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Dr. Chris Oh Dr. Oh
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Itchy bumps on scalp?

Dr. Chris Oh Dr. Oh
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Itchy bumps on scalp?

Psoriasis: Likely psoriasis. I would first have it looked at to make sure it is nothing suspicious. If it is psoriasis, switching to t-gel shampoo as well as using calcipotriene and occasional topical steroid helps. ...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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Itchy rash, scabs over and bleeds when itched spreads on legs?

Itchy rash, scabs over and bleeds when itched spreads   on legs?

Rash: It can be from different things, you should see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pimple rash itchy on arms spreading?

Pimple rash itchy on arms spreading?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is often seen in otherwise healthy people, it's easily curable in most cases and frequently clears on its own without treatment, though it may require ongoing maintenance therapy. Antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide are often used to treat folliculitis, and resistant cases may need antibiotic pills to clear the skin. ...Read more

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Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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Red itchy rash on my ears?

Red itchy rash on my ears?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Derm eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Chris Oh Dr. Oh
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Raised itchy spots on back of my scalp?

Dr. Chris Oh Dr. Oh
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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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White blotches on palms. itchy skin rash all over. white tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?

White blotches on palms. itchy skin rash all over.  white tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?

Probably unrelated: You may possibly have contracted scabies from the contact but there are also other potential causes unrelated to the sexual contact. See a doctor if this has been presented for more than 3 days or been getting worse. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on penis?

Itchy rash on penis?

Not sure of reason.: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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Rash on chin thats itchy?

Rash on chin thats itchy?

Rash : Could be an allergic reaction. Make sure you see a doctor if lasts longer than couple of days or getting worse. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on shins?

Itchy rash on shins?

Best to see doctor: Hard to say without more information to help pin down the cause, and even then, rashes can be tough to diagnose without seeing them! i think i'd recommend a visit to your doctor. In the meantime, for the itching cool compresses, or lotions containing calamine or pramoxine would be good over-the-counter anti-itch treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on penis?

Itchy bumps on penis?

Bumps on Penis: Spots on the penis are very common and most do not have a serious cause. However, occasionally spots can indicate a significant health problem. So, it's important to seek prompt medical advice if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Pimple like bumps on scalp?

Scalp folliculitis: Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp. Causes include bacteria, yeast or demodex. It is characterised by small, very itchy pustules within the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. There may be only a small number of lesions or they may be very numerous. Treatment is with oral or topical antibiotics, topical cortisone, based on cause. ...Read more

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Dry red flakey skin on testicles?

Dry red flakey skin on testicles?

?fungal: More than likely this is a fungal rash (jock itch) but should be looked at by md if no improvement after treatment. ...Read more

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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard of?). ...Read more

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Itchy flesh time welt on labia.

Itchy flesh time welt on labia.

Welt-Itchy: Sounds like a possible allergic reaction to something. Play detective and try to remember if there was anything you used lately that may have caused you to have an allergic reaction on the labia? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with the itch and call your doc as you may need a steroid too. If it continues, you will need an exam to confirm what the actual diagnosis is and then get the best treatment,Good luck ...Read more

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I have non-itchy scabs on my scalp. Would like to know what i can do about?

I have non-itchy scabs on my scalp. Would like to know what i can do about?

Dermatologist: These may be from psoriasis of the scalp. If so, a proper regimen in treating these lesions is important. Nevertheless It's important to establish an accurate diagnosis. I recommend that you be evaluated and treated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f white?

Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f  white?

Vague: Your symptoms are nonspecific and without a thorough history and physical, perhaps even some lab testing, it would be difficult to conclude what could be amiss. Time to follow up with a doctor! all the best! ...Read more

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Hi I have dry scabs on my scalp, what could this be and best way to treat it. I know it's not dandruff. It gets itchy and i pick them which then bleed?

Reaction: Did you apply anything on your hair? Such as chemical products or hair dye? You may be reacting to them. Also if you have eczema, it can affect your scalp. Talk to you doctor or seek the opinion of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Brown scabs with a black dot in middle on scalp - very itchy and painful when I accidentally scratch a scab off. Thoughts??

