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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 think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

Scalp Hygiene: You should see a dermatologist, in the meantime applied a shampoo
which will be useful for fungal and bacterial infections.
It also will be useful, if you could have your hair cut Short.

As you have lymph nodes in your neck is quite possible that you have
an ongoing infection, you will require culture and sensitivity of the organism
and started on antibiotics ...Read more

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Red pimple like blistery rash. Stings and itches horribly. Always occurs on hairline, scalp, base of neck, back/tail bone and is symmetrical on body?

Red pimple like blistery rash. Stings and itches horribly. Always occurs on hairline, scalp, base of neck, back/tail bone and is symmetrical on body?

Rashes: Rashes are almost impossible to diagnos without seeing them. I would advise seeing your primary provider or urgent care especially with it being pimply and blistering. Concern for skin infection. Please be seen ...Read more

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Yesterday I had pain under my right eye and scalp was very sensitive with a rash or small cluster of Today pimples. Today I have blister like lesion.

Yesterday I had pain under my right eye and scalp was very sensitive with a rash or small cluster of Today pimples. Today I have blister like lesion.

Shingles: You are describing what sounds like an Herpes Shingles eruption. I recommend a quick evaluation and initiation of treatment to lessen the severity and viral shedding. An antiviral medication like Valtex™ 3000mg daily is given for 7-10 days. It's best to treat within 3 days. Also any lesions near the eyelid or eye should be evaluated concurrently by an EYE MD, especially if rash is above the eye. ...Read more

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What do you think I have? My scalp looks like the gray patch ringworm at times there has been sores like a rash or a pimple. Also, black little nits like a fruit fly maybe? I feel itchy with scalp, hair feels different like it is nappy in spots, also hard

What do you think I have? My scalp looks like the gray patch ringworm at times there has been sores like a rash or a pimple. Also, black little nits like a fruit fly maybe? I feel itchy with scalp, hair feels different like it is nappy in spots, also hard

From: From your description, you may have ringworm of the scalp which is actually caused by a fungus, not a worm. Of course, without examining you and sending cultures, I cannot tell for sure what it is. A fungal infection of the scalp is more difficult to treat than fungal infections elsewhere. Treatment usually includes 1-2 months of a prescription oral medication. You should give your doctor a call and have them take a look at it. They will hopefully be able to tell exactly what it is so you can get the proper treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I discovered that I have lice last week and it seems that it has been there for a long time. The bottom side of my scalp was full of rash and pimples.?

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I discovered that I have lice last week and it seems that it has been there for a long time. The bottom side of my scalp was full of rash and pimples.?

The: The infection can spread and can cause great inconvenience. I recommend seeing a dermatologist for the treatment and finally have all the affected family members are treated. ...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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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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I have these pimple like dots on my chest all over and they seem to be itchy now and it might be increasing in location now are they rashes?

I have these pimple like dots on my chest all over and they seem to be itchy now and it might be increasing in location now are they rashes?

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. Sounds like yours may be infected. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Found pimple/boil looking thing on scalp, no blood visible, shape irregular, look closer up saw small brown oval, its like mountain w/ peak, what isit?

See a doctor: Although the description of your condition is detailed, nothing beats the trained eye of a medical expert in determining what may be your specific problem. Please follow up with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of my scalp pain (seems like a pimple or 2 are there)?

What might be the cause of my scalp pain (seems like a pimple or 2 are there)?

Infection: This is possible scalp infection which requires oral antibiotics. See physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have bleeding pimple-like bumps all over my scalp?

I have bleeding pimple-like bumps all over my scalp?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a brownish pinkish pimple like on my scalp since I was 14, I am 23 years old now the pimle hasn't been growing nor bleeding its just there and I only have that one in almost near my hair line. What Could this be?

I have a brownish pinkish pimple like on my scalp since I was 14, I am 23 years old now the pimle hasn't been growing nor bleeding its just there and I only have that one in almost near my hair line. What Could this be?

A million things!: Could be any one of a million things. More than likely, it is nothing to worry about. A pimple is usually an infections process, so I'm not sure it is a pimple that has lasted 9 years. Please contact a Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon to put your mind at rest. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a pimple lump on the side of my scalp?

What to do if I had a pimple lump on the side of my scalp?

See a dermatologist: Need exam and possibly biopsy to identify this. Angioma? Nevus? Cancer? Cyst? Pustule? Any of these can appear as a "pimple lump". ...Read more

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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


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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