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Can You Get Eczema On Your Scalp
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Scabies: It is possible to get scabies on the face. However, for unknown reasons it is not the typical location. Often the head is spared. However, if the parasite stays on the skin too long untreated, it can go anywhere. Most commonly seen around belly button, genitals, thighs, hands, fingers. But no site is safe from this pesky annoying creature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Herpes is a viral infection that can follow the nerves of the face (and lots of other nerves for that matter). The upper branch of the fifth cranial nerve (v1) innervates that area and the nerve can affect that particular area. Herpes infection in this area is called herpes zoster ophthalmicus. It will look like blisters. Can treat with antiviral. Need to have aggressive treatment if affects eye. ...Read more
Only lip eczema: Eczema by definition is a form of dermatitis, or inflammation of the skin. Lip eczema, which is eczema that occurs on or near the lips, leads to redness, cracking, inflammation and severe itching. Gum's "eczema is probably a gingivitis and needs to be addressed by your dentist or periodontist. ...Read more
Sure: 'pimples' in the genital area are generally not related to acne. Usually they represent a blocked sweat duct. Risks include poor hygiene, unclean underwear and shaving the hair. Stis, especially herpes, can be the cause. Larger 'pimples' could represent a sebaceous cyst. Women can develop bartholin's or skene's cysts. Rare autoimmune dx's present with genital bumps, hidradenits suppurativa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You cannot get a traditional "pimple" on your tongue like on your skin. A pimple on the skin is a blocked oil gland or pore which has become infected with bacteria. The tongue does not have oil glands or pores, so it doesn't get pimples. However, there are all sorts of other lumps and bumps which can form on the tongue (but not pimples). If you have something, get it checked by a dentist or ent. ...Read more
Confirm diagnosis...: Rashes on your scalp can be due to a variety of causes. Atopic Dermatitis (or Eczema) presents relatively rarely as scalp rash. Consider Sebhorreoic Dermatitis (small flakes can be itchy), Psoriasis (larger white flakes) Folliculitis (infection of hair follicle). Check www.dermnetnz.org/topics/seborrhoeic-dermatitis/ for information on managing this common condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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