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Blister-like spot on scalp...

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  • Posted By: ohmiss
  • November 4, 2006
  • 08:01 PM

Hi - new here - back in late May or early June, I thought an insect may have bitten or stung my head - (I had thrown on a plastic poncho that had been sitting in my garage for who knows how long :rolleyes: so I could work in the rain in my garden.) A few hours later, I bent over and noticed that made my head hurt. When I sat on my couch, the area near the top of my scalp felt very tender. I felt around my head and noticed a little swollen nodule behind my left ear. I put ice on that, and it eventually went away. However, the top of my head began to itch. Because of the location and I have a LOT of hair, I couldn't see what was itching. I asked my OB/GYN (on my routine visit) if she could see anything - she said she thought it appeared to have puncture wounds; but she didn't know of anything anyone could do for me. (We were both assuming had it been a poisonous spider bite, I definitely would've known by then.) The ONLY other people who have noticed anything at all are my hairdressers; one suddenly didn't want to reschedule any appointments with me :eek: and the next was able to tell me it looked like a blister - she saw at least 2. The wonderful dermatologist :cool: I went to just glanced at my head and stated that he 'could start scratching somewhere and eventually it too, would start to itch to appear as a sore' Thanks, Doc! (My hair around the areas that are always itching has broken off REALLY short - so I can definitely feel that.) I really don't know what he thought was the matter, but sent me off with a prescription (probably because he thought that was what I wanted.) Well, his RX has not worked. (Betamethasone Dipropionate lotion.)This spot on my scalp continues to alternate between being itchy and painful. I've tried numerous shampoos; tea tree oil, vinegar and nothing seems to make this go away. Has anyone ANY suggestions? (Sorry to be so chatty...:)

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  • I have the same thing and the only relief I get is by pulling out the offending hair which typically has one follicle with several hairs in it (up to 5). I have been reading about pili multigemini. I too had problems with my dermatologist who said it would not be red if I did not pluck the hairs.
    tgager 2 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 09:13 PM
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  • My husband has these blisters on his scalp. The dermatologist gave him oral meds and it went away but, it comes back when he stops the meds. He can't remember what she called this condition but, she said that this is common in men and some lose their hair from the point this condition begins onward. He has a follow up appointment next week. Will check back then.
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  • I get these as well. I have tried every shampoo. Nexxus Therappe and Humectress, although expensive, give me the best results--better than T GEL or Head and SHoulders. My dermatologist gave me samples of an anti-inflamatory mousse that worked very well. Mine are located at my crown and along the top of my head.Hi - new here - back in late May or early June, I thought an insect may have bitten or stung my head - (I had thrown on a plastic poncho that had been sitting in my garage for who knows how long :rolleyes: so I could work in the rain in my garden.) A few hours later, I bent over and noticed that made my head hurt. When I sat on my couch, the area near the top of my scalp felt very tender. I felt around my head and noticed a little swollen nodule behind my left ear. I put ice on that, and it eventually went away. However, the top of my head began to itch. Because of the location and I have a LOT of hair, I couldn't see what was itching. I asked my OB/GYN (on my routine visit) if she could see anything - she said she thought it appeared to have puncture wounds; but she didn't know of anything anyone could do for me. (We were both assuming had it been a poisonous spider bite, I definitely would've known by then.) The ONLY other people who have noticed anything at all are my hairdressers; one suddenly didn't want to reschedule any appointments with me :eek: and the next was able to tell me it looked like a blister - she saw at least 2. The wonderful dermatologist :cool: I went to just glanced at my head and stated that he 'could start scratching somewhere and eventually it too, would start to itch to appear as a sore' Thanks, Doc! (My hair around the areas that are always itching has broken off REALLY short - so I can definitely feel that.) I really don't know what he thought was the matter, but sent me off with a prescription (probably because he thought that was what I wanted.) Well, his RX has not worked. (Betamethasone Dipropionate lotion.)This spot on my scalp continues to alternate between being itchy and painful. I've tried numerous shampoos; tea tree oil, vinegar and nothing seems to make this go away. Has anyone ANY suggestions? (Sorry to be so chatty...:)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 28, 2009
    • 04:35 PM
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  • I get these as well. I have tried every shampoo. Nexxus Therappe and Humectress, although expensive, give me the best results--better than T GEL or Head and SHoulders. My dermatologist gave me samples of an anti-inflamatory mousse that worked very well. Mine are located at my crown and along the top of my head.You may be a Celiac. I have Celiac's. When I consumer foods that contain gluten, I develop these "blisters" on my scalp. Try to abstain from gluten (wheat, barley, etc). Sometimes, even rice and oats cause this condition to manifest.
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    • October 17, 2010
    • 05:06 AM
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