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My scalp has been getting worse with the above symptoms for the past few years. Starting with an itchy scalp. I have seen the doc about it several times over the past year, but the problem is still there.
Out of the blue, my scalp started to flake, so I used medicated / specialist shampoos - over the counter stuff - & it kept it under control up to a point, but didn't get rid of the problem.
It has now become so painful that I got some (steroid) shampoo from docs & tried it for the first time on the 8th of May 2016. Since then I've been in agony, vomitting & severe scalp pain - I ended up in Urgent Care at our hospital (I'm in the UK) last night (12th May 2016)
I'm assuming that the steroid has gone through my scalp as I've got scabs which ooze when they are disturbed. I'm assuming that the steroid is in my system, causing problems.
The doc in the hospital, seemed uninterested & said go back to your GP & get a referral to see a specialist -which may take some time. He just said it was Dermatitis.
Meanwhile, has anyone any suggestions as to what I can try, the pain is horrendous, painkillers are not working. The only thing I've tried so far is warm water to soothe my scalp. (I can't brush or comb my hair, haven't since 8th May) I'm getting to the point where I could chop my hair off. (I have lost a bit of hair - no bald spots but it is thinner)
The liquid filled bumps are oozing & NO, I'm NOT scratching my head, even though I want to. (I've even got somewhite cotton gloves to stop me from scratching)
I'm disabled, I'm on a low income, I can't afford private medical care,
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