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Dr. Erine Kupetsky answered:

I have itchy red spots on my scalp and also have flaking skin coming off my head. I use Biolage shampoo and conditioner... What do I do???

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Itching
Your condition may be seborreic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis. These conditions are at either end of the spectrum and psoriasis is generally more severe w silvery scale and redness. Both conditions do best with rx shampoo like clobetasol to reduce inflammation. If its seb derm, an rx anti fungal shampoo is also good. OTC zinc or selenium shampoo are good but rx are better.
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I have small red itchy burning red spots in my scalp. What causes this and what can I do about them? 49 female with MS

See dermatologist

Multiple_sclerosis
This does not represent MS, but certainly could be a reaction to your meds, as some MS drugs can be immunosuppressants and create an infection susceptibility. Have this diagnosed and treated and reassess your current med approach.
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Dr. John Holden answered:

Why do I have itchy head and red nasty spots on scalp?

Dermatitis.

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There are many causes for what you describe. You should have this looked at by a physician who can treat you with the appropriat
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What could cause an extremely itchy scalp with no flaking, no redness, and no bites?

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...seborrheic dermatitis (which doesn't always cause flaking), or an allergy to a shampoo or conditioner. Or (I know this sounds gross) you could have head lice. Look for the eggs (called "nits"), which appear as tiny white dots attached to individual hair shafts. You may have to see a dermatologist, since it's pretty hard to examine your own scalp thoroughly.
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Dr. Derek Farley answered:

Localized mildly itchy area on very top of scalp for past week. no redness, no inflammation, no flaking. what could it be? no changes in hair care.

Sounds treatable

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Try otc use of Selsun Blue. Sometimes we have minimal-symptom fungal infections of the scalp that can present like this. If this does the trick, keep using it for another week beyond resolvement, and for any flare-ups. If it doesn't work, call your doctor for an appointment for further evaluation.
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I have itchy scalp. No dandruff. No flaking . Just a little bit of redness.sometimes there are these hard white bits like the 'seeds' of pimples Help?

Scalp

Acne
Could be a form of acne or folliculitis. You could try a zinc shampoo, tar shampoo or nizoral shampoo.
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I have an itchy scalp and some redness on certain areas. My hair gets oily 2 days after I wash my hair. What is the cause of this and how to treat it?

Oily scalp

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Sounds like Seborrheic Dermatitis. OTC shampoos may help and if they don't, see a dermatologist
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I m looking for cure of seboric dermatitis.. suffring with facial dandruff with itching and redness, and hair dandruff with itchy scalp and hair fall.

Seborrheic dermatiti

Dermatitis
Seborrheic dermatitis tends to be chronic, and there's usually no strategy that stops it permanently. But treatments, including many you can try at home, may control your signs and symptoms during a flare-up. Anti fungal agents that you want to look for in the products you buy are: Ketoconazole, ciclopirox, terbinafine (Lamisil), zinc pyrithione, coal tar, and salacylic acid.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

8 year old son- clump of dead skin on scalp. When moistened and removed hair came out to leaving raw itchy spot. What could this be?

Hard to say

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It is difficult to say without being able to examine the area. Why don't you speak with your pediatrician.
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Dr. Layth Maolood answered:

I have a small rash ory dy itchy spot on my breast for almost two weeks it itches but bo redness or swell or pain what can I use to heal it?

Eczema or ringworm?

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Dry and itchy spot is probably eczema. You could try 1% hydrocortisone cream OTC for a week. If that does not help then an topical antifungal for 2 weeks could help with ring worm. If neither don't work then a trip to your doctor id warrented.
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