Scalp transplant, is not an approved medical procedure, and could result in transplant rejection and potentially life threatening infections! After severe scalp burns, skin grafts from one part of the body may be grafted to another, unhealthy areas.
Most importantly, it's not normal for your scalp to be in pain. Common causes, of pain in scalp, are untreated skin conditions, infection with bacteria, fungus like organisms, and more. Your scalp condition appears, to be untreated.
Continue looking for a dermatologist that understands your scalp, and get treatment. You deserve a proper evaluation by a dermatologist, and establish a hair routine, to treat what may be a chronic, long term scalp problem.
After your condition is treated, long term, you may see hair begin to grow. Ask your dermatologist, to refer you to a dermatology hair specialist if needed. Hope you feel better and best wishes in medical school.
Scalp conditions can vary throughout a women's monthly hormonal changes, and are common complaints in my dermatology practice. See your doctor, and get treatment for your scalp. Sometimes, scalp problems left untreated can lead to hair loss. Your hair washing frequency may need a change. Your scalp needs attention also, to be healthy.
Any lesion that persists after several months should be investigated by your physician. What may seem like a "pimple" may be much more severe. Your physician may want to consider a biopsy if your lesion has changed in area, border, or color (ABC's) over the last several months.
You are correct DH is usually due to a gluten allergy and not a herpes virus as the name may suggest. DH results from an allergy to IgA. IgA is produced by the lining of the intestines.
The rash is caused when IgA and protein combine and enter the blood stream and release chemicals. Iodine is required for this reaction. Therefore, individuals with DH should avoid using iodized salt or compounds with a high iodine content. In addition, avoid products that contain oatmeal or wheat which may also trigger a response.
Shingles may recur after being latent for several years. The Herpes Zoster virus can remain dormant within nerve endings. Stress, surgery, or medical illness can trigger a shingles outbreak. The diagnosis can be made by a clinical exam or by scraping and testing the blisters in the lab.
Your condition sounds quite complex and it appears that you have taken many of the appropriate steps to improve your condition. Unfortunately warts are caused by a virus that can remain dormant for several years or may also frequently recur.
For refractory lesions, I suggest that you visit a tertiary care facility that specializes in advance treatments for warts. Several of the new technologies for wart treatment include laser therapy and immunotherapy.
I'm sorry to hear how much you are suffering from your finger condition. I'm sure you understand that I really cannot provide a second opinion over this forum.
The best suggestion I can make is to continue to work with your doctor(s). They have the benefit of your entire medical history, and your feedback on your condition is very important. Be sure to share with them what is going on with you, how you respond or do not respond to any given therapy. Many times we don't know what causes a condition, but working together with your doctor, you will get the best answer. Keep us posted.
It is certainly possible that you reacted to the degreaser. It is also possible that you've developed a case of eczema. Your doctor should be able to give you a better idea after examining your fingers, and give you treatment recommendations that will help you to begin healing. I can only guess what could be causing your condition, but it sounds like it has been ongoing, which suggests it's time for an evaluation.
The inflammation does suggest that your body is reacting in a negative way to something. While you may have been running in those tights for a long time, it is possible that your tights have become infected with a bacteria, a fungus, or yeast, especially if you don't wash them well after each use. Many runners I know wear their running clothes several times before laundering, and while most can get away with this, there are times when they develop an infection.
Keep the area clean and dry. Try to wear loose tops and wear pants or jeans that don't ride on the reddened area. Try to give it time to heal.
Yes, you should make an appointment with your doctor. While you've given a good description of your condition, nothing beats a physical exam of the problem. In addition, your doctor will also be able to take a complete medical history that may shed some light on this condition as well. Please make an appointment and keep us posted.