Brown scabs with a black dot in middle on scalp - very itchy and painful when I accidentally scratch a scab off. Thoughts??

Really needs to be: seen by dermatologist, you can try some topical antibiotics but to find out what is causing these scabs(folliculitis, cysts, dandruff) and appropriately treat condition you need to see derm ...Read more

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My scalp is often itchy and flaky, and it feels like scabs. Sometimes there's a little blood when I scratch it. I've tried dandruff shampoos but they haven't worked. I've also tried off-the-shelf treatments but they sting. What can I do?

My scalp is often itchy and flaky, and it feels like scabs. Sometimes there's a little blood when I scratch it. I've tried dandruff shampoos but they haven't worked. I've also tried off-the-shelf treatments but they sting. What can I do?

See dermatologist: In order to find the right treatment, one needs to identify the problem. Aside from a contact allergy to hair preparations, you may have condition such as seborrhea or psoriasis. Thus a dermatology consult would likely be the best option for you. ...Read more

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Dr. I am confuse my skin is having small itchy scab type thing some times on my face now currently it is on the back of my scalp it sometimes itchy bu?

Dr. I am confuse my skin is having small itchy scab type thing some times on my face now currently it is on the back of my scalp it sometimes itchy bu?

Soap and water: Try washing your face and head with soap and water, at least twice daily. If after a month of doing that, it has not helped, please consult this site for additional suggestions for home care: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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How do you get rid of an itchy scalp that always have scab on it?

How do you get rid of an itchy scalp that always have scab on it?

See details: See a primary care doctor or dermatologist to diagnosis the cause. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp in a small section near top of head, scratched before felt a scab-like thing forming and it let out little bit of clear fluid-not oozing?

Itchy scalp in a small section near top of head, scratched before  felt a scab-like thing forming and it let out little bit of clear fluid-not oozing?

Abrasion: Scratching or rubbing will strip off the surface of the skin. Think about the time you fell on your hand or knee. If it fails to heal, or if it continues to itch, a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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My scalp has been very itchy and has dry patches that scab up. I've tried all the dandruff shampoos that are out there. It also hurts/stings?

Scalp infection: You may have a scalp infection or another issue like inflammation. I recommend that you get it looked at to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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I have severe scalp itchiness, what to do?

I have severe scalp itchiness, what to do?

Itchy Scalp: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin, itching and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back. Try Clobetasol Solution which is a topical prescription. TGel is also effective for this condition. ...Read more

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Im havin sudden scalp itchiness and i can stratch til it bleeds.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Im havin sudden scalp itchiness and i can stratch til it bleeds.

Change hair products: First one needs to find out the cause for the itching and allergic sensitization to hair products comes to mind. If the itching is so intense, consider asking your doctor to see if a topical cortisone solution may offer temporary help until the cause can be established. A dermatology consult may well be in order. ...Read more

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What cause itchy scalp?

What cause itchy scalp?

Seb derm: Most usual cause is seborrheic dermatitis - dandruff - although many other causes possible. Could try using over the counter selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione shampoo. If not improving see doc. ...Read more

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What causes itchy scalp?

What causes itchy scalp?

Itchy scalp: Causes include:
Seborrhoea
Scalp psoriasis
Eczema
Dandruff
Tinea corporis
Urticaria eg hair dye ...Read more

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What causes an itchy scalp?

Psorasis: Psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and hair dye sensitivity can all cause an itchy scalp. If this occurs few days after dying your hair, allergy test to the dye to determine if you can use it. Antidandruff shampoos contain ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, tar, or salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Why do I have a itchy scalp?

There are many: Possible reasons for an itchy scalp. Dermatological evaluation should be able to identify the cause in your case. ...Read more

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How can I treat an itchy scalp?

How can I treat an itchy scalp?

Medicated shampoos: Most likely you have a condition called seborrheic dermatitis. So, otc medicated shampoos like head & shoulder, t-gel/t-sal, Nizoral (ketoconazole) would help. Dermatologists may order prescription-strengthed shampoos like clobex, etc plus steroid scalp lotions. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more