Top
10
Doctor insights on: My Scalp Is Red

Share
1

1
If you look closely on my scalp you can see flakes lying there.They get off very easly by scratch. Sometimes my scalp looks red.No itch.what is this?

If you look closely on my scalp you can see flakes lying there.They get off very easly by scratch. Sometimes my scalp looks red.No itch.what is this?

See your dermatologi: Assuming you see a dermatologist (or should be) taking these meds, they are all drying and irritating. It is unlikely she would advise all 3 at the same time. Also note that benzoyl peroxide bleaches fabrics and hair. Seborrheic dermatitis is NOT dry skin, but is a separate condition with different management. Review all this with your dermatologist so you can best manage it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

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


2

2
I'm losing my hair and my scalp is red most of the time how can u help me in this?

I'm losing my hair and my scalp is  red most of the time how can u help me in this?

Hair loss: You may have some underlying problem causing redness of scalp and hair loss; causes of hair loss may include but not limited to thyroid problems, anxiety/stress, syphilis, etc..., you may need to see a dermatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

3

3
I have a bump on the side of my scalp it's red and has white at the very top. Also it hurts to touch and causes headaches when I touch it what's wrong?

I have a bump on the side of my scalp it's red and has white at the very top. Also it hurts to touch and causes headaches when I touch it what's wrong?

Boil: sounds like a boil, infected hair follicle , noiw with pus [white top] need it lanced by a dr if it doesn't spontaneously break open after warm wet compresses 4x/day x 10 min each , may need antibiotics . ...Read more

4

4
My scalp is red and splotchy in some places. No itching, raised bumps etc. Noticing a lot more hair falling out than usual. What is wrong?

My scalp is red and splotchy in some places. No itching, raised bumps etc. Noticing a lot more hair falling out than usual. What is wrong?

Hair loss: First...bloodwork should be done by your primary care physician. Your thyroid could be off (hypothyroidism) and this can lead to hair loss and skin changes. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can also cause skin issues. Ultimately you will likely see a dermatologist, but going through your PCP first is the way to go so you don't put the cart in front of the horse! ...Read more

6

6
My scalp has red patches all over . No itch. Nothing is working! derm nurse. Doesn't look like psoriasis . Steroids and shampoos same spots in belly?

My scalp has red patches all over . No itch. Nothing is working! derm nurse. Doesn't look like psoriasis . Steroids and shampoos same spots in belly?

Rashes: Chronic rashes are very frustrating. If this has been going on awhile and your treatments aren't helping much, it may be time to have a biopsy to see directly where the problem is. Most dermatologists would not hesitate. Good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Hi, 23 years old, i'm worried about my hair, since few weeks ago i verify that after shower my hair scalp is red, itch and loss hair. What is that?

Hi, 23 years old, i'm  worried about my hair,  since few weeks ago i verify that after shower my hair scalp is red, itch and loss hair. What is that?

See a dermatologist: Why don't you see a dermatologist and determine the cause? It is impossible to be specific without being able to visualize the skin lesions. ...Read more

10

10
What would make my scalp red itchy and swollen?

What would make my scalp red itchy and swollen?

Several possibles: There are several causes including psoriasis, eczema and seborrhea. See a dermatologist to learn the cause and the best treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer