Apparently my scalp is bleeding (wtf)

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  1. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    Every time I scratch the back of my head (not hard) I can feel little scab things, plus it's been itching a lot recently. I wash my hair once a day with Nizoral and rarely scratch back there. What's going on here?
     
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    You should see a dermatologist or at the very least ask you barber. Maybe you're allergic to Nizoral.
     
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    skalogre Senior member

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    Do what Stach said. Seriously. I have some ideas right now but IANAD and don't remember the terms for it.
     
  4. philosophe

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    Time for the dermatologist!
     
  5. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    Come to think of it, it's probably a lingering side effect from Accutane.
     
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    Accutane and other chemicals don't mix very well.
     
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    dusty - I had a similar problem a couple of years back. It was really gross, I was getting huge skin chunks flaking off whenever I put my hand through my hair. I went to a dermatologist and she told me it was eczema of my scalp, gave me some prescription shampoo (smelled bad) and some other lotion stuff, was gone within a couple days.
     
  8. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    Yeah, that's probably it. Dangit, I just went to the dermatologist and didn't even mention it.
     
  9. stach

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    Senior moment? [​IMG]
     
  10. dusty

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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    obviously your brain is oozing out of your scalp pores, drying up, and flaking off.
     
  12. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    To help prevent this once you get it figured out, I recommend brushing your scalp in the shower with a brush like this:

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    (one with flexible bristles and ball covered ends). I used to have scalp problems but since I started doing this every couple of days I haven't had a problem since. A lot of it came from letting my hair dry slowly from being wet and it probably helped that I started towel drying it and using waxy glue stuff instead of gel (which builds up on your scalp).
     
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    dusty Senior member

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    I called the dermatologist and she said to alternate types of dandruff shampoo, which I almost know is not going to work.

    j - Interesting idea with the brush, I might try that. I already do the other things you mentioned.
     
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    Why not give the dermatologist's idea a shot? After all, she's probably seen a lot of patients with scalp issues. If it doesn't work, make an appointment.
     
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    I didn't say I wasn't going to try it.
     

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