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My long term boyfriend is getting sores on his head

By October 3, 2012 - 5:44pm
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So my boyfriend has been getting these sores on his head for the last year and a half (approximately) and they have been coming more and more often and are causing him a lot of pain, Including migraines, Neck and jaw pains. When he pulls the hairs out of the lesions the hairs come out with what looks like a big white root. He says once he pulls these out and it bleeds a little bit the start to go away and his migraines stop. But then they are back a week later and hurt him worse. We have been to quite a few doctors he has been tested for diabetes which came back negative. He was put on some blood thinners and a pill to stop his body from producing so much insulin (as the doctor notified us his body is producing to much insulin) These pills did not help clear up the lesions on his head and they made him very sick for the whole month. Does anybody have any idea what this could be from?

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thank you daisy
he never itches these sores or his scalp he just says it hurts very bad.It defiantly not head lice the sores almost look like big pimples and once he pulls the hairs out they come out with big white roots then clears up. When the first doctor saw them he said right away diabetes but the tests came back negative. His whole body is always in pain but no doctors have been able to tell us what they are.Was not sure which other way to go about finding out what these were. now ill defiantly have to look into getting him an appointment with a dermatologist. thanks again

October 4, 2012 - 5:42pm
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Hi carra-leigh,


Welcome to EmpowHER. Head sores range from peeling skin to red lesions on the scalp and head. These sores may occur as a result of infections, medical conditions and/or infestations. Head sores are usually associated with itchy skin conditions that cause continuous scratching of the head and scalp. Once sores form on the head, harmful bacteria can enter the wounds and infect various parts of the body.The most common types of head sores are seborrheic dermatitis, scalp psoriasis and head lice. Treatment consists of prescription creams and ointments.  He needs to see a specialist, such as a dermatologist to find the right treatment.






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