Top 20 Doctor insights on: Rash on the scalp

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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 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

Dr. John Chiu
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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