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Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy rash on scalp?

Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy  rash on scalp?

Parinaud's: Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome, a combination of granulomatous conjunctivitis in one eye, and swollen lymph nodes in front of the ear on the same side. Most cases are caused by cat-scratch disease, altho the bacteria causing tularemia, and herpes simplex and some fungi have been involved. It should not be confused with the midbrain neurological syndrome also named after parinaud. ...Read more

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've had for several weeks an increasingly itchy rash on the back of my scalp. Anything to relieve this?

I've had for several weeks an increasingly itchy rash on the back of my scalp. Anything to relieve this?

Yes: There may be many causes and unfortunately we often cannot find the answer even after exhaustive studies. If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. Otherwise topical Hydrocortisone cream should be tried. If it still did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Very itchy rash for around 10 mnths.Comes and goes.Started on my upper back and spreading up my neck and now scalp.Sandy texture. Steroids didnt work.

Very itchy rash for around 10 mnths.Comes and goes.Started on my upper back and spreading up my neck and now scalp.Sandy texture. Steroids didnt work.

ITCHY RASH 10 months: WHERE IS THE ITCHING? COULD BE MANY THINGS: MEDICATIONS, WASHING PRODUCTS, FRAGRANCES, ETC. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN A DERMATOLOGIST YET, PLEASE SEE ONE VERY SOON. GOOD LUCK! ...Read more

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I woke up with a solid red very itchy rash. I was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. Could this be related or something else?

I woke up with a solid red very  itchy rash. I was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. Could this be related or something else?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. If you are not satisfied with the information given to you by your doctor, it is appropriate to seek second opinion. ...Read more

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I have several bumps on my buttox.and a very itchy rash under my belly button.and sores on my scalp that wont heal.im miserable 24/7.can you help?

I have several bumps on my buttox.and a very itchy rash under my belly button.and sores on my scalp that wont heal.im miserable 24/7.can you help?

Rash: Hi, Sorry to hear about your trouble. It seems you have a fungus infection and you need treatment, although it's hard to make a diagnosis of a rash without close examination. Please see your provider for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any effective over-the-counter meds. For severe scalp breakouts? (bumps, pimples and itchy rash). I need help asap, this is out of control.

Are there any effective over-the-counter meds. For severe scalp breakouts? (bumps, pimples and itchy rash).  I need help asap, this is out of control.

Yes and no.: For and itch rash of the scalp (the technical name is seborrheic dermatitis), numerous medicated shampoos and lotions are available otc; most contain zinc or tar derivatives. Add bumps and pimples, however, and you probably have a problem in the hair follicles, possibly an infection, and if it's really that "out of control" you should be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Lower scalp started itching and now torso, arms and uppers thighs and hips itchy rash. No dietary or soap, lotion or detergent changes. Help?!

Lower scalp started itching and now torso, arms and uppers thighs and hips itchy rash. No dietary or soap, lotion or detergent changes. Help?!

Vague question.: How long have they been present? You may try taking otc antihistamine for up to 4x a day to see if it helps. If the problem worsens or persists for more than 10 days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Allergic reaction- s: I would recommend immediate medical evaluation including blood testing and possible a steroid injection to abort this allergic attack. Usually from inlation, contact or gestion of a sunstance or chemical foreign to the body's immune system. I would try zyrtec (cetirizine) and head over to the closet urgent care center. ...Read more

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I need a good tea tree oil shampoo what are good ones? I have scaly itchy rashes on scalp causing hair loss and want to try tea tree!

I need a good tea tree oil shampoo what are good ones? I have scaly itchy rashes on scalp causing hair loss and want to try tea tree!

Tea tree: While tea tree oil has antiinflammatory properties , salicylic acid shampoo such as t-sal by neutrogena may be helpful for dry itchy scalp . See your dermatologist for the best treatment options. ...Read more

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I have had itchy skin with no rash for weeks now. comes in waves. generally, scalp, neck, arms and legs. rarely torso and never feet/ hands. ?

I have had itchy skin with no rash for weeks now. comes in waves. generally, scalp, neck, arms and legs. rarely torso and never feet/ hands. ?

? dry skin: as it is affecting the more exposed areas, however, if symptoms are really bothersome you may want to see a dermatologist, meanwhile, try some skin care techniques: as bathing with cream soap, moisturize your skin right after, hydrate you body well, and avoid prolonged sun exposure, occasional antihistamine might help too, good luck ...Read more

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Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Yes , it is possible: Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else. Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more

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How did I suddenly get an itchy rash? Are all sudden itchy rashes allergic in nature?

Rashes: Most allergic rashes are itchy however, not all itchy rashes are allergic. A good example is scabies that is cause by an arthroppod (insect) that tunnels beneath the skin. Ask your primary care provider to evaluate the rash first, seek a dermatologists opinion if the pcp can not determine the cause. ...Read more

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i have itching near my inner thighs and rashes. brown itchy rash appears ?

 i have itching near my inner thighs and rashes. brown itchy rash appears ?

A common rash in : the skin folds of the inner thigh is jock itch.This can be treated with over the counter anti-fungal medicine. ...Read more

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I keep getting rashes everytime I go to the country (my whole family does)! This itchy rash also prevents me from sleep at night! What to do?

I keep getting rashes everytime I go to the country (my whole family does)! This itchy rash also prevents me from sleep at night! What to do?

See dermatologist: If this happens when you are in the countryside , you are likely allergic to something outdoors or even to the sun. I would suggest that you consult a dermatologist to find out the cause. Certainly poison oak/poison ivy is a factor to be considered especially since its resin on contaminated articles may remain potent for months. ...Read more

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Non itchy rash on shoulder?

Non itchy rash on shoulder?

Need more details: The causes are many, please give more details, onset, type of lesions, distribution.. ...Read more

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I have had a non itchy rash on the back of both calves for a couple of years and no one can tell me why.

I have had a non itchy rash on the back of both calves for a couple of years and no one can tell me why.

Dermatologist: Have you seen a dermatologist? They specialize in skin conditions and could shed some light on your condition. Consider a biopsy of the area in question. ...Read more

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I have a non-itchy rash on my earlobe, nowhere else. My cats recently got fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?

I have a non-itchy rash on my earlobe, nowhere else. My cats recently got fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?

Swimmers ear: It is possible to get flea bites but they are usually itchy. If you have been swimming lately, you may have an otitis external or swimmers ear. Make sure you dry your ear well after a shower, bath, or swimming. If is painful, red, or has a discharge see a doctor. You may need antibiotics and some ear drops for the discomfort. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more