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Doctor insights on: Discoid Eczema On 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 you treat eczema on your scalp?

How do you treat eczema on your scalp?

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 more

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Atopic eczema can occur on scalp???

Atopic eczema can occur on scalp???

Uncommon: This is not a typical location for eczema. One might be more concerned about a contact sensitivity to products (shampoos, dyes, etc) in this location. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful oozing eczema on my 5 year olds scalp.help!?

What to do if I have painful oozing eczema on my 5 year olds scalp.help!?

Sign of Infection: Infection- visit primary doctor for any evidence of yellow crusting open lesions to make sure there is no underlying infection. These infections may be treated with either topical antibiotics such as bactroban (mupirocin) and may even need oral antibiotic course. ...Read more

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What could cause painful, oozing eczema on my 5 year olds scalp? What should I do?

What could cause painful, oozing eczema on my 5 year olds scalp? What should I do?

Sign of Infection: Infection- visit primary doctor for any evidence of yellow crusting open lesions to make sure there is no underlying infection. These infections may be treated with either topical antibiotics such as bactroban (mupirocin) and may even need oral antibiotic course. ...Read more

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My son is 6 mos old and has eczema on his scalp, what is the best thing to help him stop itching?

Proper care: Itching is a part of eczema. Once eczema is under control, itching should abate. In case of severe eczema, antihistamine is often prescribed in addition to steroid cream. Consultation with your baby's primary care doctor is advised. ...Read more

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Can scalp eczema ever be fully cured?

Not likely: There is no cure for eczema. We control scalp eczema with topical treatments, shampoo, lukewarm showers and reduced stress ...Read more