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Found a patch above my neck, a bit itchy where no hair on patch. Is round and red.

Found a patch above my neck, a bit itchy where no hair on patch. Is round and red.

Telogen effluvium.: With telogen effluvium, the spots you develop can be without hair for several months. When the hairs start to grow again, they will of course be very short, but they will regrow to normal length eventually. This growth can take many months however, so patience is needed. Hair grows very slowly, unfortunately. Read more

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I color my hair and I have itchy bumps only on my neck under hair. What can it be?

I color my hair and I have itchy bumps only on my neck under hair. What can it be?

Contact: If the bumps occur 1-3 days after the coloring, then you likely have developed a contact allergy to the dye. Try some topical hydrocortisone cream. If the problem persists, see dermatologist. Read more

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My hair falls in one small area which is red and itchy, I also have one swollen node on neck. What can I do?

My hair falls in one small area which is red and itchy, I also have one swollen node on neck. What can I do?

Skin infected & Hair: You need to be on medication to treat the skin infection. Once treated the hair will most likely grow back. Please get in to see your family doctor. Read more

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Hello I have found a lump bac of my neck under my hair line its been ther about 4 weeks now my face and head is realy itchy?

Hello I have found a lump bac of my neck under my hair line its been ther about 4 weeks now my face and head is realy itchy?

Lump on neck: A lump on the back of the neck could be a cyst or a lipoma. It is unlikely to be a cancer. If you have a rash, with the itchiness, the lump could also be a swollen lymph gland. So I would treat the itchiness with dandruff shampoo and Hydrocortisone cream1%, and I would apply warm compresses to the lump. See a doctor if you are not better after a week or two. Read more

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My scalp at the nape of the neck is quite itchy and I scratch it often. This is scalp covered by my hair. It now has small bumps on the skin. Advice?

My scalp at the nape of the neck is quite itchy and I scratch it often. This is scalp covered by my hair. It now has small bumps on the skin. Advice?

Could be. ..: It very well could be a cause of more symptomatic seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis, even a plain ole fungal infection. While you could try over-the-counter dandruff shampoos like neutrogena T-gel, you would be best suited by first seeing your doctor to make sure it doesn't require more aggressive treatment. Best of luck. Read more

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My head is extremely itchy dead bug found long and skinny Rash just below hair line on neck. Hair thick curly long what bug is it? Start 4 wks

My head is extremely itchy dead bug found long and skinny Rash just below hair line on neck. Hair thick curly long what bug is it? Start 4 wks

HardToTell: It is very hard to say from your description of long and skinny dead bug
You can have the bug examined by insect specialist or go on line and try to find out
Meanwhile if there are more bugs get an exterminator to get rid of them
You can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if it itches and use over the counter Hydrocortisone cream
If no better see your Doctor Read more

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My head is itchy lots! I found 1 dead bug combing through my thick curly long hair. It was long and skinny. I have a rash on the neck. What bug?

My head is itchy lots! I found 1 dead bug combing through my thick curly long hair. It was long and skinny. I have a rash on the neck. What bug?

Possibly lice...: Lice start out as eggs, but they can hatch and become long and narrow bugs. That would be the most likely answer, but you really need a dermatology evaluation. Treating it is complicated, because you need to use the right shampoo to kill it (http://www. Ridlice. Com/lice-killing-shampoo. Php), AND you need to properly wash and/or dispose of linens, stuffed animals, blankets, etc. Read more

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I have hot and itchy ears also neck and body and when I brush my hair I get a sensation I am taking antistamines which do stop it?

I have hot and itchy ears also neck and body and when I brush my hair I get a sensation I am taking antistamines which do stop it?

External Otitis: This is external otitis. You need to get an Rx for antibiotic/cortisone ear drops such as Cortisporin, (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone)
Don't put heat to the ear. Keep soap out of the ear. Read more

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Itchy bumps at back of neck near hairline losing hair what could this be? Could it be sebhorreic dermatitis?

Itchy bumps at back of neck near hairline losing hair what could this be? Could it be sebhorreic dermatitis?

Eczema or contact: This can be either eczema or contact dermatitis. Do you color your hair? See a dermatologist or allergist. You may need to have a patch test to rule out contact allergies. Any itchy rashes any where else can indicate eczema. Read more

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Nwhenever I get very bad heartburn, I got itchy around my arms and neck, around my hair line, and my skin gets blotchy. Any idea why?

Nwhenever I get very bad heartburn, I got itchy around my arms and neck, around my hair line, and my skin gets blotchy. Any idea why?

May hv food allergy: The foods you're eating that's giving you heartburn, you may also be allergic to, without knowing it. So, it's best to see your doctor to have this worked up. If so, and if your body's releasing histamine in the process that can actually cause itching. So it's best to treat the cause first, so you can eliminate the heartburn, and also the itching. Go more towards an anti-inflammatory diet. Read more

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I get really itchy welts on my chest, forearms, neck and even my head where hair grows. I thought it could be scabies and I've used perthrim cream whi?

I get really itchy welts on my chest, forearms, neck and even my head where hair grows. I thought it could be scabies and I've used perthrim cream whi?

Scabies unlikely.: But it is a reason to have things evaluated. Mostly, reaction to a chemical exposure with/without sunlight sensitization effects. Can progress to a second degree burn or infection if the skin breaks open. But, if it is an allergic reaction to a medication, that needs to be fixed. And if it is sensitive skin, (mastocytosis) that needs to be fixed. And there's good treatment for it. Read more

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Every time I sleep with my hair wet, I get these small grouped itchy red bumps on my neck, they start to burn once I put itching cream on it.

Every time I sleep with my hair wet, I get these small grouped itchy red bumps on my neck, they start to burn once I put itching cream on it.

Why the?: It just seems to me that drying your hair before going to bed would solve the problem. Perhaps the residual shampoo or conditioner in the hair when wet is causing the problem but the solution appears to be quite straight forward. Read more

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Off/on for past year+ I've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?

Off/on for past year+ I've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?

Skin: Hypothyroidis even uncorrected would unlikely to cause the skin lesions you described. I think at this time you need to have a work up to rule out other autoimmune diseases. Also, seeing a dermatologist would be helpful. Read more

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I am a 43 yr old f. My head is itchy at times and my hair is falling out. My doctor ordered blood work to check my thyroid. What's wrong with me?

I am a 43 yr old f. My head is itchy at times and my hair is falling out. My doctor ordered blood work to check my thyroid. What's wrong with me?

Hair loss: By far the most common cause of hair loss in men is androgenetic alopecia, also referred to as “male pattern” or “common” baldness. It is caused by the effects of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (dht) on genetically susceptible scalp hair follicles. Other causes include medications, systemic disease as in lupus and thyroid disease. Read more

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Woman in my 30s, experiencing hair loss with itchy scalp. Symptoms started during banting diet, thyroid tests were fine &advantan drops helped? Help!

Woman in my 30s, experiencing hair loss with itchy scalp. Symptoms started during banting diet, thyroid tests were fine &advantan drops helped? Help!

The drops "helped"?: Did the drops stop the itch completely? How much weight did you lose? Normal menstrual cycles? Any meds or supplements? Birth control? A dermatologist can define your type of hair loss, determine the cause, and help correct it. Read more