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Scalp Rashes In Adults
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
My son has small red circular rashes appearing on his body. Now im finding tgem on his scalp. They have a scabby top that flakes off. Is this fungal?
Flaky rash: It could be fungal and on scalp may not respond to a topical treatment so see a doctor for this ...Read more
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
What to do if I have sensitive alergic skin, when I apply commercial dyes on my scalp or beard it develop rashes. Any solutio?
Frankly: I would listen to your body. If you are developing rashes - it is not good for your body. My best recommended solution - go for rugged good looks - forget the dyes. ...Read more
My body starts to itch when I start to sweat, and especially my head and scalp. Even when I eat chilli food, which I love, my body comes up in rashes.
My scalp smells and idk why. I wash my hair every day and don't have any scabs or rashes so why does it stink?
Systemic problem?: Be sure not using any medications or herbs/spices or strong odor foods that could be coming out as smells on the scalp. Have a dermatologist look at it and get blood work to be sure all vitamins/minerals and thyroid ok. Very unusual that it is not other parts of the body, only the scalp if systemic so see a dermatologist ...Read more
Dermatologist: A dermatologist will be more of the specialist for hair problems. ...Read more
Scalp Soreness: Soreness of the scalp can be caused by a number of conditions and diseases. A simple tension headache can make the scalp feel uncomfortable. Occasionally, a fungus such as ringworm or parasites such as head lice cause the scalp to become sore. Rarely, scalp soreness is caused by chronic conditions, illnesses or autoimmune disorders. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex 2 years ago. Last summer, I started having this rashes on the triceps, this spring I had severe dandruf on my scalp. Hiv o no?
Can sudden red rashes with severe severe deep pain on right side of the scalp, face and neck along with fever be anything else other than shingles?
Hard to say without: Photos, and more info, but time to to visit your doctor and get assistance, and treatment, as if it is shingles, it can be a painful condition. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
I love having scalp and face massage got worried about HIV. If my masseuse is HIV and has bleeding hands I know he cannot penetrate my skin from scratches. But do pimple or rashes on face and scalp provide access to blood stream? No worries?
I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?
You should see a dermatologist, in the meantime applied a shampoo
which will be useful for fungal and bacterial infections.
It also will be useful, if you could have your hair cut Short.
As you have lymph nodes in your neck is quite possible that you have
an ongoing infection, you will require culture and sensitivity of the organism
and started on antibiotics ...Read more
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!
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
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
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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Hours to days: Rash starts on trunk and spreads to extremities, neck, and face. Involvement of scalp is not common. ...Read more
Hard to say, but....: Hard to say, but if it continues, please go see a doctor and get checked. There are a lot of things that can cause itching, some more concerning than others - go get checked. ...Read more
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
What is scalp burning a sympyom of? No cuts, or rash, no new soap, can hardly shower my nerves are thatsensitive.
Sent from my ipad. I have pain all over my scalp some times with a rash and my hair seems thinner. I have different types of rash on my a?
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor and a dermatologist can evaluate to see if there is a medical problem that is causing the pain sensations and hair thinning. The doctor may check for signs of infection, allergic reaction, and/or inflammation. One should write down for the doctor any medications, cosmetics, and hair products that one uses. ...Read more
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
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