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There are few red spots on my scalp, which makes my scalp very itchy. How to cure it permanently? Thank you

There are few red spots on my scalp, which makes my scalp very itchy. How to cure it permanently? Thank you

A few causes: Itchy scalp spots can be many things. I would try some anti-dandruff shampoo 3-5 time per week for a couple weeks, and if that doesn't help, then see a doctor. Sometimes, this kind of problem needs a doctors evaluation. Other things this could be include tinea capitis (fungal infection), psoriasis, discoid lupus, lichen planopilaris, early alopecia areata among many others. Get it checked out. ...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 have 4 tiny red spots on side and back of scalp. 2 near each other and the other 2 not. They do not itch, they are flat not raised at all.

I have 4 tiny red spots on side and back of scalp. 2 near each other and the other 2 not. They do not itch, they are flat not raised at all.

Probably angioms: Angiomas can be very small dilated blood vessels. They are usually round and the size can vary from 1mm to
several mm. Over time they tend to become more elevated. Almost everyone will get a couple and some
people get 100's. For someone who gets a lot, your mom or dad probably had them. They can occur any
place on the body. They are benign. A laser can remove them without scarring. ...Read more

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I have small red itchy burning red spots in my scalp. What causes this and what can I do about them? 49 female with ms

I have small red itchy burning red spots in my scalp. What causes this and what can I do about them? 49 female with ms

See dermatologist: This does not represent ms, but certainly could be a reaction to your meds, as some ms drugs can be immunosuppressants and create an infection susceptibility. Have this diagnosed and treated and reassess your current med approach. ...Read more

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Helpp! What are the red spots on my scalp? And I have alot of bald spots):

Helpp! What are the red spots on my scalp? And I have alot of bald spots):

Red spots and bald: A visit to a dermatologist is in order. You may need a referral from your doctor. ...Read more

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My scalp is really hurting, no red spots or visible dryness, what could be the cause? I'm not wearing it in a right ponytail either

My scalp is really hurting, no red spots or visible dryness, what could be the cause? I'm not wearing it in a right ponytail either

Dryness: Is often NOT VISIBLE Try using a moisturizer and if you are shampooing more than twice a week STOP IT!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have red spots on my scalp. It isn't itchy or flaky but it is slightly sore. I've never had a problem like this before. What do you think it is?

I have red spots on my scalp. It isn't itchy or flaky but it is slightly sore. I've never had a problem like this before. What do you think it is?

Clogged pores: This is possible folliculitis. An acne type eruption. Try to avoid hair spray and serums on the scalp. Also using a sal acid shampoo might help. If the condition does not resolve see a doctor for prescription medication. ...Read more

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I have scalp psoriasis. I have used different shampoos but more spots come the next day/week. Thick, blotchy, red spots.

I have scalp psoriasis. I have used different shampoos but more spots come the next day/week. Thick, blotchy, red spots.

Prescription meds: The application of baby/olive oil followed by shampoo can help to remove scale, but a topical steroid medication (a foam best for the scalp) is usually the first necessary step. Shampoos accomplish little for most people. Depending upon the thickness of the lesions, scalp psoriasis can be difficult to treat. I suggest seeing a specialist to get things going in the right direction. ...Read more

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Very itchy scalp, flaking, red spots from scratching, feels like crawling on head (and body a little). Just started yesterday.

Very itchy scalp, flaking, red spots from scratching, feels like crawling on head (and body a little). Just started yesterday.

Itchy scalp: Your condition you describe may be head lice. Have someone search your scalp and hair carefully for lice and for eggs called nits glued to hairshaft near scalp. Call your doctor to report your situation and ask how to proceed. ...Read more

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I recently got a haircut when I got home I noticed round red spots on the side of my scalp is this possibly tinea capitis, eczema or something else?

I recently got a haircut when I got home I noticed round red spots on the side of my scalp is this possibly tinea capitis, eczema or something else?

Hard to say: With your brief description, this could be an allergic response to a hair product, local irritation, an infectious process by bacteria or fungus. A visual assessment by your doc would sort out the possibilities. ...Read more

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I have itchy red spots on my scalp and also have flaking skin coming off my head. I use biolage shampoo and conditioner... What do I do?

Depends: Your condition may be seborreic dermatitis or scalp psoriasis. These conditions are at either end of the spectrum and psoriasis is generally more severe w silvery scale and redness. Both conditions do best with rx shampoo like clobetasol to reduce inflammation. If its seb derm, an rx anti fungal shampoo is also good. Otc zinc or selenium shampoo are good but rx are better. ...Read more

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Does the use of hairspray or gel contribute to the creation of red spots/acne on my scalp?

Styling products: Often contain alcohol, fragrances and other harsh ingredients that can irritate the scalp. Dryness, flaking, scabbing, itchiness and sores are indicators that this may be happening. ...Read more

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I have little red spots on my skin. Mostly on my breasts arms stomache and scalp. They don't hurt. What could they be?

Sounds like: Purpura. A loss of platelets (small cells in blood that have a lot to do with blood normally clotting) is probably the cause and you need to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My scalp started itching. I developed red spots and pimples. It has now turned into sores and it bleeds. What can I use to help. Me get rid if it?

My scalp started itching. I developed red spots and pimples. It has now turned into sores and it bleeds. What can I use to help. Me get rid if it?

You need to make: A diagnosis of the problem before recommendations can be made for treatment. See a health care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Have 3 flu hemangiomas on liver. As adult only I'm getting lots of small red spots filled with blood all over body, face and scalp. Due to liver? Name?

Have 3 flu hemangiomas on liver. As adult only I'm getting lots of small red spots filled with blood all over body, face and scalp. Due to liver? Name?

Probably nothing: If the red spots on your skin are cherry hemangiomas / "Campbell de Morgan spots", relax, they mean absolutely nothing. Maybe one person has a hemangioma or two or three in the liver and it's a non-issue itself -- a Gorbachev birthmark, a curiosity. Be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms. Is it allergy?

I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms. Is it allergy?

Maybe. Maybe not: Write down everything you ate or drank that night....If the same thing happens again, bring all the info from both times to an allergist. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...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