Tr?id=708008405978544&ev=pageview&noscript=1
1

votes

Pimple like sores on back of scalp will not heal?

Answered on February 11, 2015
Created May 23, 2012 at 3:07 AM

I'm a woman in her 50's and have had about 5 dime sized sores on the back of my scalp that will not heal. They have been there for at least 6 months and have stayed the same. I have tried many different ways of treating them and have had no luck so far. Weather has changed here to summer in the midwest and nothing has really changed. If I can't figure it out I'll go the the dermatologist but I would like to know if anyone has had any experience with this?

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on June 28, 2013
at 12:52 AM

Have you seen a doctor to rule out ringworm?

582e89904fef55ad5c7dac673653ef8c

(281)

on April 20, 2013
at 02:03 PM

If you are more than willing to share what you've learned, by all means share it here instead of asking people to email you privately.

  • 572c3d6879befeaa416c0f86028e1500

    asked by

    (5)
  • Views
    63.3K
  • Last Activity
    449D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

14 Answers

16
E95216c62a14d21c371fcbf2fed8469b

(1867)

on May 23, 2012
at 03:46 AM

Go to see a doctor. I wouldn't wait any longer.

3
4929a87e3f7438f18a0afbdde291ed5e

on May 23, 2012
at 03:25 AM

Are you still eating dairy? If so, stop immeduatelty. I had a similar issue and once I got off Greek yogurt, my big, red, angry patch on the back of my hed clered up almost immediately.

2
94480caec9fbbaacc386d86a45efa720

(1007)

on November 16, 2012
at 02:44 PM

See a dermatologist. There are probably many possibilities but I used to get awful bumps on the nape of my neck and scalp that seemed like pimples but they were big dermatitis herpetiformis bumps. I'd get discreet bumps like this more often than I would the large patches of multiple small blisters. Even after I went glutenfree I'd still get these, especially if I cheated (before I knew I was celiac) or got a little cross-contamination. Even if a person with DH is glutenfree a long time, the antibodies to gluten are still trapped under the skin and the rash can be activated with very small amounts of gluten or iodine (iodine is necessary to create the rash), too much sun exposure maybe. It can take up to ten years for the antibodies to clear up. Here's a nape of neck example - you can see how it would be easy to mistake this for pimples or something else... good luck!

2
B885dc10c6263f5a4492205d50560bee

(401)

on May 23, 2012
at 01:35 PM

I don't think mine were as big as yours, but I had what felt like pimples on the back of my my scalp that came and went for a few years. They would feel very full/tight, but were nearly impossible to pop (Gross, I know) and were so painful that I couldn't leave them alone. If I brushed even a finger against them, there was a horrible shooting pain.

The only thing that made them go away was J.R. Liggett's shampoo bar with tea tree oil. I've used a few other shampoo bars in the last few years and this is the only one that keeps the scalp pimples away, and that also keep my head flake-free (I don't have dandruff, but my scalp become incredibly dry and sheds excessively). The other shampoo bars I've tried that didn't work have not had tea tree oil, so I'm inclined to say that that's what makes it work for me.

Regardless, if the sores are bacterial or fungal in nature, tea tree oil would probably nip it right in the bud, although I'd also recommend that you get them looked at by a dermatologist just in case.

2
E5d4889d675291f020c72e958de1f77b

on May 23, 2012
at 03:43 AM

Could it be a staph infection? I had similar spots that were persistent staph.

1
2a00b9a42e4cb6e489a0e69d20714576

on April 20, 2013
at 01:11 PM

I had the same thing. Came after staying a couple nights in Cancun (Vacation nightmare because two hotels had the same name-the right one was in the Riveria). ND diagnosed it ringworm and apple cider vinegar undiluted killed it.

1
6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on November 16, 2012
at 06:57 AM

Sounds like inflammatory ringworm, see your doctor or a dermatologist ASAP.

1
F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 23, 2012
at 01:04 PM

It is hard to say since we don't know what they look like. A friend of mine had "pimples" on the back of her head - they turn out to be shingles. Look at Google images for shingles and see if they look familiar.

Good luck and find a very good dermatologist!

