tn?1317095602 Hi everyone. I am 13 weeks into treatment and I have a very sore,dry scalp. My hair is also falling out quite a bit now. I was wondering if any of you have found a product to help the scalp. I have been using Nioxin shampoo and conditioner, but it doesn't seem to help at all.
Avatar n tn 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? Maintaining good control will help the sores heal.
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 f tn one of my scabs has finally healed after taking biotin pills (otc) for hair and scalp, but my skin tag won't heal. I now have a new scab at the crown of my head and have been applying meds intended for another skin condition. it works but when it finally dries up, i'm back to picking at the dry skin. i've cut my nails but i'm still at it and it gets frustrating that i can't pick on my scabs properly. it surprised me that there are other folks out there who save their scabs like i do.
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 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 m tn , I remember some sort of bug dive bombing my head several times while sitting at my desk. They bit my scalp at the top of my head. I'd get bumps and itch them, then they would heal for a few days until the itchy bumps returned. But I've never seen any type of larve come from these bumps But still many months later, after "hopefully" eradicating the infestation, the 5 bumps on the top of my head continue to inflame a little and swell up.
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 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.
Avatar m tn Tiny red bumps and they endup with the white thing on it on top of the scalp back in around 1999, they got very itchy and they blood and white things will be discharge from the pinples. After a few months, I went to a dermatologist, he prescribed me with antiboitic and shampoo and cream and lotion . i used them for 3 month and after i stoppped few one month after I had them back on my scalp and face.
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 It's all around my trunk area, neck and scalp. I have had it in the past especially on my face and scalp whilst having a cold sore so maybe there is something to do with the herpes virus. Have been off work this week very run down with a flu like virus, so obviously immune system is low at the moment.
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn This time it happened much quicker, starting on the right lower eye, then moved to the left. The right under eye is very red, sore and dry. It feels so rough to touch. I have not worn make up today and have only applied vaseline and aqeous cream. I haven't changed any toileteries or make up in the last 2 months. I am not sure what it could be? I don't think it is eczema, but believe it could be an allergic reaction to something. I can't seem to work out what it could be?
Avatar n tn The glands around your anus can get infected, and fistulas can develop as a result. I had that happen a few years ago, and it felt and sounded very much like you describe. However, my doctor had no trouble diagnosing me, which makes me think that can't be the problem. If you're not seeing your family doctor, start there. If s/he isn't helpful, I'd get a second opinion.
Avatar n tn 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.
1325438 tn?1274821945 I've tried scrubbing it and putting anti bacterial cream on the sore, but it won't heal. It looks very much like the psoriasis that my father-in-law has on his hands. Have earache in left ear, started in the middle of the night.
1325438 tn?1274821945 I've tried scrubbing it and putting anti bacterial cream on the sore, but it won't heal. It looks very much like the psoriasis that my father-in-law has on his hands. Have earache in left ear, started in the middle of the night.
329994 tn?1301666848 if you have any white flaky skin with a lump under it or a sore that won't heal go to a doctor I have it all over me and i get it off. it comes back in different areas. squamous cell can go to your lungs and bladder, sometimes your breast. it can be deadly but not as much as melanoma. it likes your forehead, hands and arms. it can even get into your scalp.
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!
Avatar m tn Would initial oral herpes ever look like red 'dots', or would they be clear blisters that fill with fluid and then eventually burst/heal? I have GERD which is annoying in that it can cause sore throat, throat redness, etc, and I'm hoping it's the cause of these symptoms. Some of the experts I read on here--Rockoff in dermatology, for instance--seemed to say that initial oral herpes would involve many sores and also bleeding gums!
Avatar f tn Then she said I had bullous impetigo and gave me an antibiotic and an ointment to apply to the affected area. Well, over some time, the sore areas began to heal, but left really dark, ugly scars all over my chest area, legs, arms, and face, which has really affected my self esteem. Presently, the blisters have returned. They are now in my hair, but are more like flakes or crusty areas on my scalp that hurt when I try to even comb or brush my hair.
Avatar m tn It took 12 days for the sores to heal. But other symptoms continued. I had a sore throat that would constantly come and go, but subsided after about 1.5 months. But the worst of it is the fatigue, which won't go away. I last until around 9pm and then need to go to bed, or struggle to stay awake.
Avatar f tn It itches and when I scratch a tiny seedlike core comes out. It becomes a sore and won't heal. Dermatologist took culture and found bacterial skin infection. Treated with Levoquin for 10 days, plus Luac ointment and hydrosone cream for rash. The large lesions have almost all dried up, except for the worst ones. But the rash is still there and is worse. Is not all over my scalp and has spread more onto my face rather than just the chin, neck and chest. Heavy on lower arms and on thighs.
Avatar n tn What am I suffering from and why won't it just heal up and go away? Been this way for about 2 months now. Just appeared overnight.