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Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy rash on scalp?

Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy rash on scalp?

Parinaud's: Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome, a combination of granulomatous conjunctivitis in one eye, and swollen lymph nodes in front of the ear on the same side. Most cases are caused by cat-scratch disease, altho the bacteria causing tularemia, and herpes simplex and some fungi have been involved.
It should not be confused with the midbrain neurological syndrome also named after parinaud. ...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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Any home remedies for a scalp rash?

Any home remedies for a scalp rash?

Shampoo/Psoriasis: This creamy rich shampoo (just natural shampoo for psoriasis) for scalp psoriasis is formulated to gently
cleanse without damaging the skin's barrier and is mild, even for
sensitive skin. It combines soothing plant essences and natural
moisturizers with rich emollients to soften and soothe itchy, extra
dry skin to help heal and prevent psoriasis. ...Read more

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Please help im pregnant and have ichy scalp and bad rash on neck and back of neck how can I get rid of this?

Please help im pregnant and have ichy scalp and bad rash on neck and back of neck how can I get rid of this?

See a provider: I think its important to see a dermatologist if the rash is spreading and not going away. There are several things that this could be but most likely per description it sounds like contact dermatitis. I would stop wearing all perfumes and scented lotions. You may try topical Hydrocortisone over the counter, but please see your pcp or a dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Viral infection: The medication you've bee prescribed is Not a customary treatment for herpes zoster infection. I generally prescribe Valtrex™ Or similar. Your treating MD may be treating you for a bacterial infection you've been diagnosed. Check with your doctor to have a clarification, or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Pimply rash on the scalp that seems to be spreading?

Pimply rash on the scalp that seems to be spreading?

Folliculitis?: This may be secondary to an acne-like eruption on the scalp, called folliculitis. However, there may be other, more serious causes, and I would visit your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Rash on the scalp?

What is the definition or description of: Rash on the scalp?

Rash on the scalp: A rash on the scalp is a change in appearance, color or consistency of the skin on the scalp. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter has a rash in her scalp and back. She can't stop itching what can't it be?

My 11 year old daughter has a rash in her scalp and back. She can't stop itching what can't it be?

Itchy scalp: Seborrhoic dermatitis or cradle cap. This is usually caused by a fungus and can be treated with Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. Head lice may also cause a similar problem. Psoriasis too, can I've you this symptom complex. Check for lice. In the end you may want to see adoctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a herpes rash on my scalp??

How do I get rid of a herpes rash on my scalp??

Herpes zoster?: "Herpes rash" the scalp probably is herpes zoster (shingles), not herpes simplex. If a doctor diagnosed it, s/he probably prescribed standard treatment like valacyclovir, and maybe also a corticosteroid like prednisone. If not, contact the doctor. If this is self diagnosed and you haven't seen a doctor, do it ASAP for proper care -- the sooner the better for effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies near hair line or in the scalp? My son appears to have red rash on his scalp and near ear that resembles scabies rash

Can you get scabies near hair line or in the scalp? My son appears to have red rash on his scalp and near ear that resembles scabies rash

Not: Not commonly so I would see a dermatologist for definitive diagnosis. I wonder whether this is more likely seborrhea or psoriasis or possibly fungal infection. See a picture and read about treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can we use betadine scrub on rashes of scalp?

Can we use betadine scrub on rashes of scalp?

Yes: Yes you can but you should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I need a good tea tree oil shampoo what are good ones? I have scaly itchy rashes on scalp causing hair loss and want to try tea tree!

I need a good tea tree oil shampoo what are good ones? I have scaly itchy rashes on scalp causing hair loss and want to try tea tree!

Tea tree: While tea tree oil has antiinflammatory properties, salicylic acid shampoo such as t-sal by neutrogena may be helpful for dry itchy scalp. See your dermatologist for the best treatment options. ...Read more

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Is parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome infectious? And can it cause an itchy rash on scalp?

Parinaud's: Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome, a combination of granulomatous conjunctivitis in one eye, and swollen lymph nodes in front of the ear on the same side. Most cases are caused by cat-scratch disease, altho the bacteria causing tularemia, and herpes simplex and some fungi have been involved.
It should not be confused with the midbrain neurological syndrome also named after parinaud. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on scalp. Sort of like a red scab on the back of my head near my neck

Need to examine: It is not feasible to be sure without examining you, however, what you described could be dandruff. Wash your scalp daily with any shampoo. If the lesion does not improve in 3-4 weeks, please consult your doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have a rash starting on my scalp going down my back and also on my stomacher my doctor said infection of the follicules. The rash itches terribly.?

I have a rash starting on my scalp going down my back and also on my stomacher my doctor said infection of the follicules. The rash itches terribly.?

Could be: If you are on an antibiotic and it is persisting you should also make sure that you rule out a contact dermatitis with something you are wearing or your sheets. The itching and distribution of the rash are suspicious for contact dermatitis... Worth asking your doctor about and trying to figure out if there is something you are in contact with that is new. Could also be a drug allergy if new meds? ...Read more

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I am experiencing scalp tenderness to touch, scalp itching and rash on scalp.