1
D8c04730b5d016a839b3c5b932bf59dd

on May 23, 2012
at 05:27 AM

Definitely. Go to the doctor (two months ago) AND stop dairy if you take it. Derm things, especially mysterious, un-healing derm things, should always be looked at by a doc. They spend their training looking at things so they can diagnose things. They diagnose things that others docs don't recognize.

0
448290b6cedef07002830eddbb04806b

on February 11, 2015
at 07:48 PM

I HAVE SORES ON THE BACK OF MY HEAD. THEY HAVE BEEN ON THERE AUGUST WILL BE 4 YEARS. THE END RESULT I STARTED PULLING MY OWN HAIR. NOW I HAVE A BIG BALD SPOT ON BACK OF MY HEAD. I HAVE WENT TO SEVERAL DRS. A COUPLE OF DERMATOLOGIST. 'BOUT A DOZEN DIFFERENT MEDS. NOTHING HAS WORKED.  IT IS NOW EFFECTING ME MENTALLY. I REALLY WISHED SOMEBODY CARED. ;-(

 

0
1280b44d35f7506b859a6d3e93005f80

on June 28, 2013
at 12:13 AM

I have had this on and off for two years. It can be as simple as one to a handful. The seem to go away after a week or two and then the next month or two I can get them back. They are painful. Nothing but clear fluid comes out. It concerns me but there seems to be no answer. I think it is a heat rash and comes on with changing hormones. Anyone else having any luck with this? How do you treat it?

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on June 28, 2013
at 12:52 AM

Have you seen a doctor to rule out ringworm?

0
160eaa26bbef444a73a2d3bd8f866c9d

on May 08, 2013
at 02:22 PM

I had this problem for the last year, I tried anti dandruff shampoo, showering twice a day, changing my diet, etc. and no dice. Everything I read said the problem could be fungal, bacterial or other so I decided to just try a shampoo that was both antibacterial and antifungal, within a week they spots and lumps on my head cleared up - I'm well pleased and it turned out to be pretty cheap too (£8.20 for a very concentrated bottle), it's available from Amazon in the UK:

http://amzn.to/12UP0Ck (£8.20 for 150ml)

http://amzn.to/12UNMXG (£20.15 for 500ml) I'd recommend trying the smaller bottle first to see if it works

I tried to find it on the Amazon in the states but it doesn't seem to be for sale, I even tried to find a substitute based on the active ingredients but no luck so I suspect they aren't allow in the U.S. or use a different name.

Good luck

0
C63c0db9bece506d576e9e77ee245d1e

on April 20, 2013
at 05:53 AM

i have recntly come down with this painful and embarrasing condition too.it started out with just two or three.thy felt huge and full and tight,like thy needed to be popped.but i squeezed out only clear stuff,no stuff tht a pimple would have in it.pretty soon i ended up with like 20 or so of thm.thy are starting to hel,at least the older ones and i get new ones all the time.thy were all onmy scalp and in my hairline,and now i have a huge one on side o my neck,and it too wont pop,just clear stuff.this is so gross.i usually do get a couple year but never ths many and the oher ones i have been able to pop a few times,but not these.it hurts so bad,it even hurts to put my hair up becouse im scared of accedently pulling on the little hairs tht are in that same place the soars are.it hurts to pull my head forward,to move my neck at all,it just hurts so bad.if anybody rcognizes and has been thru it or something simular please let m know.thankyou,

0
A7b026e6a895640c0c2322b17c0c2a43

on November 16, 2012
at 05:11 AM

I have had a similar problem since 2007. I started searching the internet for solutions and it seems very little progress has been made in resolving this problem. I saw all the specialist, both traditional and nontraditional. I got all kinds of answers ranging from bacteria, to fugus to toxins, etc. I was prescribed all kinds of oral medications, topicals, nutritional supplements, etc. But, in the meantime, I was pulling my hair out and had bald spots all over. And I went from long hair to hardly any hair at all. But, four months ago I started using a product that has tremendously helped with this annoying, embarrassing and painful problem. If you want to know more please email me at [email protected] If you want to see photos I will be glad to share them with you even though they are disgusting. I know how it feels to constantly try to conceal this embarrassing condition and I am more than willing to share what I have learned.

582e89904fef55ad5c7dac673653ef8c

(281)

on April 20, 2013
at 02:03 PM

If you are more than willing to share what you've learned, by all means share it here instead of asking people to email you privately.

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!