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Raised itchy spots on back of my scalp?

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

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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Red flat spots on scalp, one is a bit raised. Not itchy. Dr has no idea what they are. What could they be. Is it ok to put steroid cream on them?

Red flat spots on scalp, one is a bit raised. Not itchy. Dr has no idea what they are. What could they be. Is it ok to put steroid cream on them?

Dermatologist: The hazard of steroid cream is that if there is a fungal or other infection involved, it could get worse. Best to see a dermatologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp, prob no hair lice. Orange like freckle like non raised spots and scaling too, comments would be appreciated. Thanks?

Itchy scalp, prob no hair lice. Orange like freckle like non raised spots and scaling too, comments would be appreciated. Thanks?

Itchy Scalp: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that mainly affects your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back. Treatment is with T-gel shampoo and prescription strength cortisone. ...Read more

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What would cause a flat or very slightly raised red non itchy spot on the scalp.

What would cause a flat or very slightly raised red non itchy spot on the scalp.

Multiple Things: Red, non itchy spots can be from many triggers- a rash, a benign growth, or cancer. It should be evaluated by a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up.?

My daughter had pointed out these reddish purple spots on the back of my head that were never there before. Not itchy or raised up.?

Mgt: It may be a contact dermatitis, if it spreads or is associated with other symptoms, medication may be needed. In the meantime, wash the area with a hypoallergenic soap such as Dove. ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and rash on back of neck, what can I use for this?

I have an itchy scalp and rash on back of neck, what can I use for this?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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3yo girl has 3 tiny red spots not raised/not itchy or irritating on back of upper right arm. What could this be? Spent the wknd in sun, pool, beach.

3yo girl has 3 tiny red spots not raised/not itchy or irritating on back of upper right arm. What could this be? Spent the wknd in sun, pool, beach.

? Bites: If the rash is localized and she is otherwise well these are likely bites or something she came in contact with. Keep the area clean and observe the rash. If it spreads or if she is otherwise sick, see her doctor. Take a picture. All the best. ...Read more

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Pin prick dots (not raised) on back of hand, chills, fatigue, spots are slightly sore and itchy?

Pin prick dots (not raised) on back of hand, chills, fatigue, spots are slightly sore and itchy?

See a doctor: These appear to be in some manner connected to your current illness and without being able to see and examine them and to correlate these with other findings it is impossible to make diagnoses over the internet. ...Read more

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I have an itchy spot on the back of my scalp the size of a ping pong ball. Scalpicin hasn't worked.

I have an itchy spot on the back of my scalp the size of a ping pong ball. Scalpicin hasn't worked.

I believe Scalpicin: Contains very low dose hydrocortisone. This is a reasonable first-line treatment for one of the most common causes of an itchy scalp spot: seborrheic dermatitis. But it may not be strong enough or the spot could be a sign of psoriasis or other skin disease. I believe your next step is to see Dermatologist, make sure of the diagnosis, and possibly get prescription strength medication. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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My daughter woke up this a.m. with a painless raised red, itchy, swollen spot on the back of her L. hand. I'm worried this may be a spider bite, help.

My daughter woke up this a.m. with a painless raised red, itchy, swollen spot on the back of her L. hand. I'm worried this may be a spider bite, help.

Mystery bites: Based on your description, this could be a spider bite (but very unlikely to be a dangerous one), or a bite from insect, flea, etc. Sometimes bumps like this represent skin infections which may NOT come from bites. If it looks bad to you now, have a doc look at it today. If looks okay now but increases in size, develops red streaks toward the wrist, or she gets new symptoms, see a doc right away ...Read more

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14 yr old bro has a thew spots on back and he always finds them itchy he even saids his chest itches abit

14 yr old bro has a thew spots on back and he always finds them itchy he even saids his chest itches abit

Need photo or exam: Skin lesions that itch suggest atopic dermatitis, contact allergic rash, fungal infection such as tinea versicolor or pityriasis, so I suggest an exam by you doctor or dermatologist if these persist. ...Read more

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Husband w/ rash on back/arms, 3 days. Not painful or itchy. Red spots with white center, 3-20mm. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help. Won't go to md! Serious? Contagious?

Husband w/ rash on back/arms, 3 days. Not painful or itchy. Red spots with white center, 3-20mm. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) didn't help. Won't go to md! Serious? Contagious?

See a doctor: Without examining this it is impossible to tell. If he won't submit to an exam, that is his problem, and he seems less concerned than you do. ...Read more

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Small spots of blood under skin on back appeared suddenly. Not raised, not itchy, no pain. Now fading...something to worry about?

Small spots of blood under skin on back appeared suddenly. Not raised, not itchy, no pain. Now fading...something to worry about?

Need more info: Need more information. It would be wise to make an appt with your family physician and have him/her give you a diagnosis after viewing the lesions. ...Read more

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My husband has multiple light red spots on his back, not itchy, not raised. We noticed it after he showered. Should we be concerned?

My husband has multiple light red spots on his back, not itchy, not raised. We noticed it after he showered. Should we be concerned?

Concerned enough: You should be concerned enough to have your doctor take a look at it, diagnose and treat it if necessary. Off hand, it's unlikely to be something serious, but why be concerned unnecessarily? On the other hand, why ignore something that you should be concerned about? Again, it's best to know for sure what the rash is. ...Read more

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Itchy, burning, light pink rash on back. Not raised, bumpy, or scaly. Had for 3 days. What is this/fix? Nothing new in house/clothing, wasn't outdoors.

Itchy, burning, light pink rash on back. Not raised, bumpy, or scaly. Had for 3 days. What is this/fix? Nothing new in house/clothing, wasn't outdoors.

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have a rash, a lot of flat red spots that seem to meet and merge under my breasts. Spread to back and neck today. Non itchy slightly raised, what do?

I have a rash, a lot of flat red spots that seem to meet and merge under my breasts. Spread to back and neck today. Non itchy slightly raised, what do?

These may be: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. These may be several different diseases and you may need a biopsy. ...Read more

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Small red pinpoint spots, like tiny spots of blood on arms, back, abdomen. A few here and there, non-itchy, not raised. What could they be?

Small red pinpoint spots, like tiny spots of blood on arms, back, abdomen. A few here and there, non-itchy, not raised. What could they be?

Capillary hemangioma: These may be capillary hemangioma a, a perfectly harmless tiny cluster of blood vessels. If you suddenly get a huge increase in their number or size, consult a dermatologist or internist. ...Read more

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I have a rash which started on my wrists. It's now spread to my chest, back legs, arms and scalp. It's red like spots which can be itchy.

I have a rash which started on my wrists. It's now spread to my chest, back legs, arms and scalp. It's red like spots which can be itchy.

Need pic:): Best to see a picture...you can use HealthTap to send one if you wish. Best guess without picture is eczema, the result of very dry skin, or contact dermatitis caused by irritation or allergy. Could also be a drug rash if you have taken a new medication. Calamine lotion, OTC strength topical cortisone cream, and OTC diphenhydramine can be tried. If persists, see your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sudden red spot on my back, skin is raised but not itchy?

Sudden red spot on my back, skin is raised but not itchy?

See a dermatologist: Dermatology, or the examination of skin is predominantly visual. There are many diagnoses that can be a red mark on the skin. Often times if it is not clear clinically the dermatologist will take a biopsy to aid in the diagnosis. Therefore, it is important to have that lesion examined. ...Read more

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I have a spot on my back about the size of a dime that is insatiably itchy. There is no redness, rash, or raised area, just an itchy spot. Cause?

Neurogenic: Nerves or trauma can cause an itch. Creams and oral. Mrdd are available and may need a biopsy seek your doctor for further evaluation and testing and possible treatments. I hope your feel better soon. ...Read more

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Had a small pale freckle on back. Seemed to get a spot under it. Over last 8 months it is now red, raised with purple, pink mottled appearance. Itchy?

Had a small pale freckle on back. Seemed to get a spot under it. Over last 8 months it is now red, raised with purple, pink mottled appearance. Itchy?

Time4ADermatologist: Today is Sunday. Tomorrow, call a local dermatologist and have it looked at. Any "mole" that's changing like that needs immediate attention (by 'immediate' I mean within a week or so,).It's not an emergency but needs to be looked at and probably a sample taken for microscopic examination. Also to look for any similar lesions elsewhere (sometimes they're hidden), and to check your overall health, etc ...Read more

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A tiny itchy spot on my scalp drives me nuts, hair is missing from it, I keep picking off the itchy scaly skin but it comes back, what could it be?

Fungus or-: The first thing I would have a doctor check for is a skin fungus by looking through a woods lamp or taking some scrapings. It could be psoriasis, eczema or actinic keratosis with the loss of hair being related to you picking at it. It would need to be seen. ...Read more

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I have raised red itchy bumps that come and go in the same spot (left lumbar) over and over. I have associated back pain in that same spot What is it?

I have raised red itchy bumps that come and go in the same spot (left lumbar) over and over. I have associated back pain in that same spot What is it?

Bumps: This sounds like herpes which recurs in the same location. Sometimes the location is the thigh or back although this is less common. You can have a viral HSV culture done of the fluid in the bumps to confirm. ...Read more

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