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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Herpes On Your Scalp

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Scalp (Definition)

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


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How do I get rid of a herpes rash on my scalp??

How do I get rid of a herpes rash on my scalp??

Herpes zoster?: "Herpes rash" the scalp probably is herpes zoster (shingles), not herpes simplex. If a doctor diagnosed it, s/he probably prescribed standard treatment like valacyclovir, and maybe also a corticosteroid like prednisone. If not, contact the doctor. If this is self diagnosed and you haven't seen a doctor, do it ASAP for proper care -- the sooner the better for effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can children have herpes on their scalp?

Yes: Yes they can, particularly in newborns who are infected from vaginal/genital herpes in the mother.Often why c-sections are recommended if mom has active herpes in those locations. ...Read more

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Does herpes affect hair follicles on the scalp.

Does herpes affect hair follicles on the scalp.

Antiviral medicine: Dear Faye: skin herpes can certainly affect hair folicles...I would certainly recomend a visit to the dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and the then start taking the apppropiate anti-viral medicine... ...Read more

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I have itchy blisters bumps or something in my scalp, trying to figure out if it's related to herpes which I also have?

I have itchy blisters bumps or something in my scalp, trying to figure out if it's related to herpes which I also have?

Dermatologist: Without being able to visualize these and to obtain further history it sounds as if this should be seen by a doctor, preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have skin colored to pink bumps that come and go randomly on my neck, chest, and scalp. They're itchy and have now spread to my gf. Not herpes.

I have skin colored to pink bumps that come and go randomly on my neck, chest, and scalp.  They're itchy and have now spread to my gf. Not herpes.

Scabies?: is a possibility as well as other possible causes such as bug bites so see a doctor to get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more