Scalp tenderness.: See a doctor. Could be shingles, infection. Will have to be examined. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Red scaly rash on arms, cheeks, scalp?

Red Scaly rash: Erythematous rash (change in the feel, consistency/ texture appearance or color of skin) which may be flaky affecting scalp/ malar surface and upper extremities. ...Read more

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I use prednisone and Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) for asthma I'm breathing much better but today, 3 days into it I have developed a rash over scalp back n chest. Option?

I use prednisone and Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) for asthma I'm breathing much better but today, 3 days into it I have developed a rash over scalp back n chest. Option?

Pimples?: Prednisone in high doses can trigger pimples which can be treated with retinoid if necessary. They do tend to improve after stopping Prednisone. If your rash is anything other than pimples, then we will have to look for a different cause. ...Read more

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Help! Swollen red rash on face and scalp so saturday night I felt a mild stinging just above my right eyebrow. No blemishes, red or anything at all visible on skin. Sunday a little red and in more spots on scalp. Monday full blown red swollen sore above e

Rash: 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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Rash on face, neck, scalp, one spot on scrotum, intense painful itch, headache, fatigue. High stress.?

Rash: You are reacting to something in your life. Please see your doctor right away. Some allergic reactions can be fatal if they constrict breathing. It could be from medication, laundry detergent, food, or other things. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can cause areflexia, dark urine, fatigue, rash on scalp, mild depression, slight yellowing of eyes with normal TSH and normal bilirubin and iron?

What can cause areflexia, dark urine, fatigue, rash on scalp, mild depression, slight yellowing of eyes with normal TSH and normal bilirubin and iron?

Liver issues: Please make an appointment with your physician for evaluation of liver function and screening for hepatitis and and an ultrasound to rule out liver and gallbladder disease. Serious symptoms which require examination and testing. ...Read more

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A rash appears on my baby's scalp every time we go out. Could it be from the sun?

A rash appears on my baby's scalp every time we go out. Could it be from the sun?

I hope not: Hopefully you keep your baby covered when out in the sun. If you do it might be a heat rash as the heat increases the blood supply and the activity of the sweat glands either of which can aggrevate an existing rash or cause a new pimply rash. ...Read more

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My4 week old has a rash on his face, neck, scalp and back. Also his temp is ninty-nine point one. Should we go to the er? He's not really acting sick.

My4 week old has a rash on his face, neck, scalp and back. Also his temp is ninty-nine point one. Should we go to the er? He's not really acting sick.

Wait day or 2: Most mild rashes with minimal fever settle down rapidly in day or 2. Seek medical advice if fever reaches 101 or rash gets worse. ...Read more

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Itching all over with no rash, scalp, arms, hands, legs, everything itch what could be going on. About 4 days now, hoping its not lymphoma?

Itching all over with no rash, scalp, arms, hands, legs, everything itch what could be going on. About 4 days now, hoping its not lymphoma?

Itching: Many things can cause itching. While it is possible for lymphoma to be the culprit, it is not the first thing that jumps to my mind. Allergic reactions, medications, iron deficiency, liver or kidney disease, and psychological problems are much more likely causes. Lymphoma usually causes unexplained fever and weight loss, drenching night sweats, and swollen lymph glands. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've had abdomanolol pain back pain headaches high liver enzymes fever vomiting rash today found tick in scalp Rocky Mountain fever am I gonna die?

I've had abdomanolol pain back pain headaches high liver enzymes fever vomiting rash today found tick in scalp Rocky Mountain fever am I gonna die?

See a doctor: If you have high fever, you should see a doctor. If you do not have a doctor, go to the nearest hospital emergency room for a check up and treatment, as soon, as possible. ...Read more

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I have rashes all over my face. My scalp and body have been itchy too. I do have excema, but this is not it.?

I have rashes all over my face. My scalp and body have been itchy too. I do have excema, but this is not it.?

Rashes: Rashes are nearly impossible to diagnose correctly without seeing them, especially with so little information. Is it light or dark? Raised, flat, or depressed? Fine bumps? Big welts? Does it blanch when you push on it or no? Are you sick or well? What other symptoms do you have? If it bothers you, and to get it properly diagnosed, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a rash on the back of the 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've had for several weeks an increasingly itchy rash on the back of my scalp. Anything to relieve this?

I've had for several weeks an increasingly itchy rash on the back of my scalp. Anything to relieve this?

Yes: There may be many causes and unfortunately we often cannot find the answer even after exhaustive studies. If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. Otherwise topical Hydrocortisone cream should be tried. If it still did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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My 2month old has a red bumpy rash on back if neck and scalp. How do I treat this?

My 2month old has a red bumpy rash on back if neck and scalp. How do I treat this?

Can't say without: Knowing what it is. This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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