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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?

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?

Depends: 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. ...Read more

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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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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

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: 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. ...Read more

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

Dermatitis.: There are many causes for what you describe. You should have this looked at by a physician who can treat you with the appropriat. ...Read more

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I have itchy, red spots on my skin, remedy?

The remedy will: Depend on the cause. In -person medical evaluation is the best way to determine cause. ...Read more

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Ever since october last year, I've gotten these itchy red spots. they started at the base of my wrist and has spread. now it's all over. what could it?

Ever since october last year, I've gotten these itchy red spots. they started at the base of my wrist and has spread. now it's all over. what could it?

A rash for 4 months: What are you waiting for? See a DR if you can. Is cost an issue? If it is, find a free clinic. Your description lacks enough detail for any kind of guess. ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots on the outside of my vag they dry and peal but are not pipples when scracth they get wet with clear fluids what could this be?

I have itchy red spots on the outside of my vag they dry and peal but are not pipples when scracth they get wet with clear fluids what could this be?

Vesicles?: Could be herpetic vesicles, hard to say over internet. You need examined by a dr / urgent care / gyn / "std clinic" who can diagnose and prescribe treatment for your issue. ...Read more

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Itchy red spots with clear fluid. What is that?

Chickenpox: That's just a wild guess. I'm hopeful that you would have already received your chickenpox vaccination which would make this very unlikely. However, it's best for you to go see your family doctor for an evaluation & diagnose along w/appropriate treatment. It would help if you knew whether you were exposed to someone else w/similar symptoms. Or had your vaccination records available. ...Read more

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Tried New body wash ~2-3 days ago but haven't used since. Yesterday & today red spots Itchy rash on parts of body I used the wash. Could it be that?

Tried New body wash ~2-3 days ago but haven't used since. Yesterday & today red spots Itchy rash on parts of body I used the wash. Could it be that?

Yes: It is possible to be allergic to chemicals in a soap or detergent. If the areas of the itchy spots match the areas you washed, then it is likely. Treatment is to avoid re-exposure. A hydrocortison skin cream (OTC) can help, or if it's worse, see your doctor for a stronger prescription. ...Read more

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I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

Eczema?: By location and symptoms, it sounds like eczema. When it goes away, it sometimes leaves lighter patches. Treated by cortisone creams and prevented by moisturizing the skin better, eczema is very common. Dry climate (winter) can worsen. Moisturize well--creams, not lotions. The color will return if it is eczema. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more