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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

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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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