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I was told by my dermatologist that I have mild psoriasis I have watery spots on my scalps, is there anything that would help it turns crusty ad welll?

I was told by my dermatologist that I have mild psoriasis I have watery spots on my scalps, is there anything that would help it turns crusty ad welll?

Psoriasis : Olive oil applied to the scalp may soften the thick scale associated with psoriasis , allowing shampoos such as t-sal or t - gel and prescription topical corticosteroids to work more effectively. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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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I have a crusty yellowish cut on my scalp with a big red spot around it and I do not know how it got there.

I have a crusty yellowish cut on my scalp with a big red spot around it and I do not know how it got there.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however it does not seem dangerous. You may watch and wait. If it does not heal in 7-10 days, it would be prudent to see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What are the soft spots on my infant's scalp?

What are the soft spots on my infant's scalp?

Fontanelles: Fontanelles are soft spots on an infant's head that represent where the bones that make up the skull will later fuse. Most babies have an anterior fontanelle (in the front), and some neonates may have a posterior fontanelle (in the back), though this is uncommon. The anterior fontanelle typical closes around 12 months of age. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have bumps/ spots on and beneath my scalp?

Cysts/acne necrotica: It's difficult to tell you exactly what this is without examining you, but if what you have are marble size or larger moveable knots in the deeper subcutaneous tissue, I favor pilar cysts. The only treatment for these is surgical excision. On the other hand, if it's small pimples in the hair follicles I favor a rash like condition such as acne necrotica or lichen planopilaris. See a Dermatlogist! ...Read more

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I have dry spots on my scalp when i pick them off. There is pink. Skin underneath what could it be?

I have dry spots on my scalp when i pick them off. There is pink. Skin underneath what could it be?

Not too unusual: It's not entirely unusual for the scalp to have spots that build up with dead flakey skin. Have your primary care doctor take a look. There is likely a shampoo or other topical treatment that will help. ...Read more

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I have this strange pinprick sensation on random spots on my body always followed a tingling sensation over my left scalp.

I have this strange pinprick sensation on random spots on my body always followed a tingling sensation over my left scalp.

Sensory neuropathies: or dysfunction of peripheral nerves, are caused by many things including hereditary diseases, trauma, toxins (alcohol), infections, diabetes, B12 deficiency, medications and autoimmune diseases (MS). Pin prick/tingling sensations generally indicate involvement of small-fiber sensory nerves.These symptoms require a careful work-up with detailed history, physical and testing. See you Doc/Neurologist ...Read more

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Why do I always have these pimple type spots on my scalp why do these last so long and hurt always fill will gunk daily ?

Why do I always have these pimple type spots on my scalp why do these last so long and hurt always fill will gunk daily ?

Infected: sebaceous cysts probably what you have . Need antibiotic for staph infection. See your docor. If you want this to discuss with me shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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My scalp is really hurting, no red spots or visible dryness, what could be the cause? I'm not wearing it in a right ponytail either

Dryness: is often NOT VISIBLE Try using a moisturizer and if you are shampooing more than twice a week STOP IT! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My son has multiple dried spots on his scalp we tried everything n nothing worked what would you prefer we are now using a fungal cream ?

Fungus vs cradle cap: Infants (less than one year of age) frequently have cradle cap, also known as seborrheic dermatitis. That condition may improve with topical steroids or anti fungal cream. However, kids 1-7 years old are most likely to have tinea capitus (ringworm) with a scaling scalp. This condition usually needs a an oral antifungal medicine, often for 1-2 months. A fungal culture makes the definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Raised itchy spots on back of my scalp?

Raised itchy spots on back of my scalp?

Psoriasis: It is probably psoriasis but like with any lesion you would need to have it examined as certain cancers can present this way. ...Read more

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My scalp is tender to the touch in some spots on the left side of my head. Why could this be?

IT DEPENDS: Scalp that hurts could be due to an inflammatory process of the scalp due to diet, stress, hormonal imbalance, bacterial or fungal infection. Do you have redness of the scalp? Pimples? Oily scalp? Flaking? Crusting? Bleeding? There is something called temporal arteritis which is a diagnosis that we would not want to miss. Please see your physician for a physical exam and history. ...Read more

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I have 4 tiny red spots on side and back of scalp. 2 near each other and the other 2 not. They do not itch, they are flat not raised at all.

I have 4 tiny red spots on side and back of scalp. 2 near each other and the other 2 not. They do not itch, they are flat not raised at all.

Probably angioms: Angiomas can be very small dilated blood vessels. They are usually round and the size can vary from 1mm to several mm. Over time they tend to become more elevated. Almost everyone will get a couple and some people get 100's. For someone who gets a lot, your mom or dad probably had them. They can occur any place on the body. They are benign. A laser can remove them without scarring. ...Read more

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I've been getting h/a everyday, you can touch the scalp and feel pain in spots mainly on right and then some ahooting pains at base of skull on right?

I've been getting h/a everyday, you can touch the scalp and feel pain in spots mainly on right and then some ahooting pains at base of skull on right?

Occipital neuralgia: You may have occipital neuralgia. This is where a nerve at the back/base of your skull is irritated and causes pain. As it innervates the skin on its respective side of your scalp, it causes pain all running on that side up your scalp and can cause fairly severe headaches. You can try medications like Gabapentin or try injections which can both diagnose and treat it, with possible subsequent rfa. ...Read more

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Wht are brown spots on scalp w balding?

Wht are brown spots on scalp w balding?

These are: These are probably from sun damage but please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more