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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have a redish dot in my hair on my scalp and it hurts if i itch at it. what is it?

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See Your Doctor: You have a "reddish dot...on my scalp"; "hurts if I itch at it". There can be numerous causes for such a finding such as an inflamed or infected hair follicle, an insect bite or even a foreign body embedded into the skin. Making a correct diagnosis without visual inspection is very difficult. You should see your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment.

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Last updated Jun 19, 2014

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