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Purple Spots On Scalp
My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.
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
Picture please: It'd help so much better if a picture of it was sent for review. Also, historical data - how long it's been there, is it growing or changing? Anything make it worse? These things matter so you would need to either supply this info here or take your child to a local doc. ...Read more
Wife had a spot on scalp that I would describe as a hanging blood blister. It was purplish with a stalk that popped like a blister ?
Just noticed a sm bump on scalp with a bald patch. Area is tender.Spot is purplish & doc thinks its a mole. Derm appt in 3+ wks. I've had headache for 2+ days. I also hit head hard there 4 months ago.
Headaches: As physicians we try to put all the symptoms and aspects of he history to come together to diagnose a one single condition. However, it is possible that in your case, you are dealing with three different unrelated problems. I am glad you have the appointment scheduled to check the scalp. That is a start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fontanelles: Fontanelles are soft spots on an infant's head that represent where the bones that make up the skull will later fuse. Most babies have an anterior fontanelle (in the front), and some neonates may have a posterior fontanelle (in the back), though this is uncommon. The anterior fontanelle typical closes around 12 months of age. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Skin: It should be looked at first.Get a more detailed answer ›
Normal : With the lack of a clinical exam, i would like to call those spots the terminal end of blood vessels. However if they are new spots that you have never seen before, then you may need to have them checked by a dentist. Some common allergies may be expressed by splotches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cysts/acne necrotica: It's difficult to tell you exactly what this is without examining you, but if what you have are marble size or larger moveable knots in the deeper subcutaneous tissue, I favor pilar cysts. The only treatment for these is surgical excision. On the other hand, if it's small pimples in the hair follicles I favor a rash like condition such as acne necrotica or lichen planopilaris. See a Dermatlogist! ...Read more
The toxin does that: Wasp bites can be very serious, but that is usually within a few minutes of having been bitten. At this point, you should only need anti-itch medicine or pain medicine if need be. The effects that you are describing will gradually go away. The wasp injects a toxin that you body has to clear. ...Read more
I have dry spots on my scalp when i pick them off. There is pink. Skin underneath what could it be?
Not too unusual: It's not entirely unusual for the scalp to have spots that build up with dead flakey skin. Have your primary care doctor take a look. There is likely a shampoo or other topical treatment that will help. ...Read more
Red spots appeared on my body then turned purple a few days later and it's still there 3 weeks later! what could it be?
I have this strange pinprick sensation on random spots on my body always followed a tingling sensation over my left scalp.
Sensory neuropathies: or dysfunction of peripheral nerves, are caused by many things including hereditary diseases, trauma, toxins (alcohol), infections, diabetes, B12 deficiency, medications and autoimmune diseases (MS). Pin prick/tingling sensations generally indicate involvement of small-fiber sensory nerves.These symptoms require a careful work-up with detailed history, physical and testing. See you Doc/Neurologist ...Read more